MA, MSc, MPhil, DPhil
RSC Director; Associate Professor of Refugee Studies and Forced Migration
Tom Scott-Smith is Associate Professor of Refugee Studies and Forced Migration, fellow of St. Cross College Oxford, and Course Director for the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration. He holds an MPhil and DPhil from the University of Oxford, an MSc from the University of London, and an MA from the University of Edinburgh. He was previously Lecturer at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol and Senior Scholar at Lincoln College, Oxford. Before coming to academia, Tom worked as a development practitioner concerned with the education sector in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Tom specializes in the ethnographic and historical study of humanitarian relief and its impact on the lives of refugees. His work on humanitarianism has appeared in a number of peer-reviewed scholarly journals, including American Ethnologist, Social Studies of Science, Development and Change, Third World Quarterly, Refugee Survey Quarterly, and the Journal of Refugee Studies. His book on the history of humanitarian nutrition, entitled On an Empty Stomach: Two Hundred Years of Hunger Relief, is published by Cornell University Press.
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
Places of Partial Protection: Refugee Shelter since 2015
Tom Scott-Smith, (2020), Structures of Protection? Rethinking Refugee Shelter, 1 - 12
Structures of Protection? Rethinking Refugee Shelter
Tom Scott-Smith and Mark E Breeze (eds), (2020), Forced Migration Series volume 39
On an Empty Stomach: Two Hundred Years of Hunger Relief
Tom Scott-Smith, (2020)
Beyond the boxes: Refugee shelter and the humanitarian politics of life
Tom Scott-Smith, (2019), American Ethnologist