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Gaim Kibreab

Prof. Gaim Kibreab

Course Director - MSc Refugee Studies

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Professor Gaim Kibreab is a Research Professor and Course Director of the MSc Refugee Studies at London South Bank University, School of Law and Social Sciences in the Department of Social Science. He earned a PhD degree from Uppsala University, Sweden, Faculty of Social Sciences/Institute of Economic History. 

He has published widely on forced migration (refugees, development-induced displacement, internally displaced persons, and environmentally-induced population displacement), development and governance in post-conflict societies. He is currently working on causes of forced migration in post-independence Eritrea.

  • MSc Refugee Studies
  • MSc Development Studies

Professor Kibreab's research interests include forced migration, Resettlement, repatriation and development, conflict, environment and resource management, water resources governance, post-conflict reconstruction, gender and development, livelihoods, governance, democratisation and civil society associations. Currently, he is researching the causes and consequences of forced migration in post-independence Eritrea.

  • Kibreab, Gaim (2009) 'Eritrea: A Dream Deferred'. Oxford: James Currey an Imprint of Boydell and Brewer Ltd and Nordic African Institute, Uppsala, Sweden xxvi + 448
  • Kibreab, Gaim (2008) 'Critical Reflections on the Eritrean War of Independence: Social Capital, Associational Life, Religion, Ethnicity, and Sowing Seeds of Dictatorship' (Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press) (in press) xvii + 450 pages
  • Kibreab, Gaim (2013) 'The national service/Warsai-Yikealo Development Campaign and forced migration in post-independence Eritrea' Journal of Eastern African Studies, 2013 Vol. 7, No. 4, 630–649,
  • Kibreab, Gaim (2011) 'Forced Migration and Social Change: A Case Study of Eritrean Refugees in Sudan' Sudan Journal of Economic and Social Studies 9 (1): 95-124
  • Kibreab, Gaim (2010) 'Climate change and human migration: a tenuous relationship?' Fordham Environmental Law Review 20 (2 &3): 357-402
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International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM)

External Examiner: LSE, Department of International Development, MSc Programme

University of Bradford:

  • MA International Development Management
  • MSc Development Policy and Practice for Civil Society (Mzumbe University, Tanzania)