Cory Rodgers





Cory Rodgers is in the final year of doctoral studies at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology in Oxford. His research investigates the intersections of migration, livelihood change, and identity among mobile populations in East Africa, including both refugees and pastoralists. He conducted 18 months of fieldwork with Turkana herders and their refugee neighbours in northwestern Kenya. He is currently involved as a consultant in a project funded by UNHCR and WFP to study self-reliance and food distribution strategies in the new Kalobeyei refugee settlement. He has also reported on legal protections for refugees' property and assets, including the black-market sale of shelters in refugee camps and settlements. Cory received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh (USA) and a Master's degree in Medical Anthropology from the University of Oxford with funding from a Rhodes Scholarship.