Research affiliates

The RLI Research Affiliates network provides a forum for doctoral students and researchers working on refugee law topics to engage with other researchers in academic exchanges relating to research and developments in the field. The Research Affiliate scheme is open to any researcher registered on a programme of doctorate on a relevant topic at the time of application.

Find out how to join the network here.

Hanin Abou Salem

Hanin Abou Salem

PhD candidate at Cardiff University

Taiwo Afolabi

PhD Candidate at the University of Victoria

Kathryn Allison

Kathryn Allison

PhD candidate at Queen Mary University

Thekli Anastasiou

Thekli Anastasiou

PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield

Tinahy Andriamasomanana

PhD candidate at QMUL

Sara Palacios Arapiles

 ESRC Doctoral Researcher, School of Law, University of Nottingham

Tasawar Ashraf

PhD candidate at Glasgow Caledonian University

Dr Ayar Ata

Dr Ayar Ata

Freelance researcher and linguist 

Khalida Azhigulova 

Khalida Azhigulova 

PhD candidate at the University of Leicester

Zubaida Umar Baba

PhD candidate at the University of Leeds

Mutsuhisa Ban

Mutsuhisa Ban

PhD candidate at the University of Tokyo

Dr Jinan Bastaki

Assistant Professor of International Law at the
United Arab Emirates University

Paolo Biondi

Paolo Biondi

PhD candidate at the School of Advanced Study,
University of London

Clayton Boeyink

PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh

Emma Borland

Emma Borland

PhD candidate at Cardiff University

Dr Giulia Brancoli

PhD candidate at the University of Rome

Catherine Briddick 

Catherine Briddick 

Barrister and Co-Chair of the Migrants Resource Centre

Hasan Bulbul

PhD candidate at King’s College London

S. Chelvan

Nicolette Busuttil

PhD Candidate at Queen Mary University of London

S. Chelvan

Sophie Capicchiano Young

PhD Candidate at the School of Advanced Study, University of London

S. Chelvan

Dr S. Chelvan

Barrister and PhD candidate at King’s College London

Dr Yusuf Ciftci

PhD candidate at University of Southampton

Mathilde Crepin 

Mathilde Crepin 

PhD candidate at King’s College London

Emily Darling

Emily Darling

PhD candidate at Queensland University of Technology

Didem Doğar

Didem Doğar

PhD candidate at McGill University

Dr Christiano D'Orsi

Dr Christiano D'Orsi

Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Johannesburg

Lukasz Dziedzic

PhD candidate at Tilburg University

Pauline Endres de Oliveira 

Pauline Endres de Oliveira 

PhD candidate at the University in Gießen

Marco Formisano

Marco Formisano

UNHCR Americas Bureau

Margarita Fourer

PhD Candidate at Danube University Krems and Maastricht University

Luisa Feline Freier 

Luisa Feline Freier 

Assistant Professor of Political Science at Universidad del Pacífico (Peru)

Jasmin Fritzsche-El Shewy

Jasmin Fritzsche-El Shewy

PhD candidate at Ruhr-University Bochum

Patricia García Amado

PhD candidate at the University of Deusto

Madeline Garlick 

Madeline Garlick 

PhD candidate at the University of Nijmegen

Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci

Dr Jean-Pierre Gauci

BIICL research fellow in Public International Law

Chloe Gilgan 

Dr Chloë Gilgan 

Lecturer at University of Lincoln

Mariana Gkliati

Mariana Gkliati

PhD candidate and lecturer at Leiden University

Brenda Goddard Atli

Brenda Goddard Atli

PhD candidate at the University of Geneva

Carly Gordyn

PhD candidate at Australian National University

Maja Grundler

PhD candidate at Queen Mary University of London

Beatrice Gornati 

Beatrice Gornati 

PhD candidate at University of Milan

Abdullah Hamidioğlu

PhD candidate at Paris-Saclay University

Naoko Hashimoto

Dr Naoko Hashimoto

Associate Professor at Hitotsubashi University

Ghofran Hilal

Ghofran Hilal

PhD candidate at the University of Lyon

Dr Claire Higgins

Dr Claire Higgins

Research Associate at the Kaldor Centre (UNSW)

Asher Hirsch

Senior Policy Officer with the Refugee Council of Australia
& a PhD candidate at Monash University in Law Faculty

