Anne Hammerstad

Dr Anne Hammerstad is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Conflict Analysis Research Centre at the University of Kent; a Senior Fellow at Agulhas Applied Knowledge; and a Senior Research Associate at the South African Institute of International Affairs. She writes and consults on international refugee policy, humanitarian action and international aid.  Anne is the author of the book ‘The Rise and Decline of a Global Security Actor: UNHCR, Refugee Protection and Security’ (Oxford University Press, February 2014). She has published a range of articles in academic journals, as well as briefing notes, policy reports, op-eds (for Reuters) and book chapters, on humanitarianism, refugees, migration, development, conflict and security. She is a contributor to the Oxford Handbook on Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (OUP, 2014).  Anne did her DPhil at the Centre for International Studies and the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. Her DPhil thesis received the 2003 BISA Thesis prize and the Oxford University Marchioness of Winchester Prize. She has a an MSc in International Relations (distinction) from the London School of Economics (MSc) and a BA from the University of Oslo. She has previously worked at the University of Kent in Canterbury,  as Lecturer and ESRC Global Uncertainties Fellow; at Royal Holloway, University of London; and at the South African Institute of International Affairs, Johannesburg. She is a member of the ESRC Peer Review College.  Anne’s research focuses on the international politics of refugee crises, most lately the European reaction to the mass influx of refugees in 2015/2016. She writes and comments on refugee politics, on the UNHCR, and on the uncertain future of the refugee regime in a time of resurgent nationalism. At Agulhas Applied Knowledge she is a senior member of a team producing strategic evaluations of development aid for the UK Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI).

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