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Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Delaware

Georgina Ramsay (PhD, University of Newcastle, Australia, 2016) is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Delaware and an Honorary Lecturer with the Department of Anthropology at Macquarie University in Australia. Her research areas include: refugees and forced migration; Central Africa and African diaspora; citizenship and sovereignty; gender and motherhood; violence and humanitarianism; development and human rights.

Dr. Ramsay has published extensively across academic and public mediums. Her book, Impossible Refuge: The Control and Constraint of Refugee Futures, is due to be published in November 2017 (Routledge). Her research has been published in the journals Public Culture, Anthropological Quarterly, Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Social Analysis, International Migration, Australian Feminist Studies, Journal of Intercultural Studies, and Higher Education Review and Development Society of Australasia.


  • 2017–present
    Professor, University of Delaware
  • 2017–present
    Honorary Lecturer, Macquarie University
  • 2015–2017
    Research Associate, University of Newcastle


  • 2016 
    University of Newcastle, PhD - Sociology and Anthropology


  • 2017
    Incommensurable Futures and Displaced Lives: Sovereignty as Control Over Time, Public Culture
  • 2017
    Impossible Refuge: The Control and Constraint of Refugee Futures, Routledge
  • 2016
    Avoiding Poison: Cosmological Understandings of Urban Refugee Displacement in Uganda, Social Analysis: International Journal of Social and Cultural Practice
  • 2016
    Motherhood motivations: African Refugee Women Resettled in Australia and Return Visits to a Country of First Asylum , International Migration
  • 2015
    Return to Exile: Critical Continuities of Displacement Following Refugee Resettlement to a Third Country, Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Anthropological Society
  • American Anthropological Association
  • Association for Political and Legal Anthropology
  • Society for Applied Anthropology