Migration and Refugees in a Global Context

The integration of global markets now permits free movement of capital, goods and services, but the same is not true of people. Migration in its various forms has become a central feature of international development in its economic, political, legal, social and cultural dimensions. Oxford now leads the world in research on this vital subject.

The department has recognised strength in the fields of refugee studies – including forced migration and internal displacement – in a world where almost all refugees come from developing countries; and in the analysis, modelling and understanding of international migration flows both between developing and developed countries, and within developing regions themselves.

Our strength in this field is due primarily to the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) and a group of migration-focussed academics in the department, who between 2006 and 2017 worked as part of the International Migration Institute (IMI).

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New dynamics of international refugee law
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Refugee economies
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Migration and humanitarian aid along the migration corridor in Mexico
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Rethinking refuge
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Teaming research and theatre to create dialogues on migration
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Refugees and renewable energy: the nature of refugee demand for sustainable energy in humanitarian...
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Gender in humanitarian policy and practice
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The resilience challenge in the midst of complex emergencies: a broader understanding of livelihoo...
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Beyond solutions? Pushing the development agenda in refugee assistance – data, drivers, dynamics a...
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Tom Scott-Smith
Associate Professor of Refugee Studies and Forced Migration
Greta Semplici
Research Student
Olivier Sterck
Junior Research Fellow in the Economics of Forced Migration
Evangelia (Lilian) Tsourdi
Departmental Lecturer in International Human Rights and Refugee Law
Leila Vignal
Marie Curie Fellow, RSC
Matthew Willner-Reid
Research Student
Roger Zetter
Professor Emeritus of Refugee Studies
Barbara Zeus
Research Student (PRS)

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11 May, 2016
Forced Migration Review 52 on 'Displacement, Transition, Solutions' now online
21 Mar, 2016
Indrajit Roy Attends OECD Meeting on Migration as Invited Expert
16 Mar, 2016
Alexander Betts Named 2016 Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum
24 Feb, 2016
ODID Alumni Create New Open Access 'Beyond Trafficking and Slavery' E-Syllabus
02 Feb, 2016
New York Times Highlights New Proposal for 'Refugee Matching' from Will Jones of RSC and Alexander Teytelboym
29 Jan, 2016
New Book: The Human Rights of Migrants and Refugees in European Law by Cathryn Costello
25 Jan, 2016
Thinking Migration: New Report Celebrates 10 Years of the International Migration Institute
13 Jan, 2016
International Migration Institute Holds 10-Year Anniversary Conference
06 Jan, 2016
Forced Migration Review 51 Exploring 'Migration Crisis' in Europe Now Online
05 Jan, 2016
New Book Co-edited by Oliver Bakewell: Beyond Networks - Feedback in International Migration

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19 Oct, 2016
'Beyond war and peace: migration management in Libya'. Julien Brachet writes for The Broker
18 Oct, 2016
'Why Uganda is one of the world’s most hospitable refugee destinations'. Alexander Betts speaks to PBS Newshour
03 Oct, 2016
'Disenfranchised citizens, unfree labour: The social and political exclusion of India’s internal circular migrants'. Indrajit Roy writes for openDemocracy
22 Sep, 2016
'Leaders must recognize migrants as human not hapless'. Robtel Neajai Pailey writes for Huffington Post
20 Sep, 2016
'The question that remains is what kinds of pledges will be made and followed through on'. Alexander Betts quoted in Guardian article on US-led Leaders Summit on Refugees
20 Sep, 2016
'UN summit on refugees fails to offer solutions'. Alexander Betts writes for Irish Times
18 Sep, 2016
'UN and White House summits could offer a ray of hope to those stuck in camps'. Alexander Betts writes for the Observer
12 Sep, 2016
'UN Refugee Summit: abstract discussions in the face of a deadly crisis'. Alexander Betts writes for Refugees Deeply
07 Sep, 2016
'Walls... create more dangerous entry methods'. Ruben Andersson interviewed on BBC's PM about plans for Calais border wall
09 Aug, 2016
'Microfinance: Startup Seed Funding for Refugees'. Naohiko Omata and Evan Easton-Calabria write for Refugees Deeply

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