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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

Professor of Migration and Refugee Studies, University College London

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh is Professor of Migration and Refugee Studies at University College London, where she is Co-Director of UCL’s Migration Research Unit, Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies’ Refuge in a Moving World research network across UCL (@RefugeMvingWrld), and co-Editor of the Migration and Society journal. Elena’s research is interdisciplinary and participatory in nature, and draws on critical theoretical perspectives, including feminist and Southern theories and approaches. Since the early-2000s, her work has focused on better understanding experiences of and responses to displacement in and from the Middle East and North Africa. She is PI of the Refugee Hosts project (see and @RefugeeHosts) and the Southern-Led Responses to Displacement project ( and @SouthernResp).