Evan Easton-Calabria

Evan Easton-CalabriaSenior Researcher
Research Associate, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford

Working with Feinstein Since: 2022
Based in: Oxford, UK and Seattle, Washington

Evan Easton-Calabria’s research focuses on the structure of humanitarianism and development, including anticipatory action, refugee self-reliance, and local governance.

She is part of the Academic Alliance on Anticipatory Action (4As), seeking to advance evidence on humanitarian action for forecasted extreme weather events. She conducts qualitative research on humanitarian interventions in east and the Horn of Africa with partners including the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the World Food Programme (WFP). She also works to improve recognition of the impacts of extreme weather events on displaced populations.

She was previously Principal Investigator of the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford research project, Responses to Crisis Migration in Uganda and Ethiopia: Researching the role of local actors in secondary cities, funded through the Cities Alliance/UNOPS.

Evan holds a master’s and doctorate in international development from the University of Oxford. She is co-author of The Global Governed? Refugees as providers of protection and assistance (Cambridge University Press 2020). Her latest book, Refugees, Self-Reliance, Development: A critical history, was published with Bristol University Press in June 2022.

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News Items

Evan Easton-Calabria co-edits journal special issue on refugee livelihoods and the digital economy
March 8, 2023

Evan Easton-Calabria co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs (Volume 4: Issue 3 (March 2023)) on refugee livelihoods and the digital economy.  The special issue focuses on…

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4As team generated conversation at the Global Dialogue Platform
December 9, 2022

The Anticipation Hub’s 10th Global Dialogue Platform took place in Berlin and online from December 6 – 8, 2022. The Academic Alliance for Anticipatory Action (4As) partners led a number…

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Feinstein Research Projects

Academic Alliance for Anticipatory Action

The Academic Alliance for Anticipatory Action (4As) is a global consortium of universities that will develop the evidence base on anticipatory action.

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Feinstein Publications

Acting in Advance of Flooding: Early action in South Sudan
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By Evan Easton-Calabria | May 2023

In 2022 UN OCHA led a pilot anticipatory action intervention in South Sudan. This brief presents UN actors’ perceptions of this intervention.

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Anticipatory Action in Motion: Recapping the most recent evidence and illuminating a pathway forward
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This anticipatory action landscape brief summarizes what has been published on anticipatory action since 2020 and what progress has been made on existing recommendations.

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