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Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh Keynote Lecture at The Istanbul Policy Center-Sabancı University, Turkey

Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Southern Responses to Displacement Principal Investigator, offered the keynote lecture, 'Shifting the Gaze: beyond inclusion and social cohesion, towards refugee-refugee relationality' at the Exploring the Dimensions of Refugee Inclusion: Social Structures, Institutions and Strategies Conference, at the The Istanbul Policy Centre - Sabanci University in Turkey, convened on the 28th and 29th... Continue Reading →

Taking refuge in time, space and place: The case of Syrian refugees in Turkey

This blog post explores the evolving relationship between Syrian refugees and their host communities within the physical and social space of Turkey, and within the context of Turkish history. Influencing these relations are changes in the Turkish economy, historical changes in Turkey’s social and cultural structures, and the impact of Turkish immigration, employment, housing and... Continue Reading →

Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh – Inaugral Lecture: Refuge in a Moving World: beyond hospitality and hostility

Southern Responses to Displacement PI, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, delivered her Inaugural Lecture: Refuge in a Moving World: beyond hospitality and hostility on the 10th of December 2019. You can listen to the podcast and view the lecture slides, here. About the lecture People have been displaced throughout history and across all geographies, and yet attention... Continue Reading →

Syrian Faith Leaders in Displacement: Neglected Aid Providers?

When we ‘sweep away the professional, intimate, spiritual and even socio-economic past of refugees,’ what impact does this have on our understanding and (non)engagement with forcibly displaced people, including displaced religious leaders? In this post, Dr Estella Carpi, Southern Responses Research Associate, draws on her research with Syrian religious leaders in Lebanon who have worked... Continue Reading →

Reflections on the Political Economy in Forced Migration Research from a ‘Global South’ Perspective

How do research processes and protocols funded and designed in the ‘global North’ reflect the needs and expectations of researchers and interlocutors in the ‘global South?’  In this piece Maissam Nimer reflects on her position as a researcher in the field of forced migration in Turkey, and within the broader political economy of global research. ... Continue Reading →

Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh at the Inaugural South-South Forum, Dartmouth College, US

Southern Responses’ PI, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, will participate in the inaugural South-South Forum, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, which will be held over 3 days from the 13th - 15th of August 2019. This international and interdisciplinary workshop contributes to the aims of the South-South Forum to enable interdisciplinary discussions that 'prioritize theoretical frameworks from the "South"'. This... Continue Reading →

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