The Journal of Interrupted Studies

Journal of Interrupted Studies



By embracing a multidisciplinary approach the journal offers a platform for all academic endeavours thwarted by forced migration. Especially with regards to the ongoing crises in Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea. We invite any and all students and academics who were interrupted in their studies and are now considered refugees to submit work.


Engaging in this process, we hope to create a conversation in which all particpants can shape the discourse, on terms of dignity and mutual respect. We believe academia allows us to initiate such a dialogue and in the process create something of value for all parties.


Refugees status according to the European Union's directive 2013/32/EU and 2013/33/EU is by no means a requirement for submitting to the Journal. We also wish to attract exiled academics who cannot return to their countries and universities without putting their lives at risk.

We believe that when academic voices are silenced by adversity it is not only the intellectual community that suffers


The second edtion of The Journal of Interrupted Studies will be published in winter 2016


Based at the University of Oxford, UK the Journal was founded in 2015 by a group of Oxford students and academics. Our current team includes students and academics in many fields of academic interest at Oxford University, UK, Columbia University, US and Universität zu Köln, Germany. If you're interested in taking this project to your university, please contact us.


Submissions for our second edtion are currently being accepted on a rolling basis.


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Press and Media


24 Nov 2016 Stanford Social Innovation Review: A Journal for Refugees


20 Jun 2016 NPR-Interview with Renee Montagne: Nascent Journal To Help Refugees Preserve And Publish Their Research


07 Jun 2016 BBC-Interview with Bill Thompson: The Journal of Interrupted Studies





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