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.
Camp abolition: ending carceral humanitarianism in Kenya (and beyond)
Hanno Brankamp, (2021), Antipode
Refugee Economies Programme: Activities and Impact 2016-2021
Alexander Betts et al, (2021)
The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law
Cathryn Costello et al, (2021)
The Right to Work
Colm O'Cinneide and Cathryn Costello, (2021), The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law
Non-penalization and Non-criminalization
Cathryn Costello and Yulia Ioffe, (2021), The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law
Human Trafficking and Refugees
Catherine Briddick and Vladislava Stoyanova, (2021), The Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law
Palestinian refugees and the Global Compact on Refugees
Damian Lilly, (2021), RSC Working Paper Series 136
Gil Loescher Memorial Fund
In celebration of the life and work of Gil Loescher, a new fund has been established by the RSC and Gil’s family and friends to support students conducting research on refugee and displacement issues.
Visit our section on COVID-19 resources, with a blog by RSC researchers, plus links to articles about the impact of the pandemic on forced migrants by both RSC researchers and others.
Founded in 1982
Master's course established in 1998
Winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2002