Barry Maydom is a Lecturer in Politics in the School of Social Sciences at Birkbeck College, University of London. His research focuses on the political effects of emigration in migrants' homelands, and he teaches courses on quantitative research methods and experimental research design.
Barry’s research has explored how migrants’ financial remittances influence political participation in Africa and Latin America, investigated how frontline corruption drives emigration in the Western Balkans, and examined previously state-supported trade unions’ effects on labour politics after democratic transitions. He has published in journals of politics, migration, and area studies, including Comparative Political Studies, Latin American Politics and Society, and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Barry is currently working on a project to discover how emigration shapes the local and national social contract in Latin America.