Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh awarded Cornell-UCL Global Strategic Collaboration Award

Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Southern Responses to Displacement's PI, has been awarded a Cornell-UCL Global Strategic Collaboration Awards. The award was won jointly with colleagues Dr. Saida Hodzic and Dr Eleanor Paynter from Cornell University. Building on the interdisciplinary strengths in migration and refugee studies across both UCL and Cornell University, the “Migration and Refuge” Working... Continue Reading →

Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh to deliver the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies Annual Lecture: ‘Against the Humanitarian Grain’

Drawing on the Southern Responses to Displacement project, Prof Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh delivered the NCHS Annual Lecture at the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies on the 4th of November 2022. You can listen to the lecture here: Abstract: 'In this lecture I propose moving beyond, or even against, what I conceptualise as “the humanitarian grain”,... Continue Reading →

‘Critical reflections on ‘Decolonising’ Humanitarianism and Refugee-Related Research Roundtable’ – Arabic Transcript

On the 4th of July 2022 the Southern Responses to Displacement project hosted a roundtable discussion on ‘Critical reflections on ‘Decolonising’ Humanitarianism and Refugee-Related Research.’ Speakers at the event drew 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... Continue Reading →

Reflexiones Críticas sobre la “Descolonización” del Humanitarismo y la Investigación Relacionada con las Personas Refugiadas: Transcripción del evento de mesa redonda

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh: Mi nombre es Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh y soy la investigadora principal del proyecto de investigación Southern Responses to Displacement que organiza este evento juntamente con el Instituto de Estudios Avanzados de la UCL. Esta Mesa Redonda forma parte de las conversaciones en curso sobre el futuro del humanitarismo y la investigación relacionada con las... Continue Reading →

Prof Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh delivering keynote address at the 4th Conference of the German Network of Forced Migration Studies

Drawing on Southern Responses to Displacement’s research, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, will deliver the keynote lecture at the 4th Conference of the German Network for Forced Migration Studies on Wednesday the 28th September 2022. The abstract for her lecture, which builds in particular on her article, ‘Recentering the South in Studies of Migration’, is included below:... Continue Reading →

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