Daniele JOLY

Associate Fellow, Center for Migration and Citizenship


Danièle Joly joined the CMC in September 2011 as an associate fellow. She is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Warwick, where she was the director of the Center for Research in Ethnic Relations (CRER). 

She is also associate fellow at the College d'études mondiales at he FMSH

She is an active member of various European and international research networks on refugees and asylum seekers. Her research interests also include ethnicity, race, and religious diversity in Europe.

Her publications include notably:

Les musulmans en prison en Grande-Bretagne et en France (with James A. Beckford et Farhad Khosrohavar), Louvain, Presses universitaires de Louvain, 2007.

L'émeute, Paris, Denoël, 2007.

Blacks and Britannity, Burlington, Aldershot, Ashgate, 2001.

Scapegoats and Social Actors, Basingstoke, Macmillan, 1998.

Haven or Hell: Asylum Policy and Refugees in Europe, Oxford, Macmillan, 1996. Danièle Joly est DLitt de l'Université de Warwick.

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By: Daniele JOLY, Khursheed WADIA

While public opinion and European governments usually present migrants as an outside threat for European societies, in this article, Danièle Joly and Khursheed Wadia focus on the local level to analyze the issue of migrants, in particular irregular workers, living in the UK.


Irregularity of status, or „illegal‟ migration, has become a significant issue of public interest over the last 10 years. It is argued that the numbers game and moral panic shifted from black communities in the early 1980s to „bogus‟ asylum seekers in the early 1990s, and to irregular migrants...

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