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 presents on ‘The Ethics and Politics of Representation’
On 16 March 2021, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh spoke about ‘The Ethics and Politics of Representation’ at the Power and the Politics in/of Ethnographic Research Seminar Series, hosted by University College London. This seminar was the fourth in a series of events organised by the PAPER project which aims to addresses questions of decoloniality (anti-racism, anti-colonialism,... Continue Reading →
No one wants to be the “Global North”? On being a researcher across the North and South.
What are some of the emerging behavioural and ethical tendencies in today’s research economy and what sociological harms can subsequently occur? Drawing on her extensive experience of conducting research in both the ‘global North’ and the ‘global South,’ Southern Responses to Displacement Research Associate, Dr Estella Carpi, examines different ‘hierarchical and alienating’ structures across research... Continue Reading →
Introduction: Recentering the South in Studies of Migration
What or who does the ‘global South’ refer to and should it be ‘recentred’ in migration studies? In this abridged version of her introduction to the new 2020 Open Access Special Issue of the Migration and Society journal on this topic (here), Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh sets out the diverse ways that scholars have sought to... Continue Reading →