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Increasing local and forcibly displaced researchers in Refugee & Forced Migration Studies research

People shopping in Kakuma refugee camp © Capital Juba Studio
Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, a focus of much research on refugees

The #ByRefugees Newsletter aims to increase local and forcibly displaced researchers in Refugee & Forced Migration Studies research. It is used to share information on relevant research, events, and opportunities for those affected by and researching displacement. Subscribers will receive a monthly email with relevant events and opportunities which have been sent to the mailing list.

This initiative is based on events held by the Refugee Studies Centre (University of Oxford), Global Refugee-Led Network, and Global Academic Interdisciplinary Network (GAIN) of the Global Compact on Refugees, to continue to engage in the topic of refugee- and locally-led research and practice.

Join this list if you are an academic or researcher anywhere in the world who has an interest in increasing the inclusion of refugees, displaced persons, and affected community members within academic discourse and research projects. If you do not have research experience but are interested in gaining it, and also have personal experience with forced displacement or live in an area affected by forced displacement, you are also welcome to join this list.

How to Join

Subscribe to the newsletter here. The newsletter is run through JISCMail.

Once a month you will receive an email listing the relevant opportunities which have been shared with us.

How to Share Opportunities

Send an email to with details of the research opportunity/event/publication or other relevant information you wish to share.

Please use this list to:

  • Promote opportunities for refugee- and locally-led research
  • Promote calls for panellists or papers for relevant events
  • Share good practice on inclusion in research
  • Share publications on this topic
  • Promote relevant events on this topic
  • Share brief ‘features’ of your relevant research project or your work as an academic or researcher (150-300 word overviews with links to relevant links to more information)

Please do not use this list to share confidential or sensitive information. List owners reserve the right to share only the information they deem appropriate and relevant to the objectives of the mailing list.


If you have any questions about this mailing list, please email Dr Evan Easton-Calabria (Senior Research Officer, Refugee Studies Centre) at

#ByRefugees seminar series

The RSC seminar series on #ByRefugees: Strengthening refugee-led humanitarian response during the COVID-19 pandemic took place in Trinity term 2020 (May-June). Watch the series on YouTube.