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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 states select which immigrants to admit and whether this can be said to be discriminatory. By examining how borders are open for some and closed for others, I argue that the dominant practices of immigrant selection in countries in the Global North are discriminatory. I focus on three of the most significant and common ways that states select immigrants – by skill, nationality, and age – in order to develop a comprehensive account of both direct and indirect discrimination in immigration policy.

Rufaida Al Hashmi