Celine Hocquet

PhD candidate at University of Birmingham

Yewa Holiday

Dr Yewa Holiday

Lecturer at the University of Chester

Dr Nora Honkala

Dr Nora Honkala

Lecturer in Law, City University of London

Claire Eloise Inder 

Claire Inder 

PhD Candidate at the University of Geneva and Legal Officer with UNHCR

Dr Meltem İneli Ciğer

Dr Meltem İneli Ciğer

Assistant Professor at the Suleyman Demirel University

Mohsen Jafari

PhD candidate at the University of Sapienza

Dr Gillian Kane

PhD candidate at Queen’s University, Belfast

Yasemin Karadag

PhD candidate in School of Law at the University of Warwick

Eleni Karageorgiou

Dr Eleni Karageorgiou

Lawyer, and a PhD candidate at Lund University

Elizabeth G. Kennedy

Elizabeth G. Kennedy

PhD candidate at UC-Santa Barbara and San Diego State University

Tawseef Khan 

Tawseef Khan 

PhD candidate at the University of Liverpool

Matt Oliver Kinsella

PhD candidate at the School of Advanced Study and
International Refugee Rights Initiative Uganda

Vickie Knox

Dr Vickie Knox

Lecturer at the School of Advanced Study, University of London

Erhan Kucuk

PhD candidate at SOAS

Julian Lehmann

Julian Lehmann

Project manager at the GPPi and PhD candidate at Dresden University of Technology

Camille Malafosse

PhD candidate at the Kaldor Centre, UNSW

Noemi Magugliani

PhD candidate at NUI Galway

Izabella Majcher

Dr Izabella Majcher

Senior Legal Officer at ECRE

Nicholas James Maple

Nicholas James Maple

PhD candidate at the School of Advanced Study

Elizabeth Mavropoulou

Dr. Elizabeth Mavropoulou

Visiting Lecturer University of Westminster and Programme Manager, Human Rights at Sea

Emilie McDonnell 

PhD candidate at the University of Oxford

Frank McNamara 

Frank McNamara 

PhD candidate at the European University Institute

Rowena Moffatt

Rowena Moffatt

PhD candidate at the Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford University

Margaret Monyani

PhD candidate at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Riona Moodley

PhD student and affiliate at Kaldor Centre (UNSW)

Dr Sílvia Morgades Gil

Senior Lecturer at Pompeu Fabra University

Stephanie Motz

Stephanie Motz

PhD candidate at the University of Lucerne

Shepherd Mutsvara

PhD candidate at Pedagogical University Krakow

Lorenz Neuberger

PhD candidate at the University of Konstan

Shaher Moseley

PhD candidate at the University of Exeter

Constalain Chrisna Moussaoud

PhD candidate at Xiamen University, China

Florence Ncube

PhD candidate at the University of the Western Cape

Likim Ng

PhD candidate at Australian National University

Ayuk Nyakpo Orock

PhD candidate at University of Buea, Cameroon

Gamze Ovacik

PhD candidate at Bilkent University

Dr Derya Ozkul 

Postdoctoral research officer at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

Jae Hyun Park

PhD candidate at the University of Sussex

Emanuela Parisciani 

Emanuela Parisciani 

PhD candidate at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa

Andrew Pitt

PhD candidate at Queen Mary University of London

Stephen Phillips

PhD candidate at Åbo Akademi University, Finland

Annick Pijnenburg

Annick Pijnenburg

PhD candidate at Tilburg Law School

Dr Jason Pobjoy

Dr Jason Pobjoy

Barrister at Blackstone Chambers

Jenny Poon

Jenny Poon

PhD candidate at the University of Western Ontario

Alex Powell

PhD candidate at City, University of London

Jay Ramasubramanyam

PhD candidate at Carleton University

 

Adel-Naim Reyhani

Researcher at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM) in Vienna

Christel Querton

Dr Christel Querton

Wallscourt Fellow in Law at the University of the West of England

Alexander Ray

PhD candidate in International Development at SOAS, University of London

Lena Riemer

PhD candidate at Yale University

Patrizia Rinaldi

PhD candidate at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid

David Fernández Rojo

Dr David Fernández Rojo

PhD candidate and researcher at the University of Deusto

Dr Cory Rodgers

Postdoctoral researcher at Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

Felipe Sánchez Nájera 

Works in the Human Rights Program at Universidad Iberoamericana (México City)

