Joanne van Selm is an Independent Consultant on Migration and Refugee Policy Issues, currently based in Washington DC. She has a global range on both protection and migration issues, and was based in Kingston, Jamaica from 2013-2016. She has written on migration issues in the Caribbean, and the institutional setting of migration policy issues, for example. Another particular focus has been European approaches to refugee protection, including most recently for the European Resettlement Network+ (IOM, UNHCR and ICMC) on Complementary Pathways to Protection in Europe. Other clients have included the European Commission, UNHCR, UNDP, Dutch governmental and non-governmental bodies and ECRE. Dr van Selm also serves as Associate Director for Research at Eurasylum. She co-edited the Journal of Refugee Studies (Oxford University Press) from 2001-2011 and was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University (2012-2013); Senior Policy Analyst at the Washington DC-based Migration Policy Institute (2001-2006), and Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam and the Vrij Universiteit, Amsterdam. The author of several books and numerous chapters and articles, Joanne van Selm has lived and worked in Jamaica, Japan, fyr Macedonia, the US and several EU Member States.


Humanitarian Admission Programmes: Expanding And Increasing Pathways To Protection

Does European refugee policy exist?: Regional dimensions of the refugee protection approach in Europe in Agnieszka Weinar, Saskia Bonjour and Lyubov Zhyznomirska eds, The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of European Migration (Taylor & Francis/Routledge, forthcoming)


On Choppy Waters: the Shifting Borders of Protection in Europe, in Elaine Burroughs and Keegan Williams (eds), Contemporary Boat Migration: Data, Geopolitics, and Discourses, (Rowman Littlefield, 2018) pp95-112

van Selm, Joanne. 2016. Outlook on migration in the Caribbean in 2016. Migration Policy Practice, Vol V, No 5, December 2015 - January 2016

van Selm, Joanne. 2015. Outlook on migration in the Caribbean in 2015. Migration Policy Practice, Vol V, No 5, December 2014 - January 2015