Divya Balan

Divya Balan

Assistant Professor, FLAME University, Pune

Dr Divya Balan is Assistant Professor of International Studies at FLAME University, Pune, India. She has her doctorate in European Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Her teaching and research interests include European studies, international and internal migration, migration governance, Gulf migration, Indian diaspora, and refugees in India. Divya has received several scholarships and grants and also a member of several academic organisations. She has also served as a visiting fellow of the Institute for European Global Studies at the University of Basel, Switzerland. She has authored several topical opinion and research papers for national and regional newspapers, monographs, edited books and research journals. She is an active public speaker on themes related to migration, diaspora and refugees.

Recent projects

irregular indians in the UK: a conflicted issue Courtesy: Twitter | @DrSJaishankar
27 May 2021 Gateway House

Irregular Indians in the UK: A Conflicted Issue

The new Migration and Mobility Partnership (MMP) is now in place between India and the UK since 4 May 2021. It is critical to address the issue of illegal immigration between the countries. However, New Delhi must do so with a human-centric approach, keeping outward migration safe while economically integrating the returned migrants.