Professor Richard Black

Professor Richard Black

College of Social Sciences
Pro-Vice-Chancellor
Head of the College of Social Sciences

Contact details

Address
College of Social Sciences
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Richard is Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Head of the College of Social Sciences.  An academic geographer and Professor of International Development, he has been a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences since 2012.

Qualifications

PhD in Geography, University of London, 1990
BA in Geography, University of Oxford, 1986

Other activities

  • REF 2014: Member of sub-panel 17, Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies
  • Director of two major DFID research programmes on migration, globalisation and poverty, spanning Asia and sub-Saharan Africa (2003-13)
  • Visiting Professor, Institut de Géographie, Université de Neuchâtel funded by Swiss National Science Foundation, 2011
  • Co-Editor of Journal of Refugee Studies, OUP (1994-2009)

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Black, R, Maple, N & Reardon-Smith, S 2020, 'Immobility and the containment of solutions: Reflections on the Global Compacts, Mixed Migration and the Transformation of Protection', Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies.

Banerjee, S, Black, R, Mishra, A & Kniveton, D 2018, 'Assessing vulnerability of remittance-recipient and non-recipient households in rural communities affected by extreme weather events: Case studies from South-West China and North-East India', Population Space and Place. https://doi.org/10.1002/psp.2157

Martin, M, Kang, YH, Billah, M, Siddiqui, T, Black, R & Kniveton, D 2017, 'Climate-influenced migration in Bangladesh: the need for a policy realignment', Development Policy Review, vol. 35, no. S2, pp. O357-O379. https://doi.org/10.1111/dpr.12260

Adger, WN, Arnell, NW, Black, R, Dercon, S, Geddes, A & Thomas, DG 2015, 'Focus on environmental risks and migration: causes and consequences', Environmental Research Letters, vol. 10, no. 060201. <http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/22472/>

Martin, M, Billah, M, Siddiqui, T, Abrar, C, Black, R & Kniveton, D 2014, 'Climate related migration in rural Bangladesh: a behavioural model', Population and Environment, vol. 36, pp. 85-110. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11111-014-0207-2

Gonzalez-Ferrer, A, Baizan, P, Beauchemin, C, Kraus, E, Schoumaker, B & Black, R 2014, 'Distance, transnational arrangements, and return decisions of Senegalese, Ghanaian, and Congolese migrants', International Migration Review, vol. 48, no. 4, pp. 939-971. https://doi.org/10.1111/imre.12148

Caux, RD, Smith, C, Kniveton, D, Black, R & Philippides, A 2014, 'Dynamic, small-world social network generation through local agent interactions', Complexity, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 44-53. https://doi.org/10.1002/cplx.21528

Black, R & Collyer, M 2014, 'Populations 'trapped' at times of crisis', Forced Migration Review. <http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/18086/>

Black, R, Arnell, NW, Adger, WN, Thomas, D & Geddes, A 2013, 'Migration, immobility and displacement outcomes of extreme events in nature and society', Environmental Science and Policy, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. S32-S43. <http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/18148/>

Kniveton, DR, Smith, CD & Black, R 2012, 'Emerging migration flows in a changing climate in dryland Africa', Nature Climate Change, vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 444-447. <http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/18149/>

Chapter

Ferrer, AG, Kraus, E, Baizán, P, Beauchemin, C, Black, R & Schoumaker, B 2018, Migration between Africa and Europe: Assessing the role of resources, family and networks. A comparative approach. in Migration between Africa and Europe. Springer Vieweg. <http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/24365/>

Quartey, P, Castgnone, E, Nazio, T, Schoumaker, B, Rakotonarivo, N & Black, R 2017, Ghanaian migration: economic participation. in C Beauchemin (ed.), Migration between Africa and Europe. Springer Vieweg. <http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/24366/>

Comment/debate

Boas, I, Farbotko, C, Adams, H, Sterly, H, Bush, S, van der Geest, K, Wiegel, H, Ashraf, H, Baldwin, A, Bettini, G, Blondin, S, de Bruijn, M, Durand-Delacre, D, Fröhlich, C, Gioli, G, Guaita, L, Hut, E, Jarawura, FX, Lamers, M, Lietaer, S, Nash, SL, Piguet, E, Rothe, D, Sakdapolrak, P, Smith, L, Tripathy Furlong, B, Turhan, E, Warner, J, Zickgraf, C, Black, R & Hulme, M 2019, 'Climate migration myths', Nature Climate Change, vol. 9, no. 12, pp. 901-903. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0633-3

Other contribution

Black, R (ed.), Arnell, N & Adger, N (ed.) 2013, Global Environmental Change, extreme environmental events and ?environmental migration?: exploring the connections. Elsevier Masson. <http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/22464/>

Working paper

Banerjee, S, Kniveton, D, Black, R, Bisht, S, Das, PJ, Mahapatra, B & Tuladhar, S 2017 'Do Financial Remittancces Build Household-Level Adaptive Capacity? A Case Study of Flood-Affected Households in India' KNOMAD. <http://www.knomad.org/publication/do-financial-remittances-build-household-level-adaptive-capacity-case-study-flood>

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