Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

Journal Articles

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2023) “Regional Approaches to Displacement in the Middle East,” in IASFM19, Editora Universitária Leopoldianum.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2021) ‘The right and role of critiquing the contemporary patchwork of protection,’ International Migration, 59 (4): 261-264.

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Yousif M. Qasmiyeh (2020) ‘Refugees’ Pandemic Responses in a Palestinian Camp in Lebanon,’ Current History, 119 (821): 349-355. DOI:

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2020) Responding to Precarity in Baddawi Camp in the Era of Covid-19. Journal of Palestine Studies

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Berg, M and Waters, J. (eds) (2020) Special Issue on ‘Recentering the South in Studies of MigrationMigration and Society, Issue 3. 

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2020) ‘Recentering the South in Studies of Migration,’ Introduction to the Special Issue, Migration and Society, 3(1): 1-18. 

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. with J. Fiori (2020) ‘Migration, Humanitarianism and the Politics of Knowledge,’ Migration and Society, 3(1): 180-189 

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. with F. Carella (2020) ‘The Position of “the South” and “South-South migration” in Policy and Programmatic Responses to Different Forms of Migration,Migration and Society, 3(1) 203-212 

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2019) ‘The Changing Faces of UNRWA: From the global to the local,Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, 1(1) (Open Access)

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2019) ‘Looking Forward: Disasters at 40,’ Disasters, 43(S1):S36-S60 (Open Access here).

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2016) ‘Representations of Displacement in the Middle East,’ Public Culture, 28(3).

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2016)  ‘Palestinian and Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Sharing Space, Electricity and the Sky,’ Refugee History, 21 Dec. 2016.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2016) ‘Refugee-Refugee Relations in Contexts of Overlapping Displacement,’ International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, ‘Spotlight On’ The Urban Refugee “Crisis”. 25 Nov. 2016.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2016) ‘Refugees Hosting Refugees‘, Forced Migration Review, 53: 25-27. 28 September 2016. Read here or listen to audio here.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2016) ‘On the Threshold of Statelessness: Palestinian narratives of loss and erasure,Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies, 39(2): 301-321.

Ager, J., Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. and Ager, A. (2015) ‘Local Faith Communities and the Promotion of Resilience in Contexts of Humanitarian Crisis,Journal of Refugee Studies, 28 (2): 202- 221. *Selected by OUP as one of 6 “highly cited articles” to showcase “the impressive body of research” published in the OUP Journal of Refugee Studies.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (ed) (2011) Special Issue on “Faith Based Humanitarianism in Contexts of Forced Migration,” Journal of Refugee Studies, 24(3), Sep. 2011.

Books and Book Chapters

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. and Trotta, S. “Religions and Forced Migration.” In The State of the Evidence in Religions and Development, edited by Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI), 65-73. Washington, DC: JLI, 2022, 61-68

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2020) “Shifting the Gaze: Palestinian and Syrian refugees sharing and contesting space in Lebanon,” in Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E (ed) Refuge in a Moving World:  Refugee and migrant journeys across disciplines, London, UCL Press. (Open Access)

Carpi, E. and Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2020) “A Sociology of Knowledge on Humanitarianism and Displacement: The cases of Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Turkey,” in Salvatore, A., Hanafi, S. and Obuse, K. (eds) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of the Middle East, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Carpi, E. and Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2020) “Keeping the Faith? Examining the roles of faith and secularism in “Syrian Diaspora Organisations” in Lebanon,” in Dijkzeul, D. and Fauser, M. (eds) Diaspora Organisations in International Affairs, Oxford: Routledge.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2019) “Memories and Meanings of Camps (and more than camps),” in Farrier, D., Woolley, A., Stonebridge, L., Durrant, S. and Cox, E. (eds) Refugee Imaginaries: Contemporary Research Across the Humanities.  Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. and Pacitto, J. (2019) “Southern-led Faith-Based Humanitarian Responses to Displacement: Insights for the Global North”, in Schewel, B. and Wilson, E (eds.) Religion and European Society: A Primer. Oxford: Wiley.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. and Daley, P. (eds.) (2018) Routledge Handbook of South-South Relations. London: Routledge.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2018) ‘Southern-led Responses to Displacement: Modes of South-South cooperation?,’ in Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. and Daley, P. (Eds) Handbook of South-South Relations, Routledge, Chapter 18.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. and Daley, P. (2018) ‘Conceptualising the South and South-South Encounters’ in Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. and Daley, P. (Eds) Handbook of South-South Relations, Routledge, Chapter 1.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. and Pacitto, J. (2018) “Southern-led faith-based responses to refugees: Insights for the global North,” in Schewel, B. and Wilson, E. (eds) Religion and European Society, Oxford: Wiley. 

