Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


About RiMW

Being There - Professor Evythmios Papataxiarchis
The ‘Refuge in a Moving World’ network – an IAS initiative led by the Migration Research Unit's Co-Director, Prof Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh – brings together experts from across the UCL who work on displacement, forced migration, exile and conflict. It is grounded on the understanding that cross-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research is essential to develop a full understanding of, and a means of responding to, the human, material and representational effects of intersecting processes of mass displacement around the world.

The network organises research-led interdisciplinary events, including seminar series, conferences, workshops, public debates, and a PhD Wing (see below) to help us better understand the history, causes, experiences, representations and implications of ongoing shifts in politics, people and perceptions.

This site offers a snapshot of some of the world-leading research taking place across UCL into these complex questions in the form of a directory of UCL scholars who are members of Refuge in a Moving World, and of relevant research projects across UCL. If you would like to join the network or include your project, please email Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh.

RiMW PhD Wing: If you are an MPhil/PhD student conducting research on conflict and displacement related issues, and are interested in joining the RiMW PhD Wing (which convenes interdisciplinary reading groups and events) you can register for the mailing list to hear about activities and events through https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=MRU-PHDNETWORK or email Aydan Greatrick with any questions.