RSC Staff, Associates Edit OUP Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

10 April, 2012

RSC Staff and Associates are editing a major, cutting-edge volume, The Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, which will be published by Oxford University Press as part of its world-renowned Oxford Handbook series.

The OUP Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies is a ground-breaking 54-chapter volume which critically traces and evaluates the development of the multidisciplinary field of refugee and forced migration studies (i.e. asking where it has come from), and analyses the key contemporary and future challenges faced by academics and practitioners working with and for forcibly displaced populations around the world (i.e. exploring where the field is going).

Since the birth of 'refugee studies' and the establishment of the Refugee Studies Centre in 1982, research into the causes, experiences and implications of forced migration has grown exponentially, and yet to date there has been no authoritative volume charting the birth and rise of 'refugee studies' or critically considering the future challenges for this field of research and practice.

Filling this major gap, the OUP Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies offers a comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the key intellectual, political, social and institutional challenges arising from mass displacement in the world today. Through state-of-the-art contributions by more than 50 leading scholars and practitioners, readers will be introduced to the field via a combination of innovative academic analysis and critical personal reflections of working with and about refugees and other displaced peoples, including trafficked people and “environmental refugees.”

The Handbook’s editorial team is composed of current and former RSC Staff and RSC Associates: Dr. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (lead editor, Departmental Lecturer in Forced Migration), Professor Gil Loescher (RSC Visiting Professor), Dr. Katy Long (RSC Research Associate, Lecturer at the London School of Economics) and Dr. Nando Sigona (RSC Senior Research Officer).

Regular updates will be posted on the RSC website over the coming months.