Rachel Humphris Research Affiliate


Rachel Humphris is a Research Associate in the Department of Social Policy, University of Birmingham. She is also a PhD student in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford. Previously she was visiting doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MPI MMG) in Gottingen, Germany. Rachel is also a College Tutor on the BA in Human Sciences, University of Oxford.

Rachel will be a research assistant for the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity programme: this will include supporting the course director for the 2016 Autumn Academy, liaising with speakers and writing summary reports after the event. Rachel will also be taking over, as the UK coordinator for information on the European Website on Integration.


Humphris, R. (2013) European Union Enlargement and Roma Migrants Welfare: The Role of Changing Migration Status in UK Education Policy and Practice Human Welfare no. 2: 26-35

Humphris, R. (2013) Women Refugees in Britain and France, Book review St Antony’s International Review Vol. 9, no. 1: 185-198

Humphris, R. (2013) Refugees and the Rashaida: human smuggling and trafficking from Eritrea to Sudan and Egypt New Issues in Refugee Research Research Paper No. 254

Humphris, R. & Sigona, N. (2016) The dispersal of unaccompanied asylum seeking children: in whose best interests? COMPAS blog | 20 July 2016

Humphris, R. & Sigona, N. (2017) Child Mobility in the EU’s Refugee Crisis: What Are The Data Gaps And Why Do They Matter? Border Criminologies blog | 23 Jan 2017