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 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 publishes in Fletcher Forum of World Affairs
September 19, 2022

Evan Easton-Calabria published her article “Raising the profile of climate-induced displaced people in cities” in the Fletcher Forum of World Affairs. Increasing recognition of the scale of climate migration has…

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Evan Easton-Calabria discusses trauma and anticipatory action in Anticipation Hub blog
September 16, 2022

Evan Easton-Calabria published her blog “Anticipatory action with refugees and other displaced people: what needs to be considered?” on the Anticipation Hub. In this post, she reviews the need to…

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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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Feinstein Publications

Disaster Risk Financing: An Overview From Lesotho
cover of report about disaster risk financing in Lesotho

This brief examines Lesotho, a small country in southern Africa that is highly vulnerable to climate hazards, is equipped to make use of DRF.

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How Can Social Protection Systems Be Leveraged for Anticipatory Action?
cover of report: how can social protection systems be leverages for anticipatory action?

This literature review examines social protection systems in hazard-prone countries to make recommendations on how these systems could be best used to inform or implement anticipatory action.

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