Dr Anna Lindley
MA (Leeds); DPhil (Oxon)
Senior Lecturer in Migration, Mobility and Development
Research Cluster Member
Research Cluster Member
- Dr Anna Lindley
- Email address:
- 0207 898 4690
- SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
- Russell Square: College Buildings
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- Office Hours:
- Wednesdays by appointment
Anna has a doctorate from Oxford University and a Masters from Leeds University. Prior to joining SOAS as a lecturer, she worked as a researcher for the Refugee Studies Centre and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society at Oxford University. Her research focuses on migration, livelihoods and politics; displacement and refugee issues; transnationalism and remittances; and immigration activism.
Anna lectures on:
Development Conditions and Experience
PhD Research Students Supervised:
Viki Zaphiriou-Zarifi Life at the Margins: Migrant Women in 'Crisis' Greece
My research focuses on the relationships between migration, livelihoods and politics. I have worked a lot on conflict-related displacement and refugee issues, and transnationalism and remittances, particularly focusing on Somali mobilities. I am also broadly interested in migration politics and policy - a recent edited book project explored the connections between crisis and migration. My current focus is on immigration and politics in the UK, and am developing research on immigration activism, particularly responses to detention.
- Building bridges: voluntary sector engagements with immigration detention (pdf; 48kb) , 2015-16, BA/Leverhulme Small Grants Scheme
- Policy responses to protracted displacement, 2011, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Conflict-related mobility in the Somali territories, 2008-09, European Commission
- Refugees and remittances, 2007-08, ESRC postdoctoral fellowship
Lindley, Anna (2010) The Early Morning Phone Call: Somali Refugees' Remittances. New York: Berghahn Books. (Studies in forced migration. v. 28)
Edited Books or Journal Volumes
Lindley, Anna, ed. (2014) Crisis and Migration: Critical Perspectives. London: Routledge.
Lindley, Anna and Hammond, L. (2014) 'Histories and contemporary challenges of crisis and mobility in Somalia.' In: Lindley, Anna, (ed.), Crisis and Migration: Critical Perspectives. London: Routledge.
Lindley, Anna (2014) 'Crisis and migration: concepts and issues.' In: Lindley, Anna, (ed.), Crisis and Migration: Critical Perspectives. London: Routledge.
Lindley, Anna (2014) 'Environmental Processes, Political Conflict and Migration: A Somali Case Study.' In: Martin, S. and Weerasinghe, S. and Taylor, A., (eds.), Humanitarian Crises and Migration: Causes, Consequences and Responses. London: Routledge.
Lindley, Anna (2013) 'Diaspora and Transnational Perspectives on Remittances.' In: Quayson, A. and Daswani, G., (eds.), Companion to Diaspora and Transnationalism. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 316-329.
Lindley, Anna (2011) 'Remittances.' In: Betts, A., (ed.), Global Migration Governance. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Lindley, Anna and Vollmer, B. (2009) 'Migration, Globalisation and Security.' In: Fagen, H. and Munck, R., (eds.), Globalisation and Security: An Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Praeger Press.
Lindley, Anna (2013) 'Displacement in contested places: governance, movement and settlement in the Somali territories.' Journal of Eastern African Studies, 7 (2). pp. 291-313.
Lindley, Anna (2011) 'Between a protracted and a crisis situation: policy responses to Somali refugees in Kenya.' Refugee Survey Quarterly, 30 (4). pp. 14-49.
Lindley, Anna (2010) 'Leaving Mogadishu: Towards a Sociology of Conflict-Related Mobility.' Journal of Refugee Studies, 23 (1). pp. 2-22.
Lindley, Anna (2009) 'The North-South Divide in Everyday Life: Somali Londoners Sending Money “Home”.' Bildhaan: An International Journal of Somali Studies .
Lindley, Anna (2009) 'Between dirty money and development capital: Somali money transfer infrastructure under global scrutiny.' African Affairs, 108 (433).
Lindley, Anna (2009) 'The early morning phonecall: remittances from a refugee diaspora perspective.' Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 35 (8). pp. 1315-1334.
Lindley, Anna (2009) 'Remittances in conflict: some conceptual considerations.' Journal of Economics and Statistics [Jahrbücher f. Nationalökonomie u. Statistik], 229 (6). pp. 774-786.
Lindley, Anna (2008) 'Transnational connections and education in the Somali context.' Journal of Eastern African Studies, 2 (3). pp. 401-414.
Lindley, Anna and Pieke, F. and Van Hear, N. (2007) 'Beyond control? The mechanics and dynamics of ‘informal’ remittances between Europe and Africa.' Global networks: a journal of transnational affairs, 7 (3). pp. 348-366.
