Dr. Caroline Zickgraf acts as Deputy Director of the Hugo Observatory: Environment, Migration, Politics in the Department of Geography and Research Fellow at UR-SPHERES at the University of Liège. Dr. Zickgraf’s main areas of research are the migratory impacts of climate change on coastal populations, transnationalism, migration and sustainability, and (im)mobility, primarily in West Africa. In addition to her research, she teaches environment and migration and environmental politics at University of Liège, l’Institut des Hautes Études des communications Sociales (IHECS) in Brussels, and Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA).
In addition to her teaching and research, Dr. Zickgraf has consulted for the World Bank, the Nansen Initiative, the Green European Foundation (GEF), the International Center for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), UN Environment, and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on the links between climate change and migration. Currently, she is part of the scientific coordination team for the HABITABLE project, financed by the European Commission, and the governance lead for the MISTY project on migration, transformation, and sustainability, a T2S programme sponsored by NORFACE and the Belmont Forum. She holds a BA (Michigan State University) and an MPhil in migration history (Leiden University) and a PhD in Political and Social Sciences (University of Liège).