Dr Stephanie Schwartz

Dr Stephanie Schwartz

Assistant Professor

Department of International Relations

020 7955 6978
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CBG 8.07
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English, French
Key Expertise
Forced Migration, Peace and Conflict, African Politics, Qualitative Methods

About me

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I study the politics of forced migration, violent conflict, and humanitarian governance. My current book project, Homeward Bound: Refugee Return and Local Conflict after Civil War, examines how refugee return influences future patterns of conflict and displacement. Other ongoing research focuses on global asylum governance and qualitative research methods. My work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, US Institute of Peace, and the Columbia Global Policy Initiative.

You can read more about my work in International SecurityForeign PolicySlate, the Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog, and Lawfare.

I have worked with international policy organisations including the US Institute of Peace, the World Bank, and the Sudd Institute. I was awarded the 2019 Best Dissertation award from the Migration & Citizenship section of the American Political Science Association (APSA), and the inaugural Emerging Global Scholar Prize (2019) from Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania. I hold a PhD in political science from Columbia University and a BA from Wesleyan University.

Dr Schwartz has limited capacity for new PhD students for entry in 2024/25.

Expertise Details

I research the politics of forced migration; violent conflict; and humanitarian governance with a particular focus on refugee return. Other ongoing research examines global asylum governance and qualitative research methods.

My research