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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Building the plane as you fly it: young diasporan engagement in Ethiopian development
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Family strategies of migrants in West Africa
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Refugees in international relations
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UNHCR and international cooperation
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International mobility, local economics and European cooperation policies in the central Sahara (M...
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Transnational migration, citizenship and the circulation of rights and responsibilities (TRANSMIC)...
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The human rights of migrants and refugees in European law
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Geraldine Adiku
Research Student
Saja Taha Al Zoubi
Visiting Researcher, Gender and Forced Migration Tutor, Christ Church College
Ruben Andersson
Associate Professor of Migration and Development
Nora Bardelli
Research Student
Alexander Betts
Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs
Francesco Bosso
Research Student
Rafael Bradenbrink
Research Assistant, Refugee Economies Programme, RSC
Catherine Briddick
Martin James Departmental Lecturer in Gender and Migration
Dawn Chatty
Fellow Emeritus and Professor of Anthropology & Forced Migration

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07 Oct, 2019
Refugee Economies programme publishes four new reports
30 Aug, 2019
Cathryn Costello awarded title of Professor in 2019 Recognition of Distinction exercise
23 Jul, 2019
New report co-authored by Ruben Andersson explores impact of Europe’s outsourcing of migration controls
04 Jul, 2019
New special issue co-edited by Ruben Andersson explores return of ‘remoteness’
01 Jul, 2019
Forced Migration Review 61 on ethics now online
28 Jun, 2019
RSC launch new Rethinking Refuge platform
15 May, 2019
Robtel Neajai Pailey to give keynote at Development Studies Association Conference
08 May, 2019
New article by Catherine Briddick investigates gender discrimination in UK immigration law
18 Apr, 2019
New article by Naohiko Omata examines complexity of refugee-host economic relationships
17 Apr, 2019
Memoirs in My Suitcase: new exhibition at the Pitt Rivers museum

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13 Sep, 2019
The Cobra Effect: “Fighting” Migration Gets Europe Nowhere. Ruben Andersson interviewed about his new book 'No Go World' in the Green European Journal
14 Jun, 2019
'How fear is redrawing our maps and infecting our politics'. Ruben Andersson discusses his new book on The Majority Report
29 Apr, 2019
'Sex discrimination in British immigration law is likely to get worse after Brexit'. Catherine Briddick writes for the Conversation
28 Mar, 2019
'"Self-reliance" for refugees? Badly handled it can make matters worse'. Evan Easton-Calabria writes for The Conversation
27 Feb, 2019
'Why Venezuelan migrants need to be regarded as refugees'. Alexander Betts writes for IRIN
21 Feb, 2019
'Why Sajid Javid’s decision on Shamima Begum cheapened British citizenship'. Matthew Gibney writes for Metro
18 Dec, 2018
'Inaccuracies spreading about UN migration pact'. Cathryn Costello contributes to Full Fact article on UN global compact on migration
13 Dec, 2018
'The Responsibility to Protect: Time to move on?'. Noele Crossley writes for In the Long Run
23 Nov, 2018
'Refuge, Reformed'. Alex Betts writes about innovations in Kenyan refugee camps for Foreign Policy
14 Oct, 2018
Race-based citizenship in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Robtel Neajai Pailey discusses her postdoctoral work on BBC World Service's Weekend

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