Oxford Diasporas Programme

11 projects on the impacts of diasporas

African Diasporas Within Africa Hadrami Diaspora in the Indian Ocean Diaspora and Creolization Diasporas of East London Engagement in War-Torn Societies Diaspora engagement policies The Nation Outside the State Stateless Diasporas Diasporas, Trade and Trust Diaspora Youth

Building on Oxford's strength in migration studies, the Oxford Diasporas Programme (ODP) includes researchers from Oxford's three migration research centres and other departments across the University. Administrative support, communications and the website are generously provided by the International Migration Institute. The programme is funded by the Leverhulme Trust from 2011 to 2015.

ODP consists of 11 projects looking at the social, economic, political and cultural impact of diasporas (transnational communities of people dispersed from their homeland) through a range of disciplinary perspectives and research methods. The projects cover case studies from both the global North and South.

We are interested in the connections between people who migrate to other countries and those who stay at home. What effects do these connections have on people in the country of origin, people in the country of destination, and on the migrants themselves?

Contact Information

Oxford Diasporas Programme,
International Migration Institute,
Oxford Department of
International Development,
University of Oxford,
3 Mansfield Road.
Oxford OX1 3B, UK

+44 (0) 1865 281 738+44 (0) 1865 281 738


Latest news

28 October

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh awarded 2015 Philip Leverhulme Prize

17 September

ODP and the University of Leicester hosted the Impact of Diasporas Event at the Royal Geographical Society, London. 

27 June

An article in The Economist on government diaspora strategies builds on research by Alan Gamlen

26 June

New working paper in collaboration with COMPAS examines diasporas and conflict

18 March 

Nick Van Hear considers ‘knowledge exchange’ between researcher and the researched in his new blog – read it here.

23 February

Zimbabwe's diaspora: Where next?

18 February 2015

New working paper examines creolization and Francophone literature.

11 February 2015 

Full report from the Middle Eastern Stateless Diasporas Symposium now available. Click here to download the full report. 

10 February 2015

ODP research chosen as a key article on 'Diasporas' by Taylor and Francis. 

20 January 2015

ODP research chosen as  ‘Editors’ Choice Articles’ by the Journal of Intercultural Studies.

5 January 2015

New photo essay by Kate Stanworth and Giulia Liberatore as part of the Diaspora engagement in war-torn societies project. 


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