CFP Recognizing Refugees (UK)

ConferencesCall for papers: Recognizing Refugees, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, UK, 20-21 March 2023. Deadline: 31 October 2022; extended to 20 November 2022.

Forty years ago, in 1982, the Refugee Studies Centre was founded at the University of Oxford. Its aim was to understand the causes, consequences, and responses to forced migration. Throughout its history, a common theme has been to explore and recognise the agency of refugees, viewing forcibly displaced people as social, economic, and political actors. Through its research, teaching, and outreach it has tried to include the perspectives, lived experiences, and voice of displaced people. The RSC is therefore delighted that the theme for its 40th Anniversary Conference is Recognising Refugees, held in association with the RefMig project. This theme is intended to generate reflection on the processes and practices through which refugees and displaced people are formally and informally recognised by societies, institutions, and governments. It will explore, for instance, the processes through which they are officially identified; how these processes are shaped by politics, law and other social forces; the extent to which forced migrants recognise themselves as refugees and choose to seek formal recognition; the assumptions and understandings that lead to the misrecognition or non-recognition of refugees at local, national, and international level; and refugee leadership.

U Oxford job ad: Research Fellowship in Global Refugee Policy

Junior Research Fellowship in Global Refugee PolicyRefugee Studies Centre (RSC)
University of Oxford – Oxford Department of International Development
Closes: 11th March 2016

Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford

In the context of various refugee crises including the European context, the RSC is launching a centre-wide project called ‘Rethinking Refuge.’, which will include a series of workshops and seminars. To advance this project and to stimulate creative academic reflection relating to refugee policy, the RSC seeks a JRF in Global Refugee Policy. The JRF will work collaboratively on the development of this centre-wide initiative, work with RSC staff on a series of joint outputs notably on ‘responsibility-sharing in the refugee regime’, and undertake independent research. The successful candidate may be asked to teach an option course on the MSc in RFM Studies. The post is full-time, for a fixed-term of 2 years, to start in April 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should have: a doctorate (or be close to completing a doctorate) in a relevant social science discipline (e.g. politics, international relations, public policy, law, modern history, geography, anthropology, or sociology) with a focus on refugee issues; a track record of publishing work in highly ranked, peer-reviewed academic publications, including a sole authored publication in a highly regarded journal in a relevant field, or in leading academic press; proven interest in refugee policy, demonstrated by engagement with relevant institutions and/or policy processes; ability to organise and convene academic events that engage both academics and policy-makers in dialogue; excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the Refugee Studies Centre at meetings; and the potential to make a significant academic contribution to the field of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Friday 11 March 2016 can be considered.

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