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Georgia Cole

Chancellor's Fellow, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Georgia Cole is a Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Edinburgh in the School of Social and Political Sciences. Her research focuses on the alternatives that people pursue to formal asylum pathways and on pluralising geographies of refuge to account for diverse sites of protection and respite. She works primarily with Eritrean refugees and migrants in Eritrea, East Africa and the Gulf States, where she is trying to understand the historical and contemporary role of Gulf actors in global systems of displacement and humanitarianism. At Edinburgh, she is involved in the Mastercard Foundation funded blended bridging programme for refugee learners in Uganda, which is being designed and implemented in partnership with the Refugee Law Project and the American University of Beirut. 

Prior to this, Georgia was a Research Fellow at the Margaret Anstee Centre for Global Studies at Newnham College, Cambridge, and the Joyce Pearce Junior Research Fellow at the Refugee Studies Centre in Oxford where she taught on 'Critical Approaches to Durable Solutions'. She is currently the Book Review Editor for Journal of Refugee Studies, and has served on the editorial board for the Journal of Eritrean Studies.