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?

Latest news

15 October 2014

A special issue of the International Migration Review features articles by ODP researchers Nick Van Hear and Alan Gamlen.

19 September 2014

Creolization and diasporic heritage in Mauritius - A photo essay by Robin Cohen from fieldwork in Mauritius in 2007 and 2014.

10th August 2014

ODP researchers Neil Carrier and Emma Lochery granted funding for a new project on border crossing, trade and trust. 

30 July 2014

New paper 'Comparing and theorizing state–diaspora relations' by ODP researcher Alan Gamlen.

13 June 2014

The new Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies was published in June 2014, featuring contributions from five ODP members.

 

 

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