We discuss the war on Ukraine and the almost unprecedented speed and size of the movement of people fleeing the country. We discuss the displacement taking place, how refugees are being received in Europe, and the impact this will have on post-EU Britain.
In our first ever episode, Rob McNeil and Jacqueline Broadhead of COMPAS (University of Oxford Centre on Migration, Policy and Society) discuss the war on Ukraine with three expert researchers:
Dr Roxana Barbulescu, who leads the ‘Feeding the Nation: Seasonal Migrant Workers and Food Security during the COVID-19 Pandemic’ with Professor Carlos vargas-Silva (COMPAS, University of Oxford). The project explores the role seasonal migrant workers and farmers in pandemic times, their recruitment and working practices in situations of severe international travel restrictions and a re-imagined post-Brexit immigration.
Emma Rimpiläinen is a Post-Doctoral Affiliate at the School of Anthropology at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on mass displacement caused by the pre-exisitng war in Donbas, Eastern Ukraine, and examines how the people displaced by the violence there navigate the landscapes of legal ambiguity in Russia and Ukraine.
Volodymyr Artiukh a Postdoctoral Researcher at COMPAS with the ERC-funded project EMPTINESS: Living Capitalism and Democracy after (Post)Socialism. Before the invasion, Volodymyr was studying the movement of Ukrainian migrants between Donbass, central Ukraine, and Belarus.
Producer - Frey Lindsay