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This term's series is convened by Professor Cathryn Costello and Dr Kirsten McConnachie

Vision of the Tomb, 1965: Ibrahim El-Salahi kindly provided the cover image for the Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies

This series will range across disciplines and subjects in refugee studies, commencing with the launch of The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (OUP, 2014), a multi-contributor volume providing an overview of the discipline, its evolution and challenges. Refugee and Forced Migration Studies has grown from being a concern of a relatively small number of scholars and policy researchers in the 1980s to a global field of interest with thousands of students and scholars worldwide. Like the Oxford Handbook, this series will critically assess the development of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, providing an opportunity for scholars to present their most recent monographs and other research, and discuss their contribution to the discipline, its place in the academy, and refugee studies' relationships with policy and practice.

Michaelmas term seminars

15 October 2014
The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies [Book launch]
Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (University College London) and Professor Gil Loescher (Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford)

22 October 2014
The Ideal Refugees: Gender, Islam, and the Sahrawi Politics of Survival [Book event]
Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (University College London)

29 October 2014
Governing Refugees: Justice, Order and Legal Pluralism on the Thai–Burma border [Book event]
Dr Kirsten McConnachie (Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford)

5 November 2014
Displacement and integration in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: a century later
Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Talal

12 November 2014
Love of women and a place in the world: romantic love and political commitment in the life of a forced migrant
Professor Jonny Steinberg (African Studies Centre and the Centre for Criminology)

19 November 2014
Sans Papiers: The Social and Economic Lives of Young Undocumented Migrants [Book event]
Professor Roger Zetter (Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford) and Dr Nando Sigona (University of Birmingham)

26 November 2014
Inequality, immigration and refugee protection
Dr Katy Long (Stanford University and University of Edinburgh)

3 December 2014
Citizenship revocation and the privilege to have rights
ProfessorAudrey Macklin (University of Toronto)


All seminars take place on Wednesdays at 5pm in Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, OX1 3TB. Everyone is welcome to attend and no registration is required. All events are free of charge. 

*The Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture takes place at the Examination Schools, 81 High Street, Oxford OX1 4AS. Please note: all are welcome to attend, but registration is required for this event. Sign up here


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