The Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) was founded in 1982 and is part of the Oxford Department of International Development. Our mission is to build knowledge and understanding of forced migration in order to help improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.Find out more
Alexander Betts, Louise Bloom, Josiah Kaplan, and Naohiko Omata (2016), Refugee Economies: Forced Displacement and Development, Oxford University Press.
Alexander Betts and Will Jones, (2016), Mobilising the Diaspora: How Refugees Challenge Authoritarianism, Cambridge University Press.
Cathryn Costello, (2015), The Human Rights of Migrants and Refugees in European Law, Oxford University Press.
Tom Scott-Smith, (2016), Humanitarian dilemmas in a mobile world, Refugee Survey Quarterly, 35 (2), 1–21.
#AlanKurdi: Presentation and dissemination of images of suffering on Twitter
Joshua Aiken, Hannes Einsporn, Monica Greco, Rachel Landry, and Angela Navarro Fusillo, (2017), RSC Working Paper Series, 121
EU Asylum Policies: The Power of Strong Regulating States
Natascha Zaun, (2017)
Safe country? Says who?
Cathryn Costello, (2016), International Journal of Refugee Law, 28 (4), 601 - 622
The Common European Asylum System – Where did it all go wrong?
Cathryn Costello and Minos Mouzourakis, (2016), The European Union as an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
Research Handbook on EU Labour Law
Alan Bogg, Cathryn Costello and A.C.L. Davies (editors), (2016)
Transnationalizing the Arabian Peninsula: Local, regional and global dynamics
Hélène Thiollet et Leïla Vignal (editors), (2016), Arabian Humanities, 7
Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
Gil Loescher, (2016), The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations, 321 - 341
Beyond Crisis: Rethinking Refugee Studies
RSC Conference, 16-17 March 2017, Keble College, Oxford
Palestine Refugees and International Law, 10-11 March 2017, Amman, Jordan
International Summer School in Forced Migration, 2-14 July 2017, Oxford
Viennese social furniture: Transforming urban hospitality with plywood and cable ties
Thursday, 23 February 2017, 2pm to 3.30pm
The Yazidi dilemma: human rights seem to be stuck at theory rather than practice
Monday, 27 February 2017, 1pm to 2pm
A life suspended: impending repatriation and the temporal experience of exile along the Thai-Burma border
Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 1pm to 2pm
The Syrian internal displacement
Wednesday, 01 March 2017, 5pm to 6.30pm
Palestine Refugees and International Law
Friday, 10 March 2017 to Saturday, 11 March 2017
Founded in 1982
Master's course established in 1998
Winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2002