Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh presents at IMISCOE 2021 Spring Conference

On Tuesday 23rd March 2021 Southern Responses to Displacement PI, Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, participated in the IMISCOE 2021 Spring Conference, 'Messaging Migration and Mobility.' Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh's presentation examined dominant mainstream humanitarian narratives and representations of refugees. These narratives, traditionally representing refugees as either passive victims in need of aid or, more recently, as the 'super-refugee' who... Continue Reading →

Slavery, Lived Realities and Decolonising Forced Migration Histories – A transcript of an interview with Asst. Prof. Portia Owusu

This piece, a transcript of Dr. Carpi and Asst. Prof. Owusu's recent podcast, discusses how indigenous narratives and histories of slavery have been erased from the 'grand narratives' of traditional teaching of forced migration history and how, although erased, these histories and lived experiences of slavery are still evident in the inequalities and discrimination experienced... Continue Reading →

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 →

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