The Refugee Review is published by the Emerging Scholars and Practitioners on Migration Issues Network (ESPMI Network). Our membership is found all over the world, and the contributing authors and editors of the Refugee Review are as well. Formally, ESPMI is ‘housed’ in Toronto through our affiliation with our parent network, the Refugee Research Network (RRN). Details about ESPMI can be found on the web at:  To reach us about journal-related or general inquires, please contact us at You can also follow us on Twitter @ESPMINetwork.


Emerging Scholars and Practitioners on Migration Issues (ESPMI) Network

Formerly known as the New Scholars Network,The ESPMI Network strives to connect emerging scholars, practitioners, policymakers, journalists, artists, and all those involved in forced migration and refugee studies to meaningful work and professional connections, as well as to produce new research and new interest in these important issues. ESPMI is a cluster of the Refugee Research Network (RRN), the largest international research initiative in the field of refugee and forced migration studies. The Refugee Research Network was created to mobilize and sustain a Canadian and international network of individuals and institutions committed to study and work surrounding refugee and forced migration issues (

We prioritize:
•    creating professional opportunities for those new to the field
•    encouraging spaces for communication among those with similar interests
•    establishing meaningful connections between those early in their career and more senior scholars and practitioners

As part of the ESPMI Network, you will find:
•     a publishing platform (our website, our journal, the Refugee Review, and e-blasts)
•    the opportunity to participate in thematic discussions
•    access to resources such as tutorials on relevant topics, listserv discussions, a growing database of new scholars, conference reports, our Twitter account and other projects collaboratively built by our members

Join the ESPMI Network listserv to receive announcements, updates and regular e-digests at (or send us an email at

We also recommend you to join the Refugee Research Network, create a profile and start interacting with the RRN’s large community of people working, researching and teaching in the field of forced migration: You may also wish to join their Facebook page, Refugee Research Network.