Dr Laura Hammond

SOAS, University of London

Projects:
Migration and displacement in Horn of Africa

Expertise:
Food, Migration, Other

Department of Development Studies

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Contact Details:

SOAS University of London

Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

T: +44 (0)20 7898 4654

Email: lh4@soas.ac.uk 

Biography

Laura has degrees in Anthropology from the University Wisconsin-Madison and did her undergraduate degree at Sarah Lawrence College. She has taught at Clark University, the University of Reading, and was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Sussex.

Research

Laura's research interests include food security, conflict, forced migration and diasporas. She has worked in the Horn of Africa for the past fifteen years, and has done consultancy for a wide range of development and humanitarian organizations, including UNDP, USAID, Oxfam, Medécins Sans Frontières, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the World Food Programme. She is the author of This Place Will Become Home: Refugee Repatriation to Ethiopia (Cornell University Press: 2004) and several book and journal articles.

Publications

Authored Books

Hammond, Laura (2004) This Place Will Become Home. Refugee Repatriation to Ethiopia. Cornell University Press.

Edited Books or Journal Volumes

Cramer, Christopher and Hammond, Laura and Pottier, Johan, eds. Researching Violence in Africa: Ethical and Methodological Challenges. Leiden: Brill. (Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies)
Book Chapters

Hammond, Laura (2015) 'Neutrality and Impartiality.' In: Patterson, Jenny and MacGinty, Roger, (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Humanitarian Action. London: Routledge, pp. 87-97. (Routledge Companions)

Laura, Hammond (2015) '‘Diaspora Returnees to Somaliland: Heroes of Development or Job-Stealing Scoundrels?’.' In: Akesson, Lisa and Eriksson-Baaz, Maria, (eds.), Africa’s Return Migrants: The New Developers? London: Zed Books.

Hammond, Laura (2014) '"Voluntary" Repatriation and Reintegration.' In: Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Elena and Loescher, Gil and Long, Katy and Sigona, Nando, (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 499-511.

Hammond, Laura (2011) 'Four Layers of Silence: Counterinsurgency in Northeastern Ethiopia.' In: Cramer, Christopher and Hammond, Laura and Pottier, Johan, (eds.), Researching Violence in Africa: Ethical and Methodological Challenges. Leiden: Brill, pp. 61-78. (Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies)

Hammond, Laura (2008) 'The Power of Holding Humanitarianism Hostage and the Myth of Protective Principles.' In: Barnett, Michael and Weiss, Thomas G., (eds.), Humanitarianism in question : politics, power, ethics. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, pp. 172-195.

Hammond, Laura (2004) 'The Making of a Good Citizen in an Ethiopian Returnee Settlement.' In: Long, L. D. and Oxfeld, E., (eds.), Coming Home? Refugees, Migrants, and Those Who Stayed Behind. University of Pennsylvania Press, pp. 187-205.

Hammond, Laura (2003) 'How Will the Children Come Home? Emplacement and the Creation of the Social Body in an Ethiopian Returnee Settlement.' In: Olwig, K. F. and Gullov, E., (eds.), Children's Places. Cross-Cultural Perspectives. London: Routledge, pp. 77-94.

Journal Articles

Hammond, Laura (2013) 'Somali Transnational Activism and Integration in the UK: Mutually Supporting Strategies.' Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 39 (6). pp. 1001-1017.

Hammond, Laura (2013) 'Somalia Rising: Things are Starting to Change for the World’s Longest Failed State.' Journal of Eastern African Studies, 7 (1). pp. 183-193.

Hammond, Laura (2013) 'Somalia rising: things are starting to change for the world's longest failed state.' Journal of Eastern African Studies.

Polzer, Tara and Hammond, Laura (2008) 'Invisible Displacement.' Journal of Refugee Studies, 21 (4). pp. 417-431.

Hammond, Laura (2008) 'Strategies of Invisibilization: How Ethiopia's Resettlement Programme Hides the Poorest of the Poor.' Journal of Refugee Studies, 21 (4). pp. 517-536.

Hammond, Laura (2008) 'Why Upholding Humanitarian Principles Does Not Protect Aid Workers.' Development Viewpoint (7).

Hammond, Laura and Maxwell, D. (2002) 'The Ethiopian Crisis of 1999-2000: Lessons Learned, Questions Unanswered.' Disasters, 26 (3). pp. 262-79

Working Papers / Reports

Hammond, Laura (2013) Safety, Security and Socio-Economic Wellbeing in Somaliland. Nairobi, Geneva, London: SOAS-University of London, DDG, GICHD.

Hammond, Laura and Vaughan-Lee, Hannah (2012) Humanitarian space in Somalia: a scarce commodity. HPG Working Paper.

Other

Hammond, Laura and Awad, Mustafa and Ibrahim Dagane, Ali and Hansen, Peter and Horst, Cindy and Menkhaus, Ken and Obare, Lynette (2011) 'Cash & Compassion: The Somali Diaspora's Role in Relief, Development & Peacebuilding.' United Nations Development Programme - Somalia. (Unpublished)