Cory is an anthropologist whose research addresses development-oriented policies targeting mobile and displaced populations in eastern Africa. Focusing on north-western  Kenya since 2015, he has conducted long-term fieldwork with Turkana pastoralists as well as refugees and asylum seekers living in the decades-old Kakuma camps. He is currently researching the emergence of the Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement, which is being implemented as one of Kenya’s pledges under the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework. His doctoral project at Oxford’s Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology was an ethnographic study of the development encounter in Turkana, focusing on deepening stratification between a pastoralist majority and a growing urban class.