John Palmer

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I am a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Frederic Bartumeus' Movement Ecology Lab at CREAF (Autonomous University of Barcelona), where I work on questions arising in ecology, law, and public policy related to human mobility, social segregation, international migration, forced migration, mosquito control, stochastic search strategies, and the spatial analysis of movement patterns generated by a variety of different organisms. I also teach public international law for the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia, and I will be a Marie Curie Research Fellow in Pompeu Fabra University's Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration beginning in 2016.

My training is in a combination of ecology (B.S., Cornell University, 1997), law (J.D., Cornell University, 2003), and demography (Ph.D., Princeton University, 2013). In addition to my research, I have managed refugee relief projects in Bosnia, Albania, and Kosovo, and I have worked as a protection officer for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in Kosovo and Montenegro. I have also served as a law clerk, mediator, and staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.