Oxford Diasporas Programme
Five-year programme 2011–2015
Funded by the Leverhulme Trust
Researchers from 7 centres and departments across Oxford University
Exploring migrants' networks and experiences
The Oxford Diasporas Programme (ODP) consists of 11 projects looking at the social, economic, political and cultural impact of diasporas (transnational communities of people dispersed from their homeland) through a range of disciplinary perspectives and research methods. The projects cover case studies from both the global North and South.
We are interested in the connections between people who migrate to other countries and those who stay at home. What effects do these connections have on people in the country of origin, people in the country of destination, and on the migrants themselves?
IMI leads the following ODP projects:
- African diasporas within Africa
- Diaspora and creolization: diverging, converging
- Diaspora engagement policies
- (Re)Conceptualising stateless diasporas in the EU
Watch a series of interviews with principal investigator Robin Cohen, and project leads, discussing the research in greater detail