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 →

Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh discusses Covid-19 on Channel 4 News

Southern Responses to Displacement PI Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, on Channel 4 News, discusses how Covid-19 is impacting people living in poverty around the world. Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh highlights the diversity of national and international responses to the pandemic, including by Low and Middle Income Countries. Drawing on her work on South-South Cooperation and Southern-led responses to... Continue Reading →

Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh – Inaugral Lecture: Refuge in a Moving World: beyond hospitality and hostility

Southern