Organizing an ISA panel! Title: “Technology and Humanitarian Geography: Mapping, Sensing, and Social Media

My colleague Ziad Al Achkar and I are organizing a panel for the International Studies Association meeting in 2023 in Montreal! We've mentioned this panel a few times on Twitter, and would love to have 1-2 more papers on the panel. Here's the panel abstract: "This panel explores the roles that digital mapping, remote sensing, … Continue reading Organizing an ISA panel! Title: “Technology and Humanitarian Geography: Mapping, Sensing, and Social Media

T20 Policy Brief: Digitalization and Forced Displacement

I have a new policy brief that has been published as part of the T20 process, in which think tanks from the G20 member states draw on scientific research to provide policy recommendations to the leaders during the G20 summit. My brief summarizes the practical implications of my research over the last few years on … Continue reading T20 Policy Brief: Digitalization and Forced Displacement

The Asylum Hump: Why Country Income Level Predicts New Asylum Seekers, But Not New Refugees

My colleagues Constantin Ruhe, Lisa Groß and I have a new article out in the Journal of Refugee Studies! I won't post a PDF because it's open access, so anyone can download if for free. We dig into the question about why GDP per capita has not generally been a good predictor of new refugees. … Continue reading The Asylum Hump: Why Country Income Level Predicts New Asylum Seekers, But Not New Refugees

Digitalization and SDG Financing are Political

I haven't posted something in a while that wasn't a blurb about a publication, so to mark my 37th birthday I'm going to write a proper opinion post! The topic is the 'Harnessing Digitalization in Financing of the Sustainable Development Goals' interim report to the Secretary General from the Task Force on Digital Financing of … Continue reading Digitalization and SDG Financing are Political

New working paper! Digitalisation in the lives of urban migrants: evidence from Bogota

Sonia Camacho, Rodrigo Taborda,  Constantin Ruhe, and I have a new working paper out that focuses on access and use of new technologies by urban migrants in Bogota! We'll be revising it at some point, but for now we'd love feedback and comments - it was a challenge, and we hope the paper can start … Continue reading New working paper! Digitalisation in the lives of urban migrants: evidence from Bogota

New article! “When information becomes action: drivers of individuals’ trust in broadcast versus peer‐to‐peer information in disaster response”

After many years and multiple rounds of revision, the core case study from my dissertation on the use of ICTs in disaster response in Samoa has gone live as a pre-print the journal Disasters, published by the Overseas Development Institute! For those without institutional access to the journal, or who just want to download the … Continue reading New article! “When information becomes action: drivers of individuals’ trust in broadcast versus peer‐to‐peer information in disaster response”