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.
A deconstructive approach to refugee self-reliance: the case of the Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement
Poonam Sandhu, (2023), RSC Working Paper Series 139
The role of developmental ‘buzzwords’ in the international refugee regime: Self-reliance, resilience, and economic inclusion
Naohiko Omata, (2023), World Development, 167
Politics of belonging and affective criteria in Danish migration law in the 19th century: Danish belonging before the immigrants
Nicole Stybnarova, (2023), Retfærd, 175
Forging new lives: Congolese refugees as digital creators
Marie Godin and Ghislain Bahati, (2023), ODID blog
‘In London, I Am a European Citizen’: Brexit, Emotions, and the Politics of Belonging
Nando Sigona and Marie Godin, (2023), Revising the Integration-Citizenship Nexus in Europe, 129 - 144
El moviment de dones del Kurdistan
Dilar Dirik, (2023)
RSC Statement on Ukraine
We, at the RSC, would like to express our deep shock and sadness at the loss of life and profound suffering caused by Russia's unlawful invasion of Ukraine. We also wish to express our solidarity with Ukrainians, and the huge numbers of people displaced by the current war.
Everyone, whether they are forced to flee events in Ukraine or elsewhere in the world, has the right to access and to receive protection in safe countries. We urge states to respect this fundamental right, without discrimination, for Ukrainians and for all people displaced from countries where their basic human rights are threatened.
The RSC Management Group
Migration and the politics of transgression: a historical perspective
Tuesday, 06 June 2023, 1pm to 2pm @ Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB
The 'local turn', 'hybridity', and 'friction' in refugee governance: an ethnography of Refugee-Led Organizations (RLOs) in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh
Wednesday, 07 June 2023, 1pm to 2pm @ Music Room, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB
Sharing Insights: The Lived Experience of Syrian Refugees in Canada
Thursday, 08 June 2023, 5pm to 6pm @ Zoom Webinar
Gil Loescher Memorial Fund
In celebration of the life and work of Professor Gil Loescher, a fund has been established by the RSC and Gil’s family and friends to support students conducting research on refugee and displacement issues.
Visit our section on COVID-19 resources, with links to articles about the impact of the pandemic on forced migrants by both RSC researchers and others.
Founded in 1982
Master's course established in 1998
Winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2002