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 →

Soka Gakkai International – Faith-Based Humanitarian Action During Large Scale Disaster

Local faith communities are often the first responders to communities affected by conflict and displacement, providing food, shelter and other material needs in addition to providing spiritual and pastoral support (Kidwai and Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, 2017). In this blog post, Nobuyuki Asai describes how Soka Gakkai International, a community-based Buddhist organization, provided shelter and support to large... Continue Reading →

The Ottoman Empire in Indian Literary Imagination: Charting Shibli Numani’s Journey into Turkey

How can historical manuscripts act as a 'corrective narrative' to dominant discourse from the 'global North’? This blog post by Sumaira Nawaz examines the role and influence of South-South relations on the Turkish element of the travelogue of Indian intellectual, literary critic, poet and educationist, Maulana Shibli Numani. Numani’s travelogue, Safarnama-e Rum-o Misr-o Sham, was... Continue Reading →

Refugee diaspora humanitarianism and the value of North/South distinctions in research on responses to forced displacement.

What is the value of the North-South distinction when discussing ‘humanitarian’ responses to forced displacement? In this blog, Louise Olliff draws on her ethnographic fieldwork in Australia, Thailand, Indonesia and Geneva and her interviews with refugee diaspora organisations (RDOs) to explore how this distinction makes it possible to trace the significance of power and inequality... Continue Reading →

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