Decolonial approaches to refugee migration: Nof Nasser Eddin and Nour Abu-Assab in conversation

In this conversation, Dr Nof Nasser Eddin and Dr Nour Abu-Assab - the founders and directors of the Centre for Transnational Development and Collaboration (CTDC) - discuss the importance of decolonial approaches to studying refugee migration. In so doing, they draw on their research, consultancy and advocacy work at CTDC, a London-based research centre which... Continue Reading →

Cooperation on refugees in Latin America and the Caribbean – The ‘Cartagena process’ and South–South approaches.

The 1984 Cartagena Declaration represents one of the earliest articulations of a Latin American regional approach to refugees and is one of the longest-running and most successful exemplars of such regional cooperation in the world.  In this post, an abridged version of his chapter in the Routledge Handbook of South-South Relations, Prof. David Cantor traces... Continue Reading →

No one wants to be the “Global North”? On being a researcher across the North and South.

What are some of the emerging behavioural and ethical tendencies  in today’s research economy and what sociological harms can subsequently occur? Drawing on her extensive experience of conducting research in both the ‘global North’ and the ‘global South,’  Southern Responses to Displacement Research Associate, Dr Estella Carpi, examines different ‘hierarchical and alienating’ structures across research... Continue Reading →

‘How Did it Feel to Ask those Questions?’ – An Email Exchange about Experiencing Research on Displacement.

In this post Hanna Schneider and her colleague Israa Sadder share an email exchange in which they discuss conducting research with Syrian refugees living in Jordan. The exchange describes the relationships developed both between researchers and intermediaries, and between researchers, intermediaries and their interlocutors. These research relationships raise multiple questions regarding how working as an... Continue Reading →

Migration, Humanitarianism, and the Politics of Knowledge – An Interview with Juliano Fiori

This piece reflects on Eurocentrism and coloniality in studies of and responses to migration. Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh interviews Juliano Fiori, Head of Studies (Humanitarian Affairs) at Save the Children, about debates relating to the politics of knowledge and the urgency of anti-colonial action. Fiori discusses the ideological and epistemological bases of responses to migration, why... Continue Reading →

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