Shahamak Rezaei

Associate Professor, Roskilde University
181 Wallace Hall


Shahamak Rezaei is Associate Professor at the Department of Social Sciences and Business, Roskilde University, Denmark. He is also affiliated with Sino-Danish Research & Education Center (SDC) in “Innovation Management” research group where he since 2010 has been conducting research and teaching activities in China. During 2011-2013 he has been appointed as the Head of Social Science Study Program at Roskilde University.

During 2013 and 2014 he was Visiting Professor at University of Oxford, Center on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) in UK, Visiting Professor at Princeton University, Department of Sociology, Center for Migration & Development (CMD), Visiting Professor at UCLA, Department of Sociology and Guest Lecturer at Yale University, Department of Sociology. His research has focused on Migration, Global Entrepreneurship, Globally born SMEs, Migrant Entrepreneurship, Transnational Entrepreneurship, Economic Consequences of Migration, Informal Economic Activities, Industrial Relations and Comparative Welfare State Analysis.

The European Commission has in 2015 under “Horizon 2020 – RISE Program” approved and financed the exchange program of “DiasporaLink” (Transnational Diaspora Entrepreneurship as a Development Link between Home and Residence Countries) under Leadership and Coordination of Dr. Shahamak Rezaei. DiasporaLink is a 4 year project (2015-2019) in collaboration with 25 research institutions in the EU, Americas, Asia and Africa. Princeton University, Center of Migration & Development (CMD) is one of the 25 research institutions represented in DiasporaLink project and have actively been involved in hosting scholars and contributing to various events in the EU by presenting keynote and other project related activities.

In 2015 has Dr. Shahamak Rezaei in collaboration with Princeton University, CMD, and other leading North American and European universities launched a research initiative focusing on STEM Migration (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The initiative focuses on global comparative STEM Migration research. Since 2016 Dr. Shahamak Rezaei has been appointed as Non-Resident Research Associate at CMD, Department of Sociology, Princeton University.