Alexander Ray





Lex is a PhD candidate in International Development at SOAS, University of London, funded through a studentship from the Economic and Social Research Council. His PhD thesis interrogates the governance of refugee protection and assistance in Kenya and Uganda in relation to South Sudanese displacement. Taking a holistic approach his research aims to develop a nuanced picture of the humanitarian ecosystem governing South Sudanese displacement and the emerging legal, policy, and programmatic trends for refugee governance in East Africa. More generally his research interests focus on the aidnography of humanitarian protection and assistance, the governance of forced migration, the interaction between political scales, and the role of everyday practices in constructing and exercising governance systems.

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