List of Blogs


Using Social Media’s Data for Good: Analyzing the Economic Impact of the 2023 Earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria

Dr Emre Eren Korkmaz (COMPAS, Research Affiliate) and Brittney Butler (Data for Good at Meta)

A New Take on Climate Action for UK Cities: The Climate and Integration Agenda

Denis Kierans (COMPAS) and Tiger Hills (DPhil candidate, School of Geography)

Does economic evidence about immigration impact public attitudes?

William Allen, Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij, Heather Rolfe, Johnny Runge  

Forging New Lives: Congolese Refugees as Digital Creators

Marie Godin (COMPAS Researcher) and Ghislain Bahati (founder of a refugee-led organisation Kintsugi)

Organised Migrants in Central America and Mexico: an exercise of collective (em)power(ment)

Jorge Morales (University of Colima, Mexico) and Abril Rios (DPhil candidate, COMPAS)


Migrants, Taxes, and Fiscal Inclusion

Nicolette Makovicky and Dora-Olivia Vicol

What happened to Robin?

Jonathon Turnbull

Spielberg’s Sharks

Carlos Vargas-Silva

Seasonal migrant workers feeding the nation

Bethany Robertson, Roxana Barbulescu, Carlos Vargas-Silva


Taxation and migrants: a new research project looking at taxes

Dora-Olivia Vicol, Nicolette Makovicky, Denis Kierans

Forced worklessness and fatherhood

Candice Morgan-Glendinning & Melanie Griffiths

Migrants in and out of the National Health Service

Mariri Niino, Lauren Brown and Zehui Qiu

Indian overseas students’ deferred dreams

S Irudaya Rajan & Anand P Cherian

A homing journey: Notions of home during the COVID-19 pandemic

Alejandra Castellanos Breton, Lisa Marie Perez Sosa, & Jose Guillermo Ricalde


Reassessing Race and Ethnicity through a Migration Lens

Michael Jones-Correa, University of Pennsylvania

Racism and Migration

John Solomos

COVID-19 in Latin America: An economic and healthcare catastrophe

Alinis Aranguren, Samanta Morales & Saskia Harkema

COVID-19 and Canada’s mobile labour force

Barbara Neis, Kerri Neil, Katherine Lippel

Platform (im)mobilities: Migration and the gig economy in times of COVID-19

Moritz Altenried, Manuela Bojadžijev, Mira Wallis

Making home on the move

Shivangi Kaushik

Seasonal harvest workers during COVID-19

Roxana Barbulescu & Carlos Vargas-Silva

COVID-19 and Challenges to the Future of Work

Nilanjan Raghunath & Tony Tan

COVID-19 and its Impact on Remote Work

Nilanjan Raghunath & Tony Tan


Nick Van Hear

Borders never disappear

Agnieszka Halemba

The Chinese ‘grid reaction’ in Italy

Antonella Ceccagno & Alessandra Salvati

Rethinking EU Borders in the time of COVID-19

Elspeth Guild and Didier Bigo

The new power of the technologies of immobility

Sharifah Muhammad Talib Alhinai

The Ecological Footprint of Refugees

Jean-Francois Maystadt


Who Counts in Crises?

William Allen

Routed Magazine

Max Cohen

From Migration Research to Policy: MSc Migration visit to Geneva

Saskia Llewellyn, Will Jernigan and Elisabetta Grisson


In Conversation with Biao Xiang

Anne Schnitzer & Emrah Celik

COMPAS Round-up Autumn 2018

COMPAS communications team

A Global Crisis in Care?

Fiona Williams

Immigration and the reallocation of work health risks

Osea Giuntella, Carlos Vargas-Silva & Catia Nicodemo

Farewell clichés

COMPAS Communications

National institutions vs EU policies?

