Stacy Topouzova





Stacy is a PhD candidate who broadly works in the field of refugee law. After working in refugee camps in Greece and in Bulgaria for three years, between 2013 and 2016, Stacy resolved to examine how refugee status determination procedures are conducted in practice. Stacy conducted fieldwork in 2016 and thereafter remained embedded in 'the field' until late 2018. Prior to this, Stacy was based at the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford where she completed a Master of Science. She previously studies International Law, Archaeology, and Ethics at Harvard University and International Law at the University of Geneva. Stacy completed her Honors Bachelor of Arts at McGill University.

Stacy has worked for the International Migration Institute, the Refugee Studies Centre, and the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford, as well as at the International Centre for Migration Policy Development, the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies, and the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies. Stacy was a Samuel Pisar Traveling Fellow in Human Rights at the Bonavero Institute for Human Rights and is a committed children's rights advocate. She has completed programming work as well as research for UNICEF Canada, Save the Children, Youth Challenge International, Terre des Hommes, and the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre. Stacy continues to actively support the Alliance for the Protection of Children in Humanitarian Action.

PhD title: Refugee Status Determination: De facto Practices in Semi-Autonomous Sites of Adjudication


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