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 →

Bringing Social Class into Humanitarian Debates: The Case of Northern Lebanon – Part Two The Hidden Role of Social Class

In Part Two of this two-part series examining class-based inequality that can be both ignored and exacerbated by humanitarian programmes and aid workers, Dr Carpi draws on research conducted for the Southern Responses to Displacement project and argues that economic changes brought about by the introduction of a humanitarian economy of consumerism and labour in... Continue Reading →

Bringing Social Class into Humanitarian Debates: The Case of Northern Lebanon – Part One

‘Little attention has been paid to the class-based inequality that the very presence of humanitarian agencies produces in crisis-affected settings’ argues Dr Estella Carpi, Southern Responses to Displacement’s Research Associate, in this two-part blog series.  Drawing on observations made during research carried out in Northern Lebanon for the Southern Responses to Displacement project, Dr Carpi... Continue Reading →

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