Ceri Oeppen

PRIO Global Fellow

Ceri Oeppen
Ceri Oeppen left PRIO in 2020. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons. Ceri Oeppen is an External Associate at PRIO.


​​​​Ceri Oeppen is currently Lecturer of Human Geography at the University of Sussex. She was a Visiting Researcher at PRIO in 2012 and was appointed a PRIO Global Fellow in 2014. She is also involved in the ongoing PRIO research project on return migration, PREMIG.

For more information, see Oeppen's profile page on the Sussex website.


The following publications are specific to the PRIO Migration Centre. A more complete list is available at www.prio.org.

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Erdal, Marta Bivand & Ceri Oeppen (2017) Forced to leave? The discursive and analytical significance of describing migration as forced and voluntary, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2017.1384149.
Erdal, Marta Bivand & Ceri Oeppen (2013) Migrant Balancing Acts: Understanding the Interactions Between Integration and Transnationalism, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 39(6): 867–884.

Book Chapter

Erdal, Marta Bivand & Ceri Oeppen (2022) Theorising voluntariness in return, in Handbook of Return Migration. Elgar online: Elgar (70–83).
Erdal, Marta Bivand & Ceri Oeppen (2017) Forced to return? Agency and the role of post-return mobility for wellbeing among returnees to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Poland, in King, Russell; & Zana Vathi, eds, Return Migration and Wellbeing: Discourses, Policy-Making and Outcomes for Migrants and Their Families. Abingdon: Routledge (39–55).

PRIO Report

Pettersen, Silje Vatne; Jørgen Carling; Erlend Paasche; Tove Heggli Sagmo; Marta Bivand Erdal; Marta Bolognani; Rojan Tordhol Ezzati; & Ceri Oeppen (2015) Possibilities and Realities of Return Migration, PRIO Project Summary. Oslo: PRIO.

PRIO Policy Brief

Majidi, Nassim & Ceri Oeppen (2015) Can Afghans Reintegrate after Assisted Return from Europe?, PRIO Policy Brief, 7. Oslo: PRIO.

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