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About the Speaker

Matthew Porges is a PhD student in Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews. His research explores the relationship between mobility, ecology, and state power in northern Mauritania and the Sahrawi refugee camps in southwestern Algeria. Prior to starting his PhD, he worked at Independent Diplomat in Brussels, Belgium. His writing has appeared in the London Review of Books, Jadaliyya, Current Anthropology, and elsewhere. 

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

Why are Kurdish people risking their lives to seek asylum?

Monday, 06 December 2021, 4pm to 5.30pm @ via Zoom

Undoing Discriminatory Borders

Monday, 10 January 2022, 3pm to 4.30pm @ via Zoom