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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.

Past Annual Harrell-Bond Lectures

Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture

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

Past Annual Elizabeth Colson Lectures

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.

Forthcoming seminars

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