International Metropolis Conference Plenary speakers

June 24 to 28, 2019

The Promise of Migration

Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation

Abel Chikanda

Assistant Professor

University of Kansas


Abel Chikanda is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Geography & Atmospheric Science and African & African-American Studies at the University of Kansas. His research focuses mainly on the integration of African-born immigrants and refugees in receiving societies (mainly in Southern Africa and North America). He has also conducted research on migration and development, including in the areas of skilled labour migration, diaspora engagement, and migration and urban food security. He has published widely (2 edited books, 20 journal articles and 21 book chapters), as well as authoring several policy-oriented reports.