Project Team

Emma Stewart is a lecturer in Geography at the University of Strathclyde.  Her research on forced migration has included examining the exclusion of asylum seekers, evaluating UK dispersal policy and uncovering the problems facing refugee doctors.  She has worked on a number of projects including research which has focused upon exploring the inter-diaspora networks of the Eritrean diaspora and transnational citizenship.  She has also worked collaboratively with the Scottish  Refugee Council on a project entitled ‘Becoming British citizens?’ which examined refugees’ attitudes to citizenship and integration.  This project on onward migration links to her long-standing interests in UK dispersal policy and the integration of refugees.

Marnie Shaffer was a research associate at the University of Strathclyde for the duration of the project. She has worked with refugees since 2004, first as an immigration paralegal and case manager in refugee resettlement in the United States, and later in academia focusing on Somalis living in the diaspora. Her research has included examining Somali women’s economic lives and changing gender relations in Johannesburg, South Africa and exploring the economic roles of employed Somali women in Columbus, Ohio in the US. The onward migration project ties to her interests in refugees’ varied experiences in (re)settlement.