Kristen McCollum

DPhil in Migration Studies

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Supervisor: Carlos Vargas-Silva and Ridhi Kashyap

College affiliation: Jesus College

Kristen is a DPhil student in Migration Studies and a Grand Union DTP Scholar with an Advanced Quantitative Methods award. Her research interests include experimental and non-experimental program evaluation methods in humanitarian contexts, and particularly the role of social networks in supporting the well-being of individuals experiencing displacement. She is currently working with the World Food Programme to coordinate a set of experimental impact evaluations to improve programming in conflict- and crisis-affected settings. 

Previously, Kristen has conducted research with the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie), Oxfam, and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). She holds an MSc in Impact Evaluation for International Development from the University of East Anglia, and a BA in Sociology with Mathematics from Southwestern University in Texas. 


Measuring social cohesion in contexts of displacement: do researchers agree?

What do we know about social networks under forced migration? Recent scholarship and new directions for research

COMPAS Gogglebox: What we’ve been watching in lockdown

The COMPAS 2020 Migration Book Review: what we read when we stayed at home

Food and Forced Migration: a COMPAS Q&A on the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

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