Laura Madokoro


Carleton University


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, 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.