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The Urbanization of Forced Displacement

UNHCR, Urban Refugees, and the Dynamics of Policy Change





Neil J. W. Crawford is a research fellow in climate action in the School of Geography, University of Leeds. Neil’s research interests lie in forced migration and displacement, climate and environmental justice, and urbanism. Neil is the author and editor of a number of publications, including the books The Urbanization of Forced Displacement: UNHCR, Urban Refugees, and the Dynamics of Policy Change (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021), Climate Justice in the Majority World: Vulnerability, Resistance, and Diverse Knowledges (Routledge, 2023), and See Change: Visualising the Urban Climate Crisis (FOTEA Foundation, 2023). The Urbanization of Forced Displacement won the International Studies Association’s 2023 Distinguished Book Award in Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Studies (ENMISA), which “recognizes the best book published over the past two years in the study of the international politics of ethnicity, nationalism or migration”, and was a finalist for the Academic Council of the United Nations System’s 2022 Biennial Book Award. Neil holds a PhD in international politics.


Sep 20 2023


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


British Institute in Eastern Africa
Seminar Room

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