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Matthew J Gibney

BEc, MPhil, PhD


Elizabeth Colson Professor of Politics and Forced Migration; RSC DIRECTOR

Matthew J Gibney is Professor of Politics and Forced Migration at the University of Oxford, Official Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford, and Director of the Refugee Studies Centre. He is also Distinguished Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto. He specialises in the political and ethical issues raised by refugees, citizenship, and migration control. Born in Melbourne, Australia, he was educated at Monash University (BEc (Hons)) and, as a Commonwealth Scholar, at King’s College, University of Cambridge (MPhil; PhD).

Matthew is the author of many scholarly articles, chapters and books, including The Ethics and Politics of Asylum (2004), Globalizing Rights (2003), which has been translated into Italian and Spanish, The Normative, Historical and Political Contours of Deportation (2013) (edited with Bridget Anderson and Emanuela Paoletti), When States Take Back Rights (2020) (edited with Emilien Fargues and Elke Winter), and (with Randall Hansen) Immigration and Asylum (2005), a three volume encyclopedia.

His published research has dealt with issues of asylum, deportation, citizenship, banishment, globalization, and statelessness and has appeared in journals such as the American Political Science ReviewJournal of PoliticsGovernment and OppositionPolitical StudiesJournal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and Citizenship Studies, as well as several anthologies of influential academic writing in migration studies and in international relations.

He has held visiting professor positions at Monash University, the University of Toronto, and the University of New South Wales. He has written articles for The Guardian, the Sydney Morning Herald, and is a frequent contributor to the World Politics Review.

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Teaching

Professor Matthew J Gibney teaches courses for the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies.

Matthew also lectures on the core course in 'Development Studies' for the MPhil in Development Studies.

Matthew currently supervises the following DPhil students: