Dr. Rajai Ray Jureidini
Professor of Migration, Human Rights and Ethics

Dr Ray Jureidini joined CILE in August, 2014. From 1975-1986 at the Flinders University of South Australia, he received his BA in Psychology and Sociology, First Class Honours in Sociology and PhD in Economic Sociology. After teaching Sociology in several universities in Australia, he spent 6 years at the American University of Beirut from 1999 where he began researching and publishing on human rights issues concerning migrant domestic workers and conducted the first survey of domestic workers in the region. At the American University in Cairo from 2005-2011, he became director of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies and conducted a number of research projects on migrant and refugee issues, including household domestic workers, child domestic workers, Egyptian families of migrant workers abroad and a large survey of 1000 interviews, analyzing the trajectories of Somali and Ethiopian asylum seekers in Yemen, Syria and Turkey. In 2012, Dr. Jureidini spent a year as research consultant for the Center of Design Innovation at Qatar Foundation in Doha. He was one of the authors of the Qatar Foundation’s 2013 Mandatory Standards for Migrant Worker Welfare and the author of a 2014 report, Migrant Labour Recruitment to Qatar for the Qatar Foundation. In 2016, he authored the ILO White Paper publication, Ways Forward in Fair Recruitment of Low-skilled Migrant Workers in the Asia-Arab States Corridor. In 2017 he published papers on the wage protection systems in the GCC, the transnational culture of corruption in migrant labour recruitment, and Muslim perspectives on migrants and refugees. He is currently co-editing a book with Dr. Said Hassan on migration and Islam as part of CILE’s book series with Brill. Dr. Jureidini is also a consultant and advisor on refugee issues, labour recruitment, labour supply chain evaluations and migrant labour reform advocacy. To see his podcast videos, click here.