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 →

Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh discusses ‘Decolonisation in Forced Migration and Humanitarian Response’

On Friday the 12th of February 2021, Southern Responses to Displacement's PI, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, joined Juilano Fiori, Head of Humanitarian Studies at Save the Children and Patricia Daley from Oxford University, to discuss ‘Decolonisation in Forced Migration and Humanitarian Response.’ Speakers reflected on Eurocentrism, anti-colonial thinking, and the importance of de-colonising aid, examining how... 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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