Georgina Ramsay (she/her), Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences
Georgina Ramsay (PhD, University of Newcastle, Australia, 2016) is a socio-cultural and politico-legal anthropologist. She has conducted extensive fieldwork in Australia and Uganda with refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, and Rwanda. Her research areas include: refugees and forced migration; Central Africa and African diaspora; citizenship and sovereignty; gender and motherhood; violence and humanitarianism; time and temporality; phenomenology and embodiment; development and human rights. She also has expertise in medical anthropology, applied anthropology, and the sociology of education. Her current research and writing project is based on fieldwork with displaced peoples in the United States and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and is tentatively titled, “The Productivity of Forced Displacement: Tracing the Making of a Transnational Labor Force.”
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. Her writing has also been published in public media outlets, including The Conversation and New Matilda. In 2016, an article she wrote, “Election Fact Check: Are Many Refugees Illiterate and Innumerate?” was selected for inclusion in The Conversation Yearbook 2016: 50 Standout Articles from Australia’s Top Thinkers.
She is also currently an Honorary Lecturer with the Department of Anthropology at Macquarie University in Australia. Prior to taking up her position at the University of Delaware, Dr. Ramsay was a Research Associate with the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education and a Sessional Academic with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, both at the University of Newcastle, Australia.