Prof. (Dr.) Jessica A. Field

Adjunct Associate Professor

B.A.; M.A.; Ph.D. (University of Manchester)
Prof. (Dr.) Jessica Field is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Jindal School of International Affairs. Dr Field’s research explores the politics and history of humanitarianism, primarily in India. She has recently completed research projects examining disaster governance in Ladakh, and refugee protection in Delhi, Hyderabad and Mewat. Dr Field is also a Lecturer in Global Challenges at Brunel University London, a Research Associate with the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction at University College London, and a Research Fellow with the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester.


Field, J. and Burra, S. (eds), The Global Compact on Refugees: Indian Perspectives & Experiences, (Delhi: UNHCR India & Academicians Working Group, 2020)


Fiori, J., Espada, F., Field, J., and Dicker, S. The Echo Chamber: Results, Management and the Humanitarian Effectiveness Agenda, (London: Save the Children UK, 2016)



Field, J., Tiwari, A., and Mookherjee, Y. (2019) ‘Self-reliance as a concept and a spatial practice for urban refugees: Reflections from Delhi, India’, Journal of Refugee Studies,


Field, J. (2018) ‘Divided Disasters: Examining the impacts of the conflict-disaster nexus for distanced crises in the Philippines’, Disasters, 42, S2, pp. 265-286


Field, J., and Kelman, I., (2018) ‘The Impact on Disaster Governance of the Intersection of Environmental Hazards, Border Conflict and Disaster Responses in Ladakh, India’, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 31, pp. 650-658


Kelman, I., Field, J., Suri, K., and Bhat, G.M. (2018) ‘Disaster Diplomacy for Jammu and Kashmir’, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 31, pp. 1132-1140


Field, J. (2017) ‘What is appropriate and relevant assistance after a disaster? Accounting for culture(s) in the response to Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda’, Intl. Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Vol. 22, pp. 335-344