Magazine article Forced Migration Review

Barbara Harrell-Bond, 1932–2018

Magazine article Forced Migration Review

Barbara Harrell-Bond, 1932–2018

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An inspiration and mentor to thousands of colleagues, friends and refugees around the world, the world has lost one of the most influential figures in the field of forced displacement. Her ferocious commitment resonates even more deeply now in an era when compassion and protection for refugees are in such short supply.

She pioneered the field of refugee studies as an important area of academic concern, but only in so far as rigorous scholarship and research served to empower refugees by providing a critically constructive engagement with policy and practice.

Professor Roger Zetter, former director of the Refugee Studies Centre (Full obituary in the Guardian, 30 July 2018 bit.ly/Guardian-BHB-obituary)

Five years after Barbara Harrell-Bond founded the Refugee Studies Centre in 1982, she launched Forced Migration Review (then known as the Refugee Participation Network newsletter). …

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