Darshan Vigneswaran is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and Centre for Urban Studies , University of Amsterdam. He is also a Senior Researcher at the African Centre for Migration and Society, WITS University. In 2008, he was a British Academy Fellow at the International Migration Institute, University of Oxford where he continues to serve as the reviews editor on the working paper series. From 2010-12 he was a Research Fellow at Max Planck where he co-coordinates an international working group on Public Space and Diversity.
His research aims to understand and explain deep changes in the structure of international politics. His work is primarily interested in how the state's claim to territory has been reconfigured in response to changing patterns of human mobility. Since completing his doctoral studies at Monash in 2006, he has authored Territory, Migration and the Evolution of the International System (2013), co-edited Slavery, Migration and Contemporary Bondage in Africa (2013) and Mobility Makes States (forthcoming 2014), and published peer-reviewed articles in journals including Political Geography, Environment & Planning, Review of International Studies, and Policing & Society. Darshan has also provided expert consultation for INTERPOL, the EU and the South African Police Service and comment for Reuters, the BBC, and the New York Times. His profile and publications can be found at academia.edu and google scholar