Phil Cole

Phil Cole is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow with the British Academy, holding the Thank-Offering to Britain Fellowship. He has written extensively on international migration, and his most recent publication is a co-edited book, “Understanding Statelessness,” with Tendayi Bloom and Katherine Tonkiss. Cole is currently writing a book on forced migration.

COVID-19 Arrives in Refugee Camps

May 18, 2020

The news on May 14 that two Rohingya refugees have tested positive for the coronavirus in the densely-populated camps in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, is chilling for those who have been drawing attention to the vulnerability of refugees and other displaced people to the COVID-19 pandemic. It follows similar news from...

A Rich River of Life: The Importance of Free Movement

April 08, 2019

In a fair world, freedom of international movement would be a fundamental human right, and the obstacles put in its way removed. The complex river of human movement brings with it creativity, resilience and, sometimes, challenges. But its fertile depths are the source of many of our gains if allowed...