Lewis Turner is a post-doctoral researcher working on the Syria refugee response in the Middle East. He has a particular focus on questions of gender (especially men and masculinities), race, work, labour markets and encampment. His work has appeared in numerous peer-review journals, including International Feminist Journal of Politics, Mediterranean Politics, and Middle East Critique; and has won multiple prizes: from the British International Studies Association, the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies section of the International Studies Association, and the Political Studies Association.
He is currently working as part of the EU Horizon 2020 Consortium ASILE (Global Asylum Governance and the European Union's Role). This project studies the interactions between emerging international protection systems and the United Nations Global Compact for Refugees. Dr. Turner's work in this project will be on refugee rights, status and vulnerability, with a particular focus on Jordan.
Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS University of London
New College, University of Oxford
2020 ''#Refugees can be entrepreneurs too': Humanitarianism, race and the marketing of Syrian refugees' Review of International Studies, 46 (1), pp. 137-155
2019 'The politics of labeling refugee men as 'vulnerable'' Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society, online first
2019 'Syrian refugee men as objects of humanitarian care' International Feminist Journal of Politics, 21 (4), pp. 595-616
2019 ‘Making refugees work? The politics of labor market integration for Syrian refugees in Jordan’ (co-authored with Katharina Lenner), Middle East Critique, 28 (1), pp. 65-95
2018 ‘Demonising children at US and European borders’ Al Jazeera, 1st July
2018 ‘Learning from the Jordan Compact’ (co-authored with Katharina Lenner), Forced Migration Review, 57, pp. 48-51
2017 ‘Who will resettle single Syrian men?’ Forced Migration Review, 54, pp. 29-31
2016 ‘Are Syrian men vulnerable too? Gendering the Syria refugee response’, Middle East Institute essay series ‘Refugees Adrift?’
2015 ‘Explaining the (non-)encampment of Syrian refugees: Security, class and the labour market in Lebanon and Jordan’, Mediterranean Politics, 20 (3), pp. 386-404