Lindley, Anna (2006) 'Migration and Financial Transfers: UK-Somalia.' Refuge, 23 (2). pp. 20-27.
Lindley, Anna (2009) Leaving Mogadishu: The War on Terror and Displacement Dynamics in the Somali Regions. MICROCON Working Pape. (Unpublished)
Lindley, Anna (2008) Conflict-induced migration and remittances: exploring conceptual frameworks. Refugee Studies Centre Working Paper No.47. Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford.
Lindley, Anna (2007) Remittances in fragile settings: a Somali case study. No. 27. Households in Conflict Network, Sussex University.
Lindley, Anna and Van Hear, N. (2007) New Europeans on the Move: A preliminary review of the onward migration of refugees within the European Union. No. 57. Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford.
Lindley, Anna (2012) 'Review of 'Development and the African Diaspora'.' Africa, 82 (2). pp. 321-323.
Lindley, Anna (2011) 'Review of 'Understanding the Somalia Conflagration: Identity, Political Islam and Peace Building'.' African Affairs, 110 (44). pp. 514-515.
Lindley, Anna (2006) 'Review of 'Researching Conflict in Africa: Insights and Experiences' Edited by Elisabeth Porter, Gillian Robinson, Marie Smyth, Albrecht Schnabel and Eghosa Osaghae.' Journal of Refugee Studies, 19 (2). pp. 260-262.
Lindley, Anna (2004) 'Review of 'Human Security Now: Protecting and Empowering People' by the Commission on Human Security.' Journal of Refugee Studies, 17 (2). pp. 244-246.
Lindley, Anna (2004) 'Review of 'Somalia: Economy Without State'.' Journal of Refugee Studies, 17 (4). pp. 484-486.
Lindley, Anna (2015) 'Refugees Welcome and Beyond.' London International Development Centre Blog . London: LIDC.
Lindley, Anna (2015) 'Taking on the hostile environment.' Unlocking Detention [Online] . Detention Forum.
Lindley, Anna (2014) 'Critical perspectives on crisis and migration.' Open Democracy.
Lindley, Anna and Liberatore, G. (2014) 'Somali diversities: exploring the challenges confronting marginalised social groups.' Journal of Anglo-Somali Society, Spring .
Lindley, Anna and Mosley, J. (2014) 'Challenges for the Somali Money Transfer Sector.' Rift Valley Institute Briefing Paper . Nairobi: Rift Valley Institute.
Lindley, Anna (2014) 'Questioning the notion of ‘drought displacement': environment, politics and migration in Somalia.' Forced Migration Review, 45 .
Lindley, Anna (2013) 'Global Insider: Somalia Still Unsafe for Large-Scale Refugee Returns.' World Politics Review .
Lindley, Anna (2012) 'Skilled international migration.' Migration Network Europe Policy Brief . Migration Network Europe.
Lindley, Anna (2011) 'Seeking solutions to Somali displacement in Kenya: current and potential policy approaches.' Development Viewpoint (67). Centre for Development Policy and Research.
Lindley, Anna and Caterina, Martina (2011) 'Workshop report: Between protracted and crisis displacement - Policy responses to Somali displacement, November 2011.' Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford University.
Lindley, Anna (2010) 'Seeking refuge in an unrecognized state: Oromos in Somaliland.' Refuge: Canada's periodical on refugees, 26 (1). pp. 187-189.
Lindley, Anna (2010) 'Between Suspicion and Celebration: The Somali Money Transfers Business.' Development Viewpoint (45). London: Centre for Development Policy Research, School of Oriental and African Studies.
Lindley, Anna (2009) 'Crisis and displacement in Somalia.' Forced Migration Review, 33 . Refugee Studies Centre of the Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford.. pp. 18-19.
Lindley, Anna (2009) 'Leaving Mogadishu: researching the causes of displacement, 2007-2008.' RSC newsletter, Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford University.
Lindley, Anna (2009) 'Voices of the dispossessed: displacement and peace-building in the Somali regions.' In: Somali peace processes. London: Conciliation Resources.
Lindley, Anna (2008) 'African Remittances and Progress: Opportunities and Challenges' Análisis del Real Instituto.' Madrid: Real Instituto Elcano.
Lindley, Anna (2007) 'Migrants' Remittances in Insecure Settings: the Somali case.' COMPAS Research Briefing. Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford.
Lindley, Anna (2007) 'Natiijadii ka soo baxay barnaamij cilmi-baariseed Lagacaha dadku dibadaha ka diraan xaaladdeedu ma sugna Xaaladda Soomaalida.' Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford.
Lindley, Anna (2007) 'Getting a Fair Deal? Consumer Issues with Remittance Services.' Migrant Remittances Newsletter. 4(2).