Biography

Stacy broadly works in the field of refugee law and completed her PhD on refugee status determination (RSD) processing and adjudication. After working in refugee camps in Greece, Turkey, and Bulgaria for three years, between 2013 and 2016, Stacy resolved to examine how refugee status determination procedures are conducted in practice. She conducted fieldwork in 2016 and remained in "the field" for four years afterward. Before this, Stacy was based at the Department of International Development, Refugee Studies Centre 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. She completed her Honors Bachelor of Arts at McGill University.

Stacy has worked at the Refugee Studies Centre, the International Migration Institute, and the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford as well as at the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development, and the Montréal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies. Stacy was a Samuel Pisar Fellow in Human Rights at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights during which time she worked along the Turkish-Syrian border, examined access to temporary protection, and worked on an array of "safe passage" mechanisms, while supporting Canadian government programming for humanitarian visas and resettlement. 

Stacy has also carried out research and investigations for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, the Special Representative to the Secretary General on Children in Armed Conflict (SRSG-CAAC), the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Regional Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa, UNICEF Canada, Save the Children, Youth Challenge International, Terre des Hommes, and the UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti. Stacy actively supports the Alliance for the Protection of Children in Humanitarian Action, the Refugee Law Initiative, and the Global Network for Public Interest Law, where she has worked with a Core Group of experts since January 2020.

Research projects & programmes

Refugee and Migration Law Discussion Group