Professor of Development Studies
Member, Centre for Gender Studies
Member, Centre for the International Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice
Member, SOAS Food Studies Centre
Research Cluster Member
Research Cluster Member
Research Cluster Member
- Professor Laura Hammond
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Laura has degrees in Anthropology from the University Wisconsin-Madison and did her undergraduate degree at Sarah Lawrence College. She has taught at Clark University, the University of Reading, and was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Sussex.
Laura Hammond is an anthropologist (PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison), her research interests include food security, conflict, forced migration and diasporas. She is Challenge Leader for Security, Protracted Conflict, Refugees and Forced Displacement for the Global Challenges Research Fund, Head of the London International Development Centre's Migration Leadership Team, and Team Leader for the Research and Evidence Facility(Horn of Africa Window) of the European Union Trust Fund for Africa. She also is Chair of the Independent Advisory Group for Country Information. She has worked in the Horn of Africa since 1993 (with a particular emphasis on Ethiopia and Somalia/Somaliland), and has done consultancy for a wide range of development and humanitarian organizations, including UNDP, USAID, Oxfam, Medécins Sans Frontières, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the World Food Programme. She is the author of This Place Will Become Home: Refugee Repatriation to Ethiopia (Cornell University Press: 2004), co-editor with Johan Pottier and Christopher Cramer of Researching Violence in Africa: Ethical and Methodological Challenges (Brill: 2011) and many book and journal articles.
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Hammond, Laura (2004) This Place Will Become Home. Refugee Repatriation to Ethiopia. New York, NY: Cornell University Press.
Hammond, Laura (2013) 'Somali Transnational Activism and Integration in the UK: Mutually Supporting Strategies'. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, (39) 6, pp 1001-1017.
Hammond, Laura (2013) 'Somalia Rising: Things are Starting to Change for the World’s Longest Failed State'. Journal of Eastern African Studies, (7) 1, pp 183-193.
Hammond, Laura (2013) 'Somalia rising: things are starting to change for the
world's longest failed state'. Journal of Eastern African Studies.
Polzer, Tara and Hammond, Laura (2008) 'Invisible Displacement'. Journal of Refugee Studies, (21) 4, pp 417-431.
Hammond, Laura (2008) 'Strategies of Invisibilization: How Ethiopia's Resettlement Programme Hides the Poorest of the Poor'. Journal of Refugee Studies, (21) 4, pp 517-536.
Hammond, Laura (2008) 'Why Upholding Humanitarian Principles Does Not Protect Aid Workers'. Development Viewpoint 7.
Hammond, Laura and Maxwell, D. (2002) 'The Ethiopian Crisis of 1999-2000: Lessons Learned, Questions Unanswered'. Disasters, (26) 3, pp 262-79.
Cramer, Christopher and Hammond, Laura and Pottier, Johan, (eds.), (2011) Researching Violence in Africa: Ethical and Methodological Challenges. Leiden: Brill. (Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies).
Hammond, Laura (2015) 'Neutrality and Impartiality'. In: Patterson, Jenny and MacGinty, Roger, (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Humanitarian Action. London: Routledge, pp 87-97.
Laura, Hammond (2015) '‘Diaspora Returnees to Somaliland: Heroes of Development or Job-Stealing Scoundrels?’'. In: Akesson, Lisa and Eriksson-Baaz, Maria, (eds.), Africa’s Return Migrants: The New Developers?. London: Zed Books.
Hammond, Laura (2014) '"Voluntary" Repatriation and Reintegration'. In: Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Elena and Loescher, Gil and Long, Katy and Sigona, Nando, (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp 499-511.
Hammond, Laura (2011) 'Four Layers of Silence: Counterinsurgency in Northeastern Ethiopia'. In: Cramer, Christopher and Hammond, Laura and Pottier, Johan, (eds.), Researching Violence in Africa: Ethical and Methodological Challenges. Leiden: Brill, pp 61-78.
Hammond, Laura (2008) 'The Power of Holding Humanitarianism Hostage and the Myth of Protective Principles'. In: Barnett, Michael and Weiss, Thomas G., (eds.), Humanitarianism in question : politics, power, ethics. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, pp 172-195.
Hammond, Laura (2004) 'The Making of a Good Citizen in an Ethiopian Returnee Settlement'. In: Long, L. D. and Oxfeld, E., (eds.), Coming Home? Refugees, Migrants, and Those Who Stayed Behind.. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, pp 187-205.
Hammond, Laura (2003) 'How Will the Children Come Home? Emplacement and the Creation of the Social Body in an Ethiopian Returnee Settlement'. In: Olwig, K. F. and Gullov, E., (eds.), Children's Places. Cross-Cultural Perspectives. London: Routledge, pp 77-94.
Hammond, Laura (2013) Safety, Security and Socio-Economic Wellbeing in Somaliland. Nairobi, Geneva, London: SOAS-University of London, DDG, GICHD.
Hammond, Laura and Vaughan-Lee, Hannah (2012) Humanitarian space in Somalia: a scarce commodity. HPG Working Paper.
Hammond, Laura and Awad, Mustafa and Ibrahim Dagane, Ali and Hansen, Peter and Horst, Cindy and Menkhaus, Ken and Obare, Lynette (2011) 'Cash & Compassion: The Somali Diaspora's Role in Relief, Development & Peacebuilding'. [Unpublished]
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