Migration and Refugees in a Global Context

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 forced migration and migration studies, including internal and international displacement driven by conflict, poverty and insecurity. In a world where almost all refugees come from the global South, our research engages in the analysis, modelling and understanding of migration flows, both between the global South and the global North, and within regions of the global South.

Along with individual faculty members, the research group working on this theme is the internationally renowned Refugee Studies Centre, winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2002. Research in the department has particularly focussed on Africa, the Middle East and Europe and has been influential in its exploration of the economic impact of forced migration on host communities; urbanisation, inclusion and the governance of migration; citizenship, deportation and refugee law; humanitarianism and forced migration; refugee self-reliance and agency; and the history, development, and consequences of border control regimes.

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News
03 Nov, 2016
Cathryn Costello wins ERC Starting Grant for 'Refugees are Migrants' project
01 Nov, 2016
Guardian's Patrick Kingsley gives Annual Harrell Bond Lecture on Reporting Refugees
28 Sep, 2016
Forced Migration Review 53 on local community responses to displacement now online
20 Sep, 2016
Alexander Betts speaks at UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants side event on self-reliance
14 Sep, 2016
Call for papers: Beyond Crisis: Rethinking Refugee Studies
11 Aug, 2016
ODID welcomes Ruben Andersson as new Associate Professor
06 Jul, 2016
Rinus Penninx Best Paper Award goes to IMI's Ali Chaudhary
01 Jul, 2016
Alexander Betts wins Vice Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement for work on refugee economies
21 Jun, 2016
From Fortress Europe to Sanctuary Europe: RSC hosts Refugee Week 2016 conference
11 May, 2016
Forced Migration Review 52 on 'Displacement, Transition, Solutions' now online

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