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About the speaker

After his degree in political science/political theory from Sciences Po Paris, Émilien Fargues is now preparing a PhD in political theory at the Doctoral School of Sciences Po. His PhD research is supervised by Dr Janie Pélabay and Dr Réjane Sénac (Centre de recherches politiques, CEVIPOF) and focuses on a comparative investigation of the naturalisation policies in France and in the United Kingdom. Methodologically, Émilien’s PhD draws on observations and semi-direct interviews with officials and judicial actors involved in naturalisation policies. Through an analysis of the exclusions from naturalisation, his project aims at interrogating the economic, political, moral and even cultural ‘thickness’ of national membership on both sides of the Channel.

Émilien Fargues spent the first term of the academic year 2016/2017 at the London School of Economics (LSE) to start his fieldwork in the UK and is now a visiting OxPo PhD student at the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) at the University of Oxford.

His research notably includes a comparison between the British and the French citizenship deprivation regimes on national security grounds, an analysis of the definition and use of the notion of ‘adhesion to the principles and values of the French Republic’ in French naturalisation policies, and a comparative study on the economic selection of applicants in the two countries.

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.

Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture

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

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

University of Sanctuary Fair, Part 1: University of Oxford as a University of Sanctuary

Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 2pm to 6pm @ Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Walton St, Oxford OX1 2HB

Humanitarian extractivism: the digital transformation past, present, future

Wednesday, 08 May 2024, 5pm to 6pm @ Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Film screening and discussion: Missing in Brooks County

Wednesday, 15 May 2024, 5pm to 7pm @ Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Forced Migration on Film: A Conversation with Marc Isaacs | Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2024

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 5pm to 6.30pm @ Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College, 56 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HS

Book launch: The Politics of Crisis-Making: Forced Displacement and Cultures of Assistance in Lebanon

Wednesday, 29 May 2024, 5pm to 6pm @ Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Skilled worker visas for refugees – a qualitative evaluation of the UK’s Displaced Talent Mobility Pilot

Wednesday, 05 June 2024, 5pm to 6pm @ Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB