• Profile:

    Daniel Naujoks is a social and political scientist, who focuses primarily on issues related to international migration, development, citizenship and transnational studies. In addition to teaching at the Milano School’s Graduate Program in International Affairs, Daniel is teaches at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University and serves as the Research Coordinator for the Organization for Diaspora Initiatives (ODI), New Delhi.

    He has published widely on the effects of migration on social, economic and political development, ethnic identity and the role and genesis of public policies. His book Migration, Citizenship, and Development. Diasporic Membership Policies and Overseas Indians in the United States (2013, Oxford University Press) examines how country-of-origin citizenship affects migrants activities and attitudes, such as naturalization, remittances, investment, philanthropy, return migration, political lobbying, and transnational belonging (

    Daniel is regularly involved in policy advisory work on development, migration, and population affairs at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), EC-UN Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI), the UN Population Division, the International Organization for Migration, UNICEF and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The regional focus of his academic is South Asia, the U.S. and Europe. However, he has conducted analysis and led projects in South America, North and West Africa, as well as in South-East Asia.

    Daniel holds a Ph.D. in political science and political economy from the University of Münster and a law degree from Humboldt University in Berlin. For more information, see

    Recent Publications:

    2013. “Migration, Citizenship, and Development. Diasporic Membership Policies and Overseas Indians in the United States” New Delhi: Oxford University Press. 
    Peer-reviewed journal articles 
    2015. "The securitization of dual citizenship. National security concerns and the making of the Overseas Citizenship of India." Diaspora Studies 8 (1), pp. 18–36. Web link
    2010. “Diasporic Identity. Reflections on Transnational Belonging.” Diaspora Studies 3 (1), pp. 1–21. Web link and for a previous version of the paper. 2008. “Macht und Identität. Eine Diskursanalyse zur doppelten Staatsbürgerschaft.” Zeitschrift für Politik 55 (4), pp. 387–412. Web link
    Book Chapters and Working Papers 
    2012. “Does Dual Citizenship Increase Naturalization? – Evidence from Indian Immigrants in the U.S.” Research Paper 125, Hamburg Institute of International Economics. Web link
    2010. “India and its Diaspora. Changing Research and Policy Paradigms”, in: Dietrich Thränhardt and Michael Bommes (eds.). National Paradigms of Migration Research. Göttingen: V&R Unipress, pp. 269-300. Web link for a previous version of the paper.
    2009. “Emigration, Immigration, and Diaspora Relations in India”. Migration Policy Institute, Washington, DC. Web link
    2009. “Dual citizenship. The discourse on ethnic and political boundary-making in Germany” Focus Migration Policy Brief, Migration in Europa e.V. and the German Agency for Civic Education. Web link ;  (For the German language version "Die doppelte Staatsbürgerschaft. Der Diskurs um ethnische und politische Grenzziehung in Deutschland", see Web link)

    Research Interests:

    international migration and development, homeland-diaspora relations, international development, international relations, political economy, transnational studies, gender, the economic impact of migration, citizenship theory

    Current Courses:

    Mobility and Forced Migration (Fall 2018)