Oxford Diasporas Programme
This page provides information about a University-wide research programme on the impact of diasporas, funded by the Leverhulme Trust (1 January 2011 to 31 December 2015). The programme is led by IMI's former director, Robin Cohen. The bid was coordinated and written by Robin Cohen, Nicholas Van Hear (COMPAS) and Alan Gamlen (IMI).
The Oxford Diasporas Programme (ODP) includes researchers from seven research centres and departments across the University of Oxford. ODP is also associated with Wolfson College.
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?