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


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. 

3 December 2014

Hélène Neveu Kringelbach announced as the Evans Pritchard lecturer in Trinity Term 2015.  

27 November 2014

Bahar Baser examines the Kurdish Diaspora Response to Kobane in this new article.

20 November 2014

Nando Sigona to speak in three universities across Italy on his ODP research on Stateless Roma in Italy.

17 November 2014

ODP researcher Hélène Neveu-Kringelbach new paper in Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power.

22 October 2014

Catch up with the research projects in our latest newsletter.


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