Histories and spaces of Southern-led responses to displacement

In this blog post Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh highlights the need for the analyses of local responses to be more attentive to the longstanding history of diverse “local/Southern” actors and examines the ways in which Southern-led responses can work alongside, or explicitly challenge, Northern-led responses to displacement.

Humanitarianism and Postcoloniality: A Look at Academic Texts

In this blog post, Southern Responses' Research Associate, Dr Estella Carpi, uses her experience of teaching humanitarianism in Lebanon, Turkey and Italy, to examine how 'northern-born' theories and frameworks of humanitarianism interact with the 'cultural dispositions' of students and how, in turn,  these interactions influence student responses to humanitarian teaching.    

Southern Responses to Disasters: Keynote Address

Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh delivered the keynote address at the Disasters Conference in September 2017. In it she highlights the importance of developing and implementing responses to mass disasters that acknowledge the importance of intersecting identity markers and structures of inequality.


Our fourth and final introductory mini blog by Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh discusses how Pan-Arabist approaches to displacement can present an alternative to dominant discourse that situate Northern humanitarian providers as saviours of displaced Southern populations.

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