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Neil James Wilson

PhD Student

Department of International Politics

E: neil.james.wilson@city.ac.uk

Thesis title: UNHCR, Urban Refugees and the Governance of Global Displacement

Supervisors: Dr Christopher McDowell

Overview and research interests

Neil's research explores the UNHCR's response to the increased urbanisation of refugee populations. He holds a BSc in International Politics, a MA  in History and a MLitt in International Security.

Research interests:

  • Forced Displacement and Migration
  • Political Geography
  • The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Urban Studies


  • Contemporary Issues in Global Politics (IP1004)
  • Theories of Global Politics (IP1011)
  • Actors in Global Politics (IP1013)
  • Change and Transformation in Global Politics (IP2012)


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