Reflections on the Political Economy in Forced Migration Research from a ‘Global South’ Perspective

How do research processes and protocols funded and designed in the ‘global North’ reflect the needs and expectations of researchers and interlocutors in the ‘global South?’  In this piece Maissam Nimer reflects on her position as a researcher in the field of forced migration in Turkey, and within the broader political economy of global research. ... Continue Reading →

The Ottoman Empire in Indian Literary Imagination: Charting Shibli Numani’s Journey into Turkey

How can historical manuscripts act as a 'corrective narrative' to dominant discourse from the 'global North’? This blog post by Sumaira Nawaz examines the role and influence of South-South relations on the Turkish element of the travelogue of Indian intellectual, literary critic, poet and educationist, Maulana Shibli Numani. Numani’s travelogue, Safarnama-e Rum-o Misr-o Sham, was... Continue Reading →

Launch of Routledge Handbook of South-South Relations at UCL Institute of Advanced Studies

The Southern Responses to Displacement team are proud to celebrate the launch of the Routledge Handbook of South-South Relations at UCL’s Institute of Advanced Studies on the 20th of May. The Handbook editors, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh (Southern Responses to Displacement PI) and Prof. Patricia Daley (Oxford) and a number of contributing authors will discuss the roles of decolonial... Continue Reading →

The Rise and Fall of Pan-Arabism

Pan-Arabist approaches, along with internationalism and solidarity, refugee-refugee humanitarianism, and faith based responses to forced displacement, can be seen as presenting alternatives to dominant humanitarian discourse and approaches that situate Northern providers as the saviours of Southern victims of displacement.  In this piece, Prof. Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, interviewed by Aditya Kiran Kakati, draws upon his chapter 'The... Continue Reading →

‘The Al Shami Kitchen Project’ – Solidarity amongst Syrian Refugee Women in Izmit, Turkey

The Al Shami Kitchen Project is a refugee-led initiative that directly challenges assumptions that refugees are passive victims in need of care from outsiders. In this piece, Fatmanur Delioglu’s research, based in Izmit, Turkey, focuses on the solidarity networks developed amongst Syrian refugee women, and between them and members of the local Turkish community. In... Continue Reading →

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