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E., Lewis, C. and Cole, G (2017) “‘Faithing’ Gender and Responses to Violence in Refugee Communities: Insights from the Sahrawi Refugee Camps and the Democratic Republic of Congo,” in Krause, U. and Buckley-Zistel, S. (eds) Gender, Violence, Refugees. Oxford: Berghahn Books.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2015 and 2017) South-South Educational Migration, Humanitarianism and Development: Views from Cuba, North Africa and the Middle East. Oxford: Routledge. *published in paperback in 2017*

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. and Pacitto, J. (2015) “Writing the Other into Humanitarianism: A conversation between ‘South-South’ and ‘faith-based’ humanitarianisms,” in Z. Sezgin and D. Dijkzeul (eds.) The New Humanitarianisms in International Practice: Emerging Actors and Contested Principles. Oxford: Routledge.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E., Loescher, G., Long, K. and Sigona, N. (eds)(2014 and 2016)The Oxford Handbook of Forced Migration and Refugee Studies, Oxford: Oxford University Press. *Paperback published in 2016*

Qasmiyeh, Y. M. and Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2013) “Refugee Camps and Cities in Conversation,” in Jane Garnett and Alana Harris (eds) Rescripting Religion in the City: Migration and Religious Identity in the Modern Metropolis, Farnham: Ashgate. pp. 131-143.

Blogs and other publications

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E., Carella, F. (2021) The Position of “the South” and “South-South Migration” in Policy and Programmatic Responses to Different Forms of Migration: An Interview with Francesco Carella

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E., Fiori, J. (2020) Migration, Humanitarianism, and the Politics of Knowledge – An Interview with Juliano Fiori

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E., (2020) Introduction: Recentering the South in Studies of Migration

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E., (2019) Exploring refugees’ conceptualisations of humanitarianism

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2018) Thinking through ‘the global South’ and ‘Southern-responses to displacement’: An introduction

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E., Daley, P. (2018) Conceptualising the global South and South–South encounters

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2018) Histories and spaces of Southern-led responses to displacement

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2018) Southern Responses to Displacement: Background and introduction to our mini blog series.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2018) Pan-Arabism

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2018) Refugee-Refugee Humanitarianism

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2018) Faith-based Humanitarianism

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2018) Internationalism and Solidarity

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2017) Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon face an uncertain 2017,’ The Conversation, 4 Jan. 2017.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. and Qasmiyeh, Y.M. (2017) Refugee-Refugee Solidarity in Death and Dying,‘ 2017 Venice Bienalle Tunisian Pavillion: The Absence of Paths, May 2017.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2016) ‘Hospitality and Hostility: The roles of established refugees in a crisis.YouTube video of Elena’s UCL Lunch Hour Lecture, 1 Nov. 2016. Watch it here.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (ed) (2016) Gender, Religion and Humanitarian Responses to Refugees, MRU Policy Brief.

Gabiam, N. and Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2016) ‘Palestinians and the Arab Uprisings: Political Activism and Narratives of Home, Homeland and Home-Camp, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2016.1202750

Saunders, J., Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. and Snyder, S. (eds) (2016) Intersections of Religion and Migration: Issues at the Global Crossroads, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. (2015) “Refugees helping refugees: How a Palestinian camp in Lebanon is welcoming Syrians”, The Conversation, 4 November 2015.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. and Ager, A. (eds) (2013) Local Faith Communities and the promotion of resilience in humanitarian situations, RSC/JLI Working Paper 90, Oxford: Refugee Studies Centre, February 2013.

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. and Pacitto, J. (2013) Writing the ‘Other’ into humanitarian discourse: Framing theory and practice in South-South humanitarian responses to forced displacement. Oxford: RSC Working Paper No. 93.

Featured Photo:  Mural in Baddawi camp, N. Lebanon, wishing passersby a “Ramadan Kareem” (Happy Ramadan).  (c) E. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, 2018

Create a website or blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: