Education: Albert has a degree in Political Science (major) and African Studies (minor) from the University of Vienna (2001).
Relevant experience and expertise: Albert joined ICMPD in 2001 as a junior researcher, primarily being involved in a number of projects on migration statistics and migration policy. From October 2003 to March 2004 he was a Marie Curie Fellow at the Centre for Migration Research at the University of Sussex (UK), undertaking research on forced migration in the African Great Lakes Region. Between September 2005 and June 2006 he held a post as a university assistant at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna and re-joined ICMPD in 2006. Since 2011, he is programme manager of ICMPD’s research programme.
Since rejoining ICMPD, Albert has been involved in numerous research projects including on migration statistics and statistics policy, irregular migration, regularisation, family migration policies, discrimination and border control. Currently, he coordinates the FP7 project “Addressing demand in anti-trafficking efforts and policies (2014-2017).
Albert is a member of the IMISCOE Research Network and represents ICMPD on the network’s board of directors. He also serves on the IMISCOE Editorial Board and the jury of the IMISCOE dissertation award. Since 2001 he is a member of the editorial board of the Vienna Journal of African Studies. He also teaches Political Science and International Development at the University of Vienna as an associate lecturer.
Research interests: Migration policy, migration statistics, forced migration, family related migration, and citizenship.
2016 (co-editor, with Maegan Hendow and Ferruccio Pastore): Introduction: Multiplication and Multiplicity - Transformations of Border Control. Journal of Borderlands Studies 31(2).
2015 (co-editor, with Maegan Hendow and Alina Cibea): Using technology to draw borders: fundamental rights for the Smart Borders initiative. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 13(1).
2014 (with David Reichel, Alexandra König, Martin Baldwin-Edwards & Müge Şimşek): Final Report - Feasibility Study on the Labour Market Trajectories of Regularised Immigrants within the European Union (REGANE I).
2014 (co-editor, with Ilker Ataç, Michael Fanizadeh & Wolfram Manzenreiter) (2014): Migration und Entwicklung. Neue Perspektiven. HSK 32. Wien: Promedia & Südwind.
2013: (with Sébastien Chauvin & Blanca Garćes-Mascareñas): Working For Legality: Employment And Migrant Regularisation In Europe. International Migration 51(6), 118-131.
2011: (co-editor with Eleonore Kofman, Martin Kohli & Camille Schmoll (eds.): Gender, Generations, and the Family in International Migration. Amsterdam University Press.
2009 (co-editor with Martin Baldwin-Edwards): REGINE. Regularisations in Europe. Amsterdam: Pallas Publications