David Bartram

David Bartram, Ph.D., is associate professor and director of research at the School of Media, Communication, and Sociology at the University of Leicester. His research focuses on subjective well-being and international migration—for example, investigating the idea that migration to a wealthy country is advantageous to the migrants themselves. He has held a grant (with colleagues at Leicester) from the U.K. Economic and Social Research Council to investigate the "U.K. citizenship process," as well as awards from Leverhulme and the Nuffield Foundation. He has published two books: Key Concepts in Migration (SAGE, with Maritsa Poros and Pierre Monforte) and International Labor Migration: Foreign Workers and Public Policy (Palgrave). He is coeditor of the Journal of Happiness Studies and president of RC31, the section on the Sociology of Migration of the International Sociological Association. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a B.A. from Kenyon College.