Migration Matters is a non-profit organization that was founded in January 2016 by Julia Karmo, Sophia Burton, Kelly Miller, and Elina Ribakova in response to media coverage about the so-called refugee crisis. Our team has since grown to include Bernadette Klausberger and Julian van Dieken, two of the creators behind one of the 50 most popular Massive Open Online Courses of all time: The Future of Storytelling.

We are awardees of grants from The London School of Economics and Advocate Europe and a 1st place winner of the 2017 Migration Media Award from the International Centre for Migration Policy Development.

Our mission is to empower the public to have more nuanced and evidence-based conversations about migration. We produce bite-sized video courses that complicate commonly held preconceptions with original ideas, research, and solutions-oriented perspectives from leading thinkers in the field: researchers, practitioners, as well as migrants and refugees themselves.

Help us change the debate around migration by informing your family and friends about Migration Matters, sharing our videos, and contributing your questions and ideas for future course topics to team@migrationmatters.me. Let’s #rethinkmigration together.



Our work would not be possible without the help and support of many willing and gracious hands:

Sarah Brandmeyer
Pamela Fernandez
Anna Kleibl
Sang Eui Lee
David San Milian
Stefan Nielsen
Anna van Odijk
Elisabeth Roura
Livia Shallon
Matthieu Tanguay-Carel
Jasmin Stark
Björn Wengenmeier
Justin Wright
Laura Yeffeth

…and of course all those who participated in our course and gave to our original crowd-funding campaign: friends, family, colleagues, supportive strangers who believed in this project from the very beginning