Dr Jessica Schultz

Dr Jessica Schultz

Researcher at Chr Michelsen Institute in Bergen

Dr Matthew Scott

Raoul Wallenberg Institute

Dr Rama Sahtout

PhD candidate in international law at Exeter University

Dr Dana Schmalz 

Dr Dana Schmalz 

Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

Matthew Seet

Lecturer at the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law

Dr Marina Sharpe

Dr Marina Sharpe

McGill University

Ria Sunga

PhD candidate at the University of Manchester

Isabelle Swerissen

Isabelle Swerissen

PhD candidate at University of Amsterdam

Nikolas Feith Tan 

Nikolas Feith Tan 

PhD candidate at the Danish Institute for Human Rights and Aarhus University

Ceren Mutus Toprakseven

Ceren Mutus Toprakseven

PhD candidate at Queen Mary University

Hugh Tuckfield

Hugh Tuckfield

PhD candidate at the University of Sydney

Denise Venturi

Denise Venturi

PhD candidate at Scuola Sant'Anna (Italy) and KU Leuven (Belgium)

Christina Velentza

Christina Velentza

Policy advisor, attorney at law and legal adviser with the Athens Bar Association

Giulia Vicini

Giulia Vicini

PhD candidate at Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne and University of Milan

Janna Wessels

Janna Wessels

PhD candidate at University of Technology, Sydney and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Katharine Weatherhead

Katharine Weatherhead

PhD candidate at Queen Mary University of London 

Ruben Wissing

PhD researcher at Ghent University

Tamara Wood

Tamara Wood

PhD candidate at University of New South Wales

Natasha Yacoub

PhD candidate at University of New South Wales

New affiliates listed by date added

Dr May Hammoud

Legal Officer for the Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee

Tonny Kirabira

Doctoral Candidate at the University of Portsmouth

Ashley B. Armstrong

NYU School of Law

Dean Thompson

PhD candidate at the School of Advanced Study

Sarah Scott Ford

PhD fellow at the University of Copenhagen

Lynn Hillary

Doctoral researcher at the Open University of the Netherlands

Abraham Eiluorior

PhD Scholar at Durham University

Claire Raissian

PhD Researcher at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

Tual Sawn Khai

PhD Candidate in Sociology and Social Policy at Lingnan University

Kris van der Pas

PhD candidate at Radboud University

Gemechu A. Abeshu

Postdoctural research fellow at York University

Stacy Topouzova

PhD candidate who broadly works in the field of refugee law

Laura Scheinert

PhD Candidate in Human Geography at the University of Exeter

Dilek Türközü

PhD student at Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

Sreetapa Chakrabarty

PhD scholar at Rabindra Bharati University 

Dr. Claire Walkey

Researcher at University of Huddersfield

Dr. Madalina Moraru

Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Judicial Cooperation of the EUI

Malavika Rao

PhD Candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute Geneva


Sophia Soares

PhD Researcher at the University of Bristol’s School of Law

Matilde Rocca

PhD candidate at the University of Padova

Ayse Yildiz Demir

PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow

Júlia Zomignani Barboza

PhD researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Nour Daoud

PhD candidate at the University of Padova

Vasiliki Apatzidou

PhD candidate at Queen Mary, University of London

Omotunde Enigbokan

PhD candidate at the University of Pretoria, South Africa

Julia Kienast

Postdoctoral researcher at the Aarhus University

Bo Bottomley

PhD candidate in the Law School at the University of East Anglia

Cleo Hansen-Lohrey

PhD candidate and sessional academic at the University of Tasmania




Sarah Edgcumbe

PhD candidate at the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews

 



Ayesha Riaz

PhD candidate at Queen Mary, University of London




Cristina Zamora-Gomez

PhD candidate in Public International Law and International Relations, University of Seville




Dr Elizabeth Moghalu Agbakwuru

PhD Researcher at University of South Africa

 




Palmer Prince Dagadu

Doctoral candidate in International Law at Xiamen University, China

 




Özlem Gürakar-Skribeland

Post-doctoral researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo




Dr Tamara A. Kool

Research fellow at Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT




Hülya Kaya

Lecturer at Gedik University, Istanbul




Lore Roels

PhD Fellow, Migration Law Research Group and 
Gender & Violence Team, Ghent University




Soumia Bouhdoud

PHD candidate in Sociology of Migration,
Mohammed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco


Victoria Isa Daniel

PhD candidate in Law,
Maynooth University


Carolina Montenegro

Advocacy Protection Officer at the Global Protection Cluster


Rosa da Costa

Researcher, Minerva Centre for Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions, Haifa University


Isabelle Berggren

PhD fellow at the Faculty of Law at Aarhus University, Denmark


Jessica Klüger

PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

 

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