Focus areas: Forced migration, refugees/internal displacement, international relations, global governance, international organizations, humanitarian/development studies
Sarah Deardorff Miller is leading the Capstone Mercy Corps project, which focuses on refugee youth. She is also adjunct faculty with American University's School of International Service and the University of London's School of Advanced Study.
Sarah focuses on the politics of forced migration, having received her doctorate in International Relations from Oxford University. Her research focused on the role of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in protracted refugee situations. She also has a Master of Science in Forced Migration from Oxford University, where she was a Weidenfeld Scholar, a Master of Arts in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Arts in History, Spanish and International Service from Valparaiso University.
Sarah has worked on refugee issues with various non-profit organizations around the world, including Tanganyika Christian Refugee Service in Tanzania, the World Council of Churches in Switzerland, and World Relief in the United States. She has also carried out research or consulting projects in Thailand, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Nepal, Kenya and Uganda. She recently released a book on Syrian displacement, entitled, Political and Humanitarian Responses to Syrian Displacement (Routledge 2016). She has also helped with displacement-related projects at USAID and the Department of State as a Franklin Fellow, and consulted with think tanks like the Brookings Institution.