Yousif M. Qasmiyeh


University of Oxford


Yousif M. Qasmiyeh [IF Research Fellow and Baddawi Camp Lab co-host] was born and educated in the Baddawi refugee camp in North Lebanon.

He is currently completing a DPhil on containment and the archive in ‘refugee writing’ at the University of Oxford’s English Faculty.

Time, the body, and ruination inform his poetry and prose, and his poetry and translations have appeared in journals and magazines including Modern Poetry in Translation, Stand, Critical Quarterly, GeoHumanities, Humanities, and Cambridge Literary Review. Yousif is Creative Encounters Editor of the Migration and Society journal, Writer-in-Residence of the Refugee Hosts research project, and Joint Lead of the Imagining Futures Baddawi Camp Lab.

His forthcoming collection, Writing the Camp (2021, Broken Sleep Books) has been selected by The Poetry Book Society as the PBS Spring Recommendation in 2021.