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Slavery, Lived Realities and Decolonising Forced Migration Histories – An interview with Asst. Prof. Portia Owusu

In this podcast Dr. Estella Carpi interviews Asst. Prof. Portia Owusu, author of 'Spectres from the Past. Slavery and the Politics of 'History' in West African and African-American Literature.' You can listen to the podcast below: In their interview, Dr. Carpi and Asst. Prof. Owusu discuss how indigenous narratives and histories of slavery have been... Continue Reading →

Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh presents at Yale on ‘Refugee-led Responses to Overlapping Precarity: Views from North Lebanon’

In this seminar, which is part the Yale PRFDHR Spring 2021 Virtual Seminar Series, Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh traces the different ways that residents of Baddawi refugee camp in North Lebanon have been affected by COVID-19 since March 2020, and how they have been responding to protect themselves and other conflict-affected people in the midst of the... Continue Reading →

Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh presents on ‘The Ethics and Politics of Representation’

On 16 March 2021, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh spoke about ‘The Ethics and Politics of Representation’ at the Power and the Politics in/of Ethnographic Research Seminar Series, hosted by University College London. This seminar was the fourth in a series of events organised by the PAPER project which aims to addresses questions of decoloniality (anti-racism, anti-colonialism,... Continue Reading →

Bringing Social Class into Humanitarian Debates: The Case of Northern Lebanon – Part Two The Hidden Role of Social Class

In Part Two of this two-part series examining class-based inequality that can be both ignored and exacerbated by humanitarian programmes and aid workers, Dr Carpi draws on research conducted for the Southern Responses to Displacement project and argues that economic changes brought about by the introduction of a humanitarian economy of consumerism and labour in... Continue Reading →

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