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.
Language without a Land: Partition, Sindhi Refugees, and the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution
Uttara Shahani, (2022), Asian Affairs
Urban Refugees and IDPs in Secondary Cities
Evan Easton-Calabria et al, (2022)
The Kurdish Women's Movement: History, Theory, Practice
Dilar Dirik, (2022)
Unprincipled and unrealised: CEDAW and discrimination experienced in the context of migration control
Catherine Briddick, (2022), International Journal of Discrimination and the Law
Refugees, Self-Reliance, Development: A Critical History
Evan Easton-Calabria, (2022)
The State of the Humanitarian Energy Sector: Challenges, Progress and Issues in 2022
Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen et al, (2022)
Mobility and sanctuary: how to revive asylum in Europe
Catherine Briddick, (2022)
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
Events and International Summer School Officer (Maternity Cover)
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