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.
Collective identities amid war and displacement: Syrians and Syrian refugees imagine their country
Kathrin Bachleitner, (2021), Nations and Nationalism
Belonging to Syria. National Identifications before and after 2011
Kathrin Bachleitner and Toby Matthiesen, (2021), Nations and Nationalism
Community engagement in pastoralist areas: Lessons from the public dialogue process for a new refugee settlement in Turkana, Kenya
Cory Rodgers, (2021), Pastoralism, 11
Demarcating Boundaries: Against the “Humanitarian Embrace”
Hanno Brankamp, (2021), Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, 37, 46 - 55
Introduction: Humanizing Studies of Refuge and Displacement?
Hanno Brankamp and Yolanda Weima, (2021), Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, 37, 1 - 10
Understanding the Resistance: Researching Kurdish movements in Europe – while doing no harm
Dilar Dirik, (2021), The Sociological Review
Visit our section on COVID-19 resources, with a blog by RSC researchers, plus links to articles about the impact of the pandemic on forced migrants by both RSC researchers and others.
RSC-BIEA Fellowship in Refugee Studies
The Refugee Studies Centre is pleased to announce the launch of a new 12-month fellowship scheme for aspiring researchers with a displacement background.
Wednesday, 26 January 2022, 6pm to 7.30pm @ via Zoom
Gil Loescher Memorial Fund
In celebration of the life and work of 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.
Founded in 1982
Master's course established in 1998
Winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2002