Stacy Topouzova is a DPhil candidate at the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, working in the field of asylum law. She examines how status determination procedures for international legal protection are conducted in practice. Prior to commencing her DPhil, Stacy was based at the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford where she completed a Master of Science. She previously studied International Law, Archaeology, and Ethics at Harvard University and International Law at the University of Geneva. Stacy completed her Honors Bachelor of Arts at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Stacy has previously worked for the International Migration Institute, the Refugee Studies Centre, and the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford as well as the International Centre for Migration Policy Development, the Centre for International and Peace Studies, and the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies. Stacy was the 2016 Samuel Pisar Traveling Fellow in Human Rights at the Bonavero Institute for Human Rights at the University of Oxford. She is a committed children’s rights advocate and has previously completed research for UNICEF Canada, Youth Challenge International, Terre des Hommes, and the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre.