Clayton Boeyink





Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh

Clayton’s PhD and subsequent publications analyse the economic constraints imposed on Burundian and Congolese refugees in Tanzania through strict encampment policies as well as the ingenuity and agency refugees demonstrate daily in circumventing these restrictions through mobility. More recently he works as a Research Fellow for the GCRF Protracted Displacement project which aims at improving healthcare at the intersection of gender and protracted displacement amongst Somali and Congolese refugees/IDPs (


Recent publications:

Boeyink, C. (2021) “On Broker Exploitation and Violence: From Madalali to Cartel Bosses in the Food Aid Resale Economy of Tanzanian Refugee Camps” Development and Change.

Boeyink, C. & Falisse, J.B. (2021) “Kicking Refugees Out Makes Everyone Less Safe” Foreign Policy (

Boeyink, C. (2020) ‘Sufficiently Invisible/Invisibly Self-Sufficient: Mobilities in Displacement Agriculture in Western Tanzania’ in Invisibility in African Displacements: From Structural Marginalization to Strategies of Avoidance (eds. Jesper Bjarnesen & Simon Turner). London & New York: Zed Books.

Boeyink, C. (2019) ‘The “Worthy” Refugee: Cash as a Diagnostic of “Xeno-Racism” and “Bio-legitimacy”’ Refuge, 35(1).

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