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
Natascha Zaun, (2017), EU Asylum Policies: The Power of Strong Regulating States, Palgrave Macmillan/Springer.
Alexander Betts, Louise Bloom, Josiah Kaplan, and Naohiko Omata (2016), Refugee Economies: Forced Displacement and Development, Oxford University Press.
Leïla Vignal (editor), (2016), The Transnational Middle East: People, Places, Borders, Routledge.
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.
The history of global migration governance
Alexander Betts and Lena Kainz, (2017), RSC Working Paper Series, 122
Who takes advantage of mobility? Exploring the nexus between refugees’ movement, livelihoods and socioeconomic status in West Africa
Naohiko Omata, (2017), African Geographical Review
The changing borders and borderlands of Syria in a time of conflict
Leïla Vignal, (2017), International Affairs, 93 (4), 809 - 827
The Myth of Self-Reliance: Economic Lives Inside a Liberian Refugee Camp
Naohiko Omata, (2017)
Project Coordinator - Refugee Economies
Beyond Crisis: Rethinking Refugee Studies
The RSC Conference 2017 took place at Keble College, Oxford on 16-17 March. Highlights video and session podcasts now available.
Founded in 1982
Master's course established in 1998
Winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2002