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
Recent RSC books
A number of books authored by RSC academics and researchers have been published recently. Find details of them here.
Gender, violence, and deportation: Angola’s forced return of Congolese migrant workers
Alexander Betts, (2017), Gender, Violence, Refugees
‘Faithing’ gender and responses to violence in refugee communities:insights from the Sahrawi refugee camps and the Democratic Republic of Congo
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Chloé Lewis and Georgia Cole, (2017), Gender, Violence, Refugees
Researching forced migration: critical reflections on research ethics during fieldwork
Ulrike Krause, (2017), RSC Working Paper Series, 123
Beyond labelling: rethinking the role and value of the refugee ‘label’ through semiotics
Georgia Cole, (2017), Journal of Refugee Studies
On Refugeehood and Citizenship
Cathryn Costello, (2017), The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship, 717 - 742
MSc applications now open!
Find details on the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration studies here.
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.
Read the RSC Newsletter for 2016-2017
Founded in 1982
Master's course established in 1998
Winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2002