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Rufaida Al Hashmi

Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Politics

I am a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Politics at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. Prior to this, I received my DPhil in Politics (Political Theory) from the University of Oxford, where I was funded by a Clarendon Scholarship. 

My work is in normative political theory, and my main research interests are the ethics of migration, global justice, and discrimination.  

My book project, Immigration and Discrimination, examines how borders are open for some and closed for others. I examine discrimination in immigration policy by exploring the morality of three common criteria for the selection or exclusion of would-be immigrants — economic contribution, national security, and integration potential. In doing so, the book shows that by shifting our focus to how borders are open and closed selectively, we gain crucial insights for our understanding of the ethics of migration and global justice more generally.



Rufaida Al Hashmi