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Public Seminar Series, Hilary term 2020

Feminism, Categorisation and Forced Migration

This interdisciplinary series will explore a range of topics in refugee law, politics and history with particular attention being paid to feminist and/or gendered approaches to displacement and mobility and the categorisation(s) of people as ‘refugees’, ‘citizens’, ‘settlers’ or ‘migrants’.

Series convener: Catherine Briddick, Martin James Departmental Lecturer in Gender and Forced Migration

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about the speaker

Menaal Munshey began her PhD in Criminology at the University of Cambridge in 2016. She is also a Research Assistant at the Violence Research Centre, and Facilitator of Learning Together at HMP Grendon. She is a member of Darwin College.

Previously, she was a researcher with the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research in Tokyo where she conducted research on terrorism, organised crime, and peacekeeping.

Ms. Munshey holds an MPhil in Criminological Research from the University of Cambridge where her research focused on blasphemy law and violence in Pakistan, with fieldwork conducted in Sindh. She previously read law at the University of Warwick, with an Erasmus year at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. She passed the bar in England and Wales, and has been the recipient of the Sir Albion Richardson scholarship at Gray's Inn.

Ms. Munshey is also a lawyer in Pakistan and acts as the non-resident Senior Research Coordinator at the Legal Aid Office in Karachi. She has extensive experience in legal aid in Pakistan where her work focuses on increasing access to justice, improving criminal justice policy, and enhancing prison conditions.

RSC Conference 2017: 'Beyond Crisis: Rethinking Refugee Studies'

The RSC hosted this international conference on 16-17 March 2017.

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Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture

The Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture is named in honour of Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond, the founding Director of the Refugee Studies Centre. It is held each year in Michaelmas term.

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Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture

The Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture is held in Trinity term. It is named after Professor Elizabeth Colson, a renowned anthropologist.

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Public Seminar Series

Each term the RSC holds a series of public seminars, held on Wednesday evenings at Queen Elizabeth House. Click here for details of forthcoming seminars.

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Forthcoming events

Externalization and the erosion of refugee protection: an initial enquiry

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 1pm to 2pm @ Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Degradation by design: corrosive control in the lives of women seeking asylum in bordered Britain

Wednesday, 05 February 2020, 3pm to 4.30pm @ Seminar Room 3, Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Book launch - Palestinian Refugees in International Law | Middle East Centre and RSC event

Friday, 07 February 2020, 5pm to 6.30pm @ Investcorp Auditorium, Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College, 62 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF

Colonial mobilities and global inequality: why European settlers ought not to be regarded as migrants

Wednesday, 12 February 2020, 5pm to 6.30pm @ Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Forced migration in the United Kingdom: women’s journeys to escape domestic violence

Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 5pm to 6.30pm @ Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Multilocality and refugee-nomad interchange in northern Mauritania

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 1pm to 2pm @ Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, OX1 3TB