Cathrine Talleraas’ research interests span migration policy, management, transnationalism and humanitarianism. At PRIO, she is currently contributing to the H2020 project "QuantMig" and the "CONMIG" project. At the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Cathrine is PI of the NordForsk funded project "Effects of Externalisation: EU Migration Management in Africa and the Middle East" where she focuses on migration policy in West Africa
Cathrine holds a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Oslo (2020). In her PhD research, she studied how state institutions engage with people who lead transnational lives. Her doctoral thesis "Institutionalising transnationalism: The national welfare system’s encounter with people who lead transnational lives" is available here. She is currently co-chair of the IMISCOE Standing Committee "Migration Politics and Governance" and a board member in the Standing Committee "Reflexive Migration Studies". In 2017-2018 she coordinated the IMISCOE PhD-Network.
Cathrine holds an MSc in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford, where her thesis focused on the effects and consequences of migration policy, using the readmission agreement between Ethiopia and Norway as a case study. She holds an MA in Human Geography from the University of Oslo, where she wrote about migration policy in Senegal and the role of policies in determining patterns of migration.