Albert Kraler is Assistant Professor in Migration Studies.
In addition, he is:

  • Co-Director of the Centre for Migration and Globalisation Research and member of the Department’s Management Team,
  • Programme Manager of the PhD Programme in Migration Studies,
  • Member of the IMISCOE Board of Directors, the steering board of Europe’s largest migration research  network, and member of the networks External Affairs and Editorial Committees. 
  • Teaching migration theory and politics and other courses in the PhD and Master courses.
  • Associate lecturer at the University of Vienna and Technical University Vienna

About the person

Before joining the Department for Migration and Globalization at Danube University Krems in Fall 2018, Albert was a senior researcher at the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) in Vienna, which he first joined in 2001 and where he was involved in and led numerous research projects and between 2011 and 2015, led ICMPD’s research unit.  He also held positions at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research and the Department for Political Science at the University of Vienna. Albert has a PhD in Political Science from the University of Vienna and a joint degree in Political Science and African Studies from the same university.

Albert’s current research focuses includes

  • governance of migration and asylum from a multilevel perspective  
  • migration policy making and policy impacts
  • migrant integration and social cohesion
  • forced displacement
  • irregular migration and regularisation policy

View his profiles at ORCID, ResearchGate, Migration Research Hub.

Projects (Extract Research Database)

Publications (Extract Research Database)

Kilic, H.; Kerschbaumer, T.; Skrivanek, I.; Kraler, A.; Khoury, C.; Faustmann, A. (2023). Social relations, individual attitudes and migrant integration experiences in small and medium-sized towns and rural areas in Austria. Country report on policy outcomes. Collegio Carlo Alberto, Whole-COMM Country Reports on Integration., Turino

Ferreira, N.; Kea, P; Kraler, A.; Wagner, M. (2022). The EU and protracted displacement: providing solutions or creating obstacles? Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, tbd: 10.1080/1369183X.2022.2090161

Etzold, B.; Isikozlu, E.; Christ, S.; Morosanu, L.; Kraler, A.; Pastore, F.; Jacobs, C.; Vlastou, F.; Papatzani, E.; Siotou, A.; Hatziprokopiou, P.; Buchenau, B.; Momani, F. Tobin, S.; Al Yakoub, T.; Al Jarrah, R. (2022). Nothing is more permanent than the temporary – Understanding protracted displacement and people's own responses. BICC, Bonn

Pisarevskaya, A.; Kraler, A.; Webb, A.; Grujic, M.,; Kilic, H.; Kerschbaumer, T.; Palinkas, M.; Scholten, P.; Skrivanek, I.; Zentner, M. (2022). The integration of refugees and other recent migrants: A review of research on integration policy practices in the EU. Zenodo, Krems

Pisarevskaya, A.; Kraler, A.; Webb, A.; Grujic, M.,; Kilic, H.; Kerschbaumer, T.; Palinkas, M.; Skrivanek, I.; Zentner, M. (2022). Integration of newly arrived migrants in Europe. SPRING Handbook for practitioners. Zenodo, Krems

Kraler, A. (2022). Intersecting Barriers to Employment. In: Pisarevskaya, A.; Kraler, A.; Webb, A., Integration of newly arrived migrants in Europe. SPRING Handbook for practitioners. nn, Zenodo, Krems

Kraler, A.; Reichel, D. (2022). Migration Statistics. In: Introduction to Migration Studies: 439-462, Springer, Cham

Kraler, Albert; Gehrke, Lukas (2022). Beyond Emergencies: Towards a More Nuanced Understanding of the Various Impacts of Crises on Migrants. In: Hans-Joachim Preuß, Christoph Beier, Dirk Messner, Forced Displacement and Migration. Approaches and Programmes of International Cooperation: 93-107, Springer, Wiesbaden

Skrivanek, I.; Kerschbaumer, I.; Kilic, H.; Kraler, A. (2022). Immigrant integration in small and mediumsized towns and rural areas: local policies and policymaking relations in Austria. Country Reports on multilevel dynamics. Collegio Carlo Alberto

Skrivanek, I.; Kerschbaumer, T.; Kilic, H.; Kraler, A. (2022). Post-2014 migrants' access to housing, employment and other crucial resources in small- and medium-sized towns and rural areas in Austria. Country Reports on integration. Collegio Carlo Alberto

Katsiaficas, C.; Wagner, M.; Pastore, F., Hatziprokopiou, P.; Etzold, B.; Kraler, A. (2021). How easing mobility restrictions within Europe can help forced migrants rebuild their lives. BICC, TRAFIG Policy Brief, 6, Bonn

Kraler, A.; Etzold, B.; Ferreira, N. (2021). Understanding the dynamics of protracted displacement. Couldrey, M.; Philip, A., Forced Migration Review, 68: 49-52, Forced Migration Review, Oxford

Kraler, A.; Rössl, L.; Skrivanek, I. (2021). Evidence Classification. SPRING - Sustainable Practices of Integration (Deliverables), Krems

Kraler, A; Katsiaficas, C. & Wagner, M. (2020). Climate Change and Migration. Legal and policy challenges and responses to environmentally induced migration. European Parliament, EU Parlament, Brussels

Czaika, M.; Kraler, A. (2020). Refugees. In: Stone, J.; Dennis, R.; Rizova, P.; Hou, X., The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism: 321-348, Wiley Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ

Gehrke, L.; Kraler, A. (2020). Jenseits des Notfalls: Plädoyer für eine differenzierte Betrachtung der Auswirkungen von Krisen auf Migrant/innen. In: Beier, C.; Messner, D.; Preuß, H.-J., Globale Wanderungsbewegungen Beiträge der internationalen Zusammenarbeit zum Umgang mit Flucht und Migration: 139-158, Springer VS, Wiesbaden

Ferreira, N.; Jacobs, C.; Kea, P.; Hendow, M.; Noack, M.; Wagner, M.; Adugna, F.; Alodat, A.M.; Ayalew, T.; Etzold, B.; Fogli, C.; Goumeros, T.; Hatziprokopiou, P.; Javed, M. M.; Kamanga, K. C.; Kraler, A.; Momani, F. A.; Roman; E. M. Alodat, T. Ayalew, B. Etzold, C. Fogli, T. Goumeros, P. Hatziprokopiou, M. M. Javed, K. C. Kamanga, A. Kraler, F. A. Momani, E. Roman (2020). Governing protracted displacement: An analysis across global, regional and domestic contexts. TRAFIG working paper 3, BICC, Bonn

Kraler, A. (2020). Addressing protracted displacement. Learning from the past. TRAFIG Practice Note no. 2 • 02/2020, BICC, Bonn

Kraler, A.; Fourer, M.; Knudsen, A.J.; Kwaks, J.; Mielke, K.; Noack, M.; Tobin, S.; & Wilson, C. (2020). Learning from the Past. Protracted displacement in the post-World War II period. TRAFIG working paper 2, BICC, Bonn

CEDEFOP (2019). Creating lawful opportunities for adult refugee labour market mobility. A conceptual framework for a VET, skills and qualifications-based complementary pathway to protection. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg

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Lectures (Extract Research Database)

Arrival infrastructures, weak and strong ties, and different temporalities of refugee presence in small and medium-sizend localities in Austria (EN)

Globalisation of Frontiers – Frontiers of Globalisation: Migration between global crises and local dynamics. 7th Biennial Conference on Migration Rese, 26/09/2022

Complementary or integrated or both? The role of non-governmental and civil society organisations in the governance of integration at the local level.

ECPR General Confrence, 22/08/2022

Commentary on Carol Fabotko "Current state of policy: Identifying and addressing challenges"

UNICEF-IOM Virtual Symposium on Climate Mobility and Children, 03/12/2020

The evolution and diffusion of assisted return programmes in Europe since the 1970s

Crossing Borders – Perspectives in Migration Research, 6th Biennial Conference on Migration and Integration in Austria, 17/09/2020

Addressing protracted displacement avant la lettre: The emergence of the international refugee protection regime as a response to protracted displacement in Europe

3rd Conference of the German Network of Forced Migration Researchers, 17/09/2020

Addressing protracted displacement avant la lettre: The emergence of the international refugee protection regime as a response to protracted displacement in Europe

17th Annual IMISCOE Conference, 01/07/2020

Is There Protracted Displacement in the European Union? An Explanatory Enquiry

The Future of Europe as a Place of Refuge, 05/12/2019

Is there protracted displacement in the European Union? An exploratory inquiry

Refuge Europe: A question of solidarity? Chemnitz, Germany, 01/10/2019

Are skills the trick? Skills as a basis for a purposeful and safe mobility scheme for refugees complementary to traditional forms of durable solutions

16th Annual IMISCOE Conference, Malmö, Sweden, 26/06/2019

How do protracted displacement situations unfold? Lessons from the past

Transnational Figurations of Displacement: Investigating protracted displacement through the lens of transnationalism, University of Sussex, Falmer,, 05/06/2019

Theoretical Framework for a Skills Based Complementary Pathway to Protection - a project funded by the EU Agency “European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP)"

Skills based Complementary Pathways to Protection for Refugees and/or Asylum Seekers in Europe - Round Table, ICMPD Head Quarters, Wien, Österreich, 14/12/2018

Introductory presentation, Building a Complementary Pathway for Adult Refugees with the use of VET, Skills and Qualifications

Expert workshop, Brussels, Belgium, 01/10/2018

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