The Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) was founded in 1982 and is part of the Oxford Department of International Development. Our mission is to build knowledge and understanding of forced migration in order to help improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5pm to 6pm @ Online via Zoom
Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 5pm to 6.30pm @ Seminar Room 3, Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB
Mobility and sanctuary: how to revive asylum in Europe
Catherine Briddick, (2022)
Camps and counterterrorism: Security and the remaking of refuge in Kenya
Hanno Brankamp and Zoltán Glück, (2022), Environment and Planning D: Society and Space
Ukraine: the UK is failing to meet its obligations under the 1951 Refugee Convention
Catherine Briddick, (2022), The Conversation
The Alevis in Modern Turkey and the Diaspora: Recognition, Mobilisation and Transformation
Derya Ozkul and Hege Markussen (eds), (2022)
Camp Methodologies: The “How” of Studying Camps
Yolanda Weima and Hanno Brankamp, (2022), Area
RSC Statement on Ukraine
We, at the RSC, would like to express our deep shock and sadness at the loss of life and profound suffering caused by Russia's unlawful invasion of Ukraine. We also wish to express our solidarity with Ukrainians, and the huge numbers of people displaced by the current war.
Everyone, whether they are forced to flee events in Ukraine or elsewhere in the world, has the right to access and to receive protection in safe countries. We urge states to respect this fundamental right, without discrimination, for Ukrainians and for all people displaced from countries where their basic human rights are threatened.
The RSC Management Group
International Online Schools in Forced Migration
Applications are open for the five-day Online School taking place on 4-8 July and again on 11-15 July.
Departmental Lecturer in Human Rights and International Refugee Law
Visit our section on COVID-19 resources, with links to articles about the impact of the pandemic on forced migrants by both RSC researchers and others.
Gil Loescher Memorial Fund
In celebration of the life and work of Professor Gil Loescher, a fund has been established by the RSC and Gil’s family and friends to support students conducting research on refugee and displacement issues.
Founded in 1982
Master's course established in 1998
Winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2002