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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05 Jun, 2013
Forced Migration Review 43 on States of Fragility Now Online
21 May, 2013
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh's Research on Faith Communities and Humanitarian Situations Cited in Guardian
29 Apr, 2013
Forced Migration Review 42 on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Protection of Forced Migrants Now Online
25 Apr, 2013
New Book: Transnational Religious Spaces by Olivia Sheringham
19 Apr, 2013
BLOG: Maria Villares-Varela on the Feminisation of Migration
17 Apr, 2013
Book Launch: Transnational Religious Spaces by Olivia Sheringham
08 Apr, 2013
BLOG: Melissa Siegel on Impact of Migration on Those Left Behind in Moldova
28 Mar, 2013
BLOG: Tom Scott-Smith on the Many Meanings of Humanitarianism
26 Mar, 2013
BLOG: Dawn Chatty on a Visit to the Za'tari Camp for Syrian Refugees
21 Mar, 2013
Hugh Brody to Give 2013 Elizabeth Colson Lecture on Khomani San