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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07 Mar, 2014
New Blog Post: Naohiko Omata and Josiah Kaplan on Refugee Livelihoods
04 Mar, 2014
Humanitarian Innovation Project Team Write on Improving Work with Refugees for Guardian
20 Feb, 2014
Call for Papers: Migration, Faith, and Action - Shifting the Discourse
13 Feb, 2014
Forced Migration Review 45 on Crisis Now Online
11 Feb, 2014
Registration Open for RSC's Refugee Voices Conference
10 Feb, 2014
ODID DPhil Students Win TORCH Competition for Conference on Faith and Migration
13 Jan, 2014
New Book - The Ideal Refugees: Gender, Islam, and the Sahrawi Politics of Survival by Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
07 Jan, 2014
New Special Issue on Refugee and Diaspora Memories Co-edited by Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
11 Dec, 2013
Call for Papers: Determinants of International Migration Conference
02 Dec, 2013
IMI to Host 7th Migration and Development Conference