Oxford Transitional Justice Research: Seminar Series

by | Apr 29, 2018

This term the series has a particular focus on Syria and the Middle East, with topics covered including Iraqi migrants in Syria, Syrians working in Turkey, and Islamic traditions of refuge. We kick off with a book launch for Professor Dawn Chatty’s book Syria: The Making and Unmaking of a Refuge State next week on 2 May.

Also this term is the Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2018, which will be given by Professor Bridget Anderson (ex COMPAS, now School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol) on 6 June under the title “Let language not betray us”: immigration, enforcement and modern slavery.

Location: Seminar Room 3, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB

Series convenor: Dr Ali Ali   

2 May

Book launch for ‘Syria: The Making and Unmaking of a Refuge State’  

Professor Dawn Chatty, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology and Forced Migration, Refugee Studies Centre


9 May

Iraqi migrants in Syria: the crisis before the storm

Dr Sophia Hoffmann, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin


16 May

Syrian labour in the Turkish economy

Dr Emre Korkmaz, Newton International Fellow, Oxford Department of International Development


23 May

Islamic traditions of refuge in the crises of Iraq and Syria

Dr Tahir Zaman, Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Sussex



30 May

Outsourcing border control: the politics and practice of contracted visa policy in Morocco

Dr Federica Infantino, Postdoctoral research fellow, Université Libre de Bruxelles


6 June

“Let language not betray us”: immigration, enforcement and modern slavery | Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2018* 

Professor Bridget Anderson, Professor of Mobilities, Migration and Citizenship, University of Bristol


All seminars are free to attend and open to everyone.

* Registration is not required except for the Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture on 6 June – for registration details for this lecture, please see the website: https://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/colson2018

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