John W. Slocum
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John Slocum is the Director of Migration in the MacArthur Foundation's International Programs.
At MacArthur, Slocum previously directed the Initiative on Global Migration and Human Mobility and the Higher Education Initiative in Russia. He earlier served as program officer (and later co-director) for the Initiative in the Former Soviet Union/Russian Federation, and staff coordinator for the Research and Writing Grants Competition.
Prior to joining MacArthur in 1997, Slocum was an assistant professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma and held a postdoctoral position at Cornell University's Peace Studies Program. He has also worked in public television. Slocum is the author of several articles on Russia – on topics including nationality politics, federalism, and philanthropy. In summer 2005, John was a visiting fellow at the Maecenata Institute for Philanthropy and Civil Society in Berlin.
Slocum has an AB in from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MA and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (all in political science).