On November 15, 2023, the UK Supreme Court ruled that sending asylum seekers to Rwanda was unlawful. The plan would have seen tens of thousands of asylum seekers sent from…
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.