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.
The ‘mobility turn’: economic inequality in refugee livelihoods
Naohiko Omata, (2021), Handbook of Culture and Migration, 287 - 300
Success twinned by challenge: an urban IDP response in Ethiopia
Evan Easton-Calabria, (2021), Refugee Survey Quarterly, 39(4), 525 - 536
‘Over-researched’ and ‘Under-researched’ refugee groups: exploring the phenomena, causes and consequences
Naohiko Omata, (2021), Journal of Human Rights Practice
Empowering refugees through cash and agriculture: a regression discontinuity design
Claire MacPherson and Olivier Sterck, (2021), Journal of Development Economics, 149
Building a bed for the night: the Parisian “Yellow Bubble” and the politics of humanitarian architecture
Tom Scott-Smith, (2020), Humanity, 11(3), 317 - 331
Building economies in refugee-hosting regions: lessons from Dollo Ado
Research in Brief
Alexander Betts and Raphael Bradenbrink, (2020), RSC Research in Brief 18
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.
Wednesday, 03 March 2021, 5pm to 6pm @ Zoom webinar
Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 5pm to 6pm @ Zoom webinar
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