Martin Ruhs, Joakim Palme

COMPAS Round Up Spring 2018

COMPAS communications team


COMPAS Round Up Autumn 2017

COMPAS communications team

COMPAS Round Up Summer 2017

COMPAS communications team


The new lefts

Nicholas Van Hear

Belonging in the era of Brexit

COMPAS Communications

New migrant urbanisms and the United Nations Habitat III conference in Quito

Michael Keith, Nicholas Simcik Arese & Andreza De Souza Santos

Imagining Refugia

Nicholas Van Hear

A new generation of thinkers: on ways forward for migration and development policy and research

Anduriña Espinoza-Wasil, Jessamy Garver-Affeldt, Asha Jibril, Matthew Longmore & Jiani Song

Extremism in PREVENT

COMPAS Communications

Tanya: a migration story

Dace Dzenovska

Understanding migration

COMPAS Communications


Is ‘resilience’ a panacea?

COMPAS Communications

Action for Inclusion in Europe

COMPAS Communications

Leaving Palestine

Nicholas Van Hear

Immigration Acts and health bills

COMPAS Communications

People Move

Ben Doherty

Tap LinkedIn for data gold dust

Carlos Vargas-Silva

What to do about Calais, in 50 words

COMPAS Communications

Illegality vs Irregularity

COMPAS Communications

Gendering Migration

Melanie Griffiths

Citizenship as a concept

COMPAS Communications

Border Crossings and Gender in the Greek Detention System

Mary Bosworth, Sharon Pickering and Andriani Fili

Race and Racism

Rachel Humphris

Everyday Resistance

Rob McNeil


Schooling, mobility and belonging

COMPAS Communications

Turning British

Mikal Mast

Colombia: A Wandering Country?

Isabel Ruiz and Carlos Vargas-Silva

Claiming the flag

COMPAS Communications

Health and border control

COMPAS Communications

Re-Thinking ‘Risk’ in Migration

Esra Kaytaz, DPhil Social Anthropology


Theresa May’s slavery bill won’t help domestic workers

Bridget Anderson and Julia O'Connell Davison, University of Nottingham

Migrants in the Census: How to find them, and what to do with them

Anna Krausova, Research Officer, Migration Observatory

Flight and Fight

Nicholas Van Hear

On borders and a wicked bird

COMPAS Communications

The Good Worker

Dace Dzenovska

Migration in Scotland

Carlos Vargas-Silva

Observing differences: asylum appeals in the UK

Melanie Griffiths, University of Bristol; Nick Gill, University of Exeter and Andrew Burridge, University of Exeter

The Diversity Turn

COMPAS Communications

Saudi Arabia and its immigrants

COMPAS Communications

The 2011 Census project

Carlos Vargas-Silva

Dream on

Nicholas Van Hear

Taking popularity seriously

COMPAS Communications

The Oxford Migration Studies Society: Conference News

Ka-Kin Cheuk, D.Phil Student, COMPAS and President, Oxford Migration Studies Society

Diasporic school associations

COMPAS Communications

It’s about time

Marthe Achtnich and Roger Norum, COMPAS DPhil students

The economics of forced migration

Carlos Vargas-Silva


Reflecting on migrant journeys

Nicholas Van Hear

New Lives and Dreams: The Results

COMPAS Communications

Dr Who and The Migrants

COMPAS Communications

The Light of Evidence

COMPAS Communications

Everyday multiculturalism

COMPAS Communications

An exclusive party?

COMPAS Communications

No Way Out, No Way In

COMPAS Communications

On display in Stockholm

COMPAS Communications

Controlling the purse strings

COMPAS Communications

Pen-top emotion

COMPAS Communications

Who’s in?

COMPAS Communications

A different kind of mother’s day

COMPAS Communications

Border Crossing: Material Culture & Experience

Marisa Macari, COMPAS DPhil Student

Migration and Economic Growth

Carlos Vargas-Silva

Where do you call home?

COMPAS Communications

A snapshot of urban dynamics

COMPAS Communications


Migration and Generation

COMPAS Communications

Spinning the Threads of Poverty: Cotton Subsidies and The Political Economy of Trafficking in Southern Benin

Neil Howard, PhD student, Department of International Development, University of Oxford, writing his thesis on anti-trafficking discourse and policy

Swedish Exceptionalism

COMPAS Communications


Biao Xiang

British Attitudes to Immigration

COMPAS Communications

Legal but Unfair: The High Stakes of the UK Immigration Detention System

Stephanie Silverman, DPhil Politics and International Relations

Real integration takes time

COMPAS Communications