Critical Reflections on ‘Decolonising’ Humanitarianism and Refugee-Related Research – Roundtable Event

The Southern Responses to Displacement project is delighted to announce a roundtable discussion on ‘Critical reflections on ‘Decolonising’ Humanitarianism and Refugee-Related Research.’ Speakers at the event will draw on a range of historical, geographical and epistemological perspectives to collectively explore the future of humanitarian practice and research, including how to go beyond the fetishization of... Continue Reading →

In search of decoloniality – Practical approaches and pitfalls.

What reflective and practical approaches can researchers begin to adopt to contribute to the decolonialization of humanitarian research and practice in the fields of migration, displacement and refugees?  In this blog, the second in a two-part series, Sorcha Daly, Southern Responses to Displacement’s Project and Communications Coordinator, draws mainly on the work of Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh... Continue Reading →

A colonial past and humanitarian present.

Despite continued calls for the decolonisation of humanitarian research and practice, many argue that action to dismantle the colonial legacy of the ‘global North’ in the ‘global South’ is having little impact. In this two part blog piece, Sorcha Daly, Southern Responses to Displacement’s Project and Communications Coordinator, draws largely on Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh’s and Dr... Continue Reading →

Listen to Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh speak about climate change driven displacement on BBC Radio 4 PM programme

Southern Responses to Displacement PI, Prof Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, spoke on BBC Radio 4 PM programme (at 46.36) about the relationship between climate change and displacement, in light of discussions at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). Drawing on an article published as part of the Southern Responses to Displacement research project (which you can read... Continue Reading →

Educating the host: It’s not just refugees who need ‘integration’ programmes

'Teaching local hosts the experience of war and forced displacement would help to publicly challenge hate speech and inform compassion,' argue Southern Responses to Displacement's researchers, Dr Estella Carpi, Amal Shaiah Istanbouli and Sara Al Helali. Drawing on research conducted during Southern Responses to Displacement's fieldwork in Turkey, this blog notes the lack of a... Continue Reading →

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