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03 Oct, 2018

The new DPhil in Migration Studies

The University of Oxford has recently announced the launch of a new DPhil in Migration Studies. Based at ODID and the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (SAME), the course offers the opportunity to undertake an in-depth project drawing on excellent research departments, centres and scholars.

Why study migration in Oxford?

Oxford is a worldwide centre of excellence on the study of migration in all its forms. The DPhil in Migration Studies provides students with four key benefits:

By
R Michael Feener
Philip Fountain
21 Jan, 2018

Religion and NGOs: Understanding new global configurations of humanitarian, development, and ‘faith-based’ institutions

As Development Studies scholars have long argued, the rapid and remarkable growth of nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) since the Second World War has amounted to nothing less than an institutional...

By
Ilan Manor
01 Dec, 2017

Do MFAs really attract journalists on social media?

Some have traced the origins of digital diplomacy to America’s need to counter Al-Qaeda’s online narrative and recruitment efforts....

By
Nur Arafeh
30 Nov, 2017

New perspectives on the political economy of the Middle East

Did the 2011 Egyptian protests lead to changes in voting outcomes and electoral choices? How has the arrival of Syrian refugees affected the Lebanese economy? What impact did the Egyptian revolution have on...

By
Gina Crivello
07 Nov, 2017

Why are some children able to ‘beat the odds’ stacked against them early in life?

We know that children who grow up in poverty are disproportionately more likely to leave school early and less likely to enter post-secondary schooling. We also know that they are disproportionately more...

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02 Nov, 2017

Reflections from 'Putting Children First': from surviving to thriving

I spent much of last week in Addis Ababa at the ‘Putting Children First’ conference (for my hopes on this, see a blog written the week...

By
Hannah Waddilove
30 Oct, 2017

What role should academics play in public knowledge creation?

A seminar held at ODID on 27 October as part of the Re-engaging Truth series asked what role academics should play in public knowledge...

By
Masooda Bano
26 Oct, 2017

Islamic education and feminist agency

In recent years, scholars interested in the study of gender issues in Muslim societies have been fascinated by one particular phenomenon: the emergence and spread of female Islamic education movements.

By
Felipe Roa-Clavijo
13 Oct, 2017

Three insights on multidimensional poverty from the UN General Assembly

While most media attention at the United Nations General Assembly was focusing on President’s Trump’s first appearance at the UN, little attention was devoted to central themes, such as the fight against...

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The Re-engaging Truth project team
10 Oct, 2017

Re-engaging truth: development, engagement and post-truth politics

This term, ODID will be hosting a new research seminar series exploring a political issue relevant across the world, and one which spans both Euro-America and developing countries: the place of knowledge in...

By
Jo Boyden
21 Sep, 2017

What do effective measures to address children’s work look like? Reflections from Young Lives

This week, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) published new Global Estimates of...

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