Background and activities

Ibrahima Amadou Dia is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Sociology and Political Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), concentrating on the international migration of health professionals in Nordic countries, global health inequality and drafting various journal articles and a book manuscript. 

He holds a PhD in Sociology at the University of Geneva and a Master’s degree in Development Studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. He was a Lecturer and Researcher at the Department of Sociology at the University of Geneva., a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University (Toronto), and a Visiting Researcher at the Department of Sociology at the City University of London.  

He has worked as Expert, Adviser, Consultant or Staff member with various international organizations (the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the African Union Commission (AUC), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)). 

He has worked on various migration issues, including international highly skilled migration, migration and development, labor migration governance, migration of health professionals, gender and migration, migration and health, student migration, human trafficking and smuggling, irregular migration. 

Besides migration, he has worked on issues pertaining to ageing, indigenous peoples, gender, poverty, sustainable social and economic development, social protection, informal economy, globalization, fundamental rights, and global health.  

He has published extensively and advised policymakers on international migration issues and has participated in several international migration related funded research projects, academic conferences, policy dialogues and scholarly associations.