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David Cantor

Editor-in-Chief, Refugee Survey Quarterly

Degrees:BA Hons (Cantab.), MSc Dist. (London, SOAS), PhD (Essex)
Website:Click here to view David Cantor's bio at the School of Advanced Study, University of London

Professor David James Cantor, PhD, is the founder and Director of the Internal Displacement Research Programme, at Refugee Law Initiative, School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK.  

David researches on the legal and practical protection of refugees and IDPs and has published widely in books and peer-review journals. His extensive field research across Latin America, including in Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico, won the Times Higher Education Research of the Year Award in 2017-18. He has advised and trained governments from Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe and Latin America. He was recently seconded part-time to the UNHCR Americas Bureau as its Principal Advisor. David is current Editor-in-Chief of the Refugee Survey Quarterly journal and the Brill International Refugee Law book seriesHe also co-founded the first and only distance-learning MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies, with over 300 students from humanitarian practice all over the world.