Dr. Jessica A. Field

Associate Professor

B.A.; M.A.; Ph.D. (University of Manchester)

Dr.  Jessica Field holds an UK Economic and Social Research Council-funded PhD from the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at the University of Manchester. Her current research centres on organised humanitarianism – particularly disaster management and refugee protection – and she has a keen interest in South Asian perspectives and experiences. She has taught undergraduate and postgraduate history and international affairs, and has given guest lectures to students, academics and policymakers on a wide variety of history and humanitarian topics. 

Alongside her role as Assistant Professor at JSIA, Dr Field, is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, an Associate Researcher at University College London, and has previously worked for: the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute and Save the Children as a Humanitarian Affairs Adviser; the International Division of Scottish Government in the development of their India Plan; and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai as a consultant for their Aapti programme, which rehabilitated survivors of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks

  • 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 the Kashmir Region’, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Special Issue: Environmental Resilience in Conflict Zones: Lessons from Ladakh and the Hindu-Kush Himalaya. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2018.02.007 
  • Tiwari, A., Field, J., and Mookherjee, Y. (2017) ‘Urban refugees in Delhi: Refugee networks, faith and well-being’, IIED Urban Humanitarian Crises Working Paper Series. ISBN: 978-1-78431-553-5
  • Field, J., Tiwari, A., and Mookherjee, Y., (2017) ‘Urban refugees in Delhi: Identity, entitlements and self-reliance’, IIED Urban Humanitarian Crisis Working Paper Series. ISBN: 978-1-78431-512-2.
  • Field, J., Tiwari, A., and Mookherjee, Y., ‘Urban Refugees in Delhi: Self-reliance can’t be exclusively entrepreneurial’, International Institute for Environment and Development, Policy Brief Series (July 2017) 
  • Field, J. ‘What is appropriate and relevant assistance after a disaster? Accounting for culture(s) in the response to Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda’, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Vol. 22 (2017): 335-344. 
  • Fiori, J., Espada, F., Field, J., and Dicker, S. The Echo Chamber: Results, Management and the Humanitarian Effectiveness Agenda, (London: Save the Children & HCRI, 2016). 
  • Field, J. ‘A Culture Clash? Typhoon Yolanda and the ‘appropriateness’ of humanitarian assistance in the Philippines’, in Essays on Humanitarian Effectiveness, ed. Espada, F. (London: Save the Children & HCRI, 2016). 
  • Field, J., ‘“No voice can be heard over the gunfire”: Protection, Partnerships and Politicking in the Syrian Civil War’, in Essays on Humanitarian Effectiveness, ed. Espada, E. (London: Save the Children & HCRI, 2016). 
  • Field, J., ‘Charitable Giving in Modern India’. In Mac Ginty, R. and Peterson, J. H. eds. Companion to Humanitarian Action. (London: Routledge, 2015): 429-439. 
  • Field, J., ‘Consumption in lieu of Membership: Reconfiguring Popular Charitable Action in Post-World War II Britain’, Voluntas: Int’l Journal of Voluntary & Non-Profit Orgs, 27(2), (2015): 979-997. 
  • Field, J. ‘United Nations Headquarters, New York: The Cultural-Political Economy of Space and Iconicity’, Journal of History and Cultures, 1, (2012): 19-36.