Diana Ihring


Refugee Review Editorial Team

Diana holds an MSc in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford, as well as an undergraduate honours degree in Law and African Studies from SOAS, University of London. In her current role as Assessment Officer for the REACH Initiative in Iraq, Diana leads large-scale thematic assessments on the needs of displaced populations in the country using both quantitative and mixed methods approaches. Prior to joining REACH, Diana conducted ethnographic fieldwork on mobility patterns in the European migration “crisis”, traveling for six months with migrants along the Western Balkans route documenting their journey and reporting from the field.

Diana is particularly interested in the intersections between mobility and humanitarianism and in assessing the needs of people on the move. Her recent publications include (1) Human mobility as a resource in conflict. The case of Syria, Oxford Refugee Studies Centre Working Paper Series, 115 (2016); (2) Victimhood and selective border policies along the Western Balkans, Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration 6(2) (2016); (3) You are the border not us: the humanitarian response at the Greek-FYROM border, Open Democracy (2015).

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