Dr Laura Hammond is an Associate Fellow within the Global Fellowship Initiative of the GCSP. Laura Hammond is Head of Department and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London.
She is an anthropologist specializing in food security, conflict, forced migration and diasporas. She has worked in the Horn of Africa for the past fifteen years, and has done consultancy for a wide range of development and humanitarian organizations, including UNDP, USAID, Oxfam, Medécins Sans Frontières, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the World Food Programme. She is the author of This Place Will Become Home: Refugee Repatriation to Ethiopia (Cornell University Press: 2004) and several book and journal articles.