Inga Støren

Inga is a DPhil (PhD) Candidate in Comparative and International Education at the University of Oxford. Originally from Norway, she has spent the last decade studying in the US, and teaching science and languages in Rwanda and Lebanon.

Prior to enrolling in the DPhil program, she earned her M.S. in Global and International Education from Drexel University (Pennsylvania, USA), and her B.A. in Biology from Truman State University (Missouri, USA).

Her research focuses on lived experiences of refugee youth and teachers, as well as the delivery of post-primary education to refugees trapped in protracted situations of displacement. While her previous research with refugees included Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, Inga’s current research is centred round the African Great Lakes, particularly Rwanda.

In addition to her DPhil work, Inga takes on educational research assignments, most recently through her consultancy “Støren Research Consult”, based in Oslo, Norway. Her research experience includes quantitative and qualitative data analysis (SPSS, NVivo), organizational structure mapping, academic editing, data visualization, and indexing. She is also an instructor in Human Rights and Women’s Rights with Jesuit Commons: Higher Education at the Margins (JC:HEM), providing online education to refugee students in Kenya, Malawi, Thailand, and the Middle East.


  • Research student

College affiliation

  • St Antony's College

Research groups

  • Comparative and International Education