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William Allen joins editorial team of Journal of Refugee Studies

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    William Allen

Departmental British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow William Allen has been appointed an Associate Editor of the Journal of Refugee Studies.

William will be primarily handling quantitative papers and the role will connect with his ongoing work on the political and policymaking dimensions of migration in Europe and Latin America.

His research interests lie in comparative political behaviour and communication, focusing on how information conveyed through media matters for migration attitudes and policy preferences, as well as linking computational and qualitative methods to study digital trace data.

His publications on these topics have appeared in leading journals across several disciplines, including New Media & SocietyThe International Journal of Press/PoliticsDigital Journalism, and International Migration Review.

He also shares his research findings with civil society, policymakers, and the general public through knowledge exchange and impact activities, having been a Public Engagement with Research fellow at Oxford from 2019-21.

He said: ‘I’m excited to join the Journal of Refugee Studies (JRS). JRS is one of the main places for leading research on the causes, dynamics, and consequences of forced migration globally.

‘As such, I’m looking forward to extending the journal’s profile in new comparative and methodological directions.

‘I warmly encourage colleagues to consider submitting their work on any aspect of forced migration to JRS—especially studies that make advances in empirics, theory, or methods.’

The Journal of Refugee Studies is a quarterly peer-reviewed multidisciplinary academic journal publishing research on forced migration in association with the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) at the University of Oxford.

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