Ayman Zohry

Expert on Migration Studies
Egyptian Society for Migration Studies


Field of Study: Demographie, Geographie, Statistique
Specialization: Collecte et traitement des données, Migration Interne, Migration internationale, Population et développement, Urbanization
Regional focus: Europe centrale et orientale, Europe occidentale, Afrique sub-saharienne, Moyen-Orient et Afrique du Nord (MENA)
Education: Doctorat (Ph.D, MD), University of Sussex, Migration Studies, 2002
Working languages: Anglais
Other association membership in population or related fields: Asian Population Association (APA), European Association for Population Studies (EAPS), Union for African Population Studies (UAPS)
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Ayman Zohry (Ph.D. University of Sussex) is an Expert on Migration Studies based in Cairo, Egypt. He is the founding president and president of The Egyptian Society for Migration Studies (EGYMIG). Dr. Zohry is also an Adjunct Professor of migration studies at the American University in Egypt (AUC), and Senior Lecturer of demography at Cairo Demographic Center (CDC). Following his early interests in Arab and Egyptian demography (1987-1998), Dr. Zohry’s research interests have shifted increasingly to the study of migration. Dr. Zohry is the chair of the Scientific Panel on International Migration; the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP). 


  1. Zohry, A. (2007) "Egyptian Irregular Migration to Europe". Migration Letters. 4(1):53-63.

  2. Habib, R.; Zohry, A.; Nuwayhid, I.; Najdi, F. (2006) "Older adults in the division of domestic labor in communities on the outskirts of Beirut,European Journal of Ageing. 3(3):137-145.

  3. Zohry, A. (2006) "Immigration to Egypt".  Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies. 4(3): 33-54.

  4. Zohry, A. (2003) "The place of Egypt in the regional migration system as a receiving country." Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales (REMI). 19(3):129-149.

  5. Zohry, A. (2003) "Nutritional habits of unskilled rural laborers in Cairo". Nutritional Anthropology, 26: 19-22.

Honorary or professional positions and awards:
· Fellow, Academic Session 425, Salzburg Seminar: Challenges of European Integration and Expansion. Salzburg, Austria, Jun 29 - Jul 4, 2005.

· Demographic Advisor, Arab Healthy Water Association (AHWA), 2003-Present.

· Fellow, Academic Session 409, Salzburg Seminar: Migration, Race, and Ethnicity in Europe, Salzburg, Austria, Jun 17 - Jun 24, 2003.

· University of Sussex Alumni Consul in Egypt, 2002-Present

· Research Fellow, Sussex Center for Migration Research (SCMR), University of Sussex, 1999-2002.

· Founder and moderator of "Demographers Without Borders e-mail group", 1999-Present.
Research grants:
· Seed Grant, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut (AUB), 2003-2004.

· Middle East Awards in the Social Sciences (MEAwards), Awardee, 2000-2001.