Laura Madokoro’s research explores the history of migrants, refugees, humanitarians and state authorities in shaping the possibilities and experiences of refuge. She is the author of Elusive Refuge: Chinese Migrants in the Cold War (Harvard, 2016). Her work has appeared in a number of journals including Migration and Society, the Journal of Refugee Studies and Refuge.
She contributes regularly to print and social media, including www.activehistory.ca, where she is a member of the editorial collective. She is currently pursuing several related projects on the history of sanctuary, humanitarian relief, and migration in the wake of disasters.