‘The Politics of Forced Migration Research’ – Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh ‘in conversation’ at IASFM18 Conference

In conversation with Prof. Patricia Daley and Dr Ammar Azzouz, Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh will draw on insights from the Southern Responses to Displacement’s research project to discuss ‘The Politics of Forced Migration Research’ at the IASFM18 Conference: Disrupting Theory, Unsettling Practice.

Engaging with the panel members’ long-standing research and critical interventions in the field of refugee and forced migration studies, the Plenary conversation will focus on exploring questions including: ‘who are we’, and ‘who are we to one another’, when conducting research? What roles do ‘insider/outsider’ positionalities, the figure of the ‘expert’ and the coloniality of knowledge, play throughout forced migration research? And how can more equitable forms of knowledge creation and sharing be developed, that resist, rather than reinforce, structural inequalities and systems of exploitation?

The IASFM18 conference runs from 11:00 AM (GMT) on Monday, 26th July 2021 until 8:00 PM on Friday 30th of July 2021. The Plenary conversation ‘The Politics of Forced Migration Research’ takes place from 2.30pm – 4pm on the 27th of July. You can register here.

More information about the conference can be found here.


To access further reading by Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh on similar themes please see the reading list below.

You can watch Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh discuss The Ethics and Politics of Representation at the Power and the Politics in/of Ethnographic Research Seminar Series, hosted by University College London here.

You can watch Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Prof. Daley and Juliano Fiori discuss ‘Decolonisation in Forced Migration and Humanitarian Response’ here.

Further reading:

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2020) Introduction: Recentering the South in Studies of Migration (Abridged version)

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2020) ‘Recentering the South in Studies of Migration,’ Introduction to the Special Issue, Migration and Society, 3(1): 1-18.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2020) Shifting the Gaze: Palestinian and Syrian refugees sharing and contesting space in Lebanon, in Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (ed) Refuge in a Moving World: Refugee and migrant journeys across disciplines, London: UCL Press.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2017) ‘Representations of Displacement: Introducing the Series,’ Refugee Hosts, 1 Sep. 2017.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2017) ‘Invisible (at) Night: Space, Time and Photography in a Refugee Camp,’ Refugee Hosts, 1 Sep. 2017.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2016) ‘Representations of Displacement in the Middle East,’ Public Culture, 28(3): 457-473, doi:10.1215/08992363-3511586.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. and Daley, P. (2018) Conceptualising the global South and South–South encounters – Southern Responses to Displacement, 2 Dec. 2018

Featured image: Wires encroach archways and buildings, Baddawi camp. (c) E. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh 2018

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