Daniel Robins is a human geographer working on issues around human mobility and immobility with a focus on Latin America. He is currently a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA) working on the project, ‘New Strategies of Survival in Venezuela: migration and alternative remittances’. The project explores the causes, impacts and policy implications of the use of alternative channels to send remittances such as cryptocurrencies, ‘in-kind’ remittances, and black-market exchanges.
Prior to joining OSGA he was a Research Associate at Cambridge Zero, the University of Cambridge’s climate change initiative where he spearheaded an ongoing multidisciplinary research project that examines the impact of climate change adaptation policies on coastal communities in the UK and elsewhere. He was formerly an ESRC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. He has taught migration studies in the School of Geography & Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews as an Associate Lecturer and completed his doctoral thesis at the University of St Andrews on the Janet T Anderson Scholarship. His thesis focused on the drivers and experiences of mobility and immobility in the context of migration from Brazil to the UK.
Research Interests: Human migration, immobility, alternative economies, lifestyle migration, geographical imaginaries, globalisation, national identity, alternative remittances, environmental migration, climate change adaptation.
Countries: Venezuela, Brazil, UK.