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 →

Principal Investigator: Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh is the Principal Investigator of the Southern Responses to Displacement project, Co-Director of the Migration Research Unit (UCL), and Coordinator of the UCL-wide Refuge in a Moving World interdisciplinary research network (@RefugeMvingWrld).   Elena is also the Principal Investigator of a 4-year AHRC-ESRC-funded project examining Local Community Experiences of and Responses to Displacement from Syria (@RefugeeHosts), through which… Continue Reading →

In search of decoloniality – Practical approaches and pitfalls.

What reflective and practical approaches can researchers begin to adopt to contribute to the decolonialization of humanitarian research and practice in the fields of migration, displacement and refugees?  In this blog, the second in a two-part series, Sorcha Daly, Southern Responses to Displacement’s Project and Communications Coordinator, draws mainly on the work of Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh… Continue Reading →

A colonial past and humanitarian present.

Despite continued calls for the decolonisation of humanitarian research and practice, many argue that action to dismantle the colonial legacy of the ‘global North’ in the ‘global South’ is having little impact. In this two part blog piece, Sorcha Daly, Southern Responses to Displacement’s Project and Communications Coordinator, draws largely on Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh’s and Dr… Continue Reading →

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