Thomas Lacroix is a CNRS Research Fellow in geography and Deputy Director of Migrinter (University of Poitiers). He works on the relationships between immigrant transnationalism, development, and integration. He, more particularly, works on North African and Indian transnationalism. His research interests include the migration and development relationship, diasporic memory, migration and transnationalism theory, ethnic business, associational and family transnationalism. He was awarded a doctoral Marie Curie fellowship at the Centre for the Study of Migrations and Ethnicity (University of Liège, 2002-03), a postdoctoral Lavoisier fellowship at the Centre Jacques Berque (Rabat, 2004-05), a postdoctoral Marie Curie fellowship at the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations (University of Warwick, 2005-07) and a research fellowship funded by the Volkswagen Foundation at the International Migration Institute (University of Oxford, 2008-11). He holds a Ph.D. in geography and political sciences (University of Poitiers, 2003).
Thomas Lacroix is Associate Editor of Migration Studies. In 2016, he published Hometown Transnationalism: Long Distance Villageness among Indian Punjabis and North African Berbers (Palgrave Macmillan) and has extensively published in migration journals such as International Migration Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales.