Evan Easton-Calabria

Evan Easton-CalabriaSenior Researcher, Feinstein International Center
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 RSC 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 new book, Refugees, Self-Reliance, Development: A critical history, will be published with Bristol University Press in June 2022.

News Items

Evan Easton-Calabria describes red flags for UK’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda
May 13, 2022

The UK’s plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda raise four red flags British Home Secretary Priti Patel (left), and Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta, seal asylum seeker deal with…

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Evan Easton-Calabria updates article on refugees in Rwanda
April 28, 2022

Taking stock of Rwanda as a host for refugees Published: March 3, 2019 2.27am EST •Updated: April 27, 2022 2.07am EDT Kigeme refugee camp in Rwanda. Oxfam International/Flickr Evan Easton-Calabria,…

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Feinstein Research Projects

Academic Alliance for Anticipatory Action

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

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