Erik Vickstrom is a proven analytic and survey-research professional with more than ten years’ experience in research and programming in population issues, education, environmental management, and food security. A sociologist by training, Dr. Vickstrom has designed and led large-scale behavioral research activities in Africa, Europe, and the US. Areas of research expertise include international migration and development, immigrant integration and educational aspirations, inequality, and diversity and social cohesion. Additional specializations include research methods (quantitative, qualitative, and demographic) and teaching. Dr. Vickstrom has worked extensively in Africa and with African migrants worldwide, with particular experience in Senegal, Guinea, France, and Spain. Dr. Vickstrom received his Ph.D. from Princeton University.
PhD in Sociology and Social Policy, 2013
MA in Sociology, 2010
BA in Sociology and American Studies, 1998
Master's Certificate in Project Management, 2017
The George Washington University
The first-ever International Forum on Migration Statistics brought together producers, analysts and users of migration statistics in a community of interest centred on migration measurement issues.
I have designed and taught workshops on Analyzing Migration Data, Demographic Analysis and Population Projections, and Census Data Dissemination. My university teaching experience includes Quantitative Research Methods and Introduction to Sociology.*