It is with extreme sadness that we heard the news about Barbara Harrell-Bond’s passing last week, on July 11 2018. She was an exceptional woman, a pioneer in refugee studies and fearless advocate for refugee rights. She was the founder of the Refugee Studies Centre and the Forced Migration Review amongst others.

At a time when asylum is under siege in Europe, that’s a terrible loss.

It was a privilege to host her in 2016 during the Hugo Conference

Statement by the Refugee Studies Centre :

“A Statement on the passing of Barbara Harrell-Bond” by Themba Lewis:

“Barbara Harrell-Bond: a life not ordinary” (Documentary):

“In appreciation: Barbara Harrell-Bond, refugee advocate and researcher, 1932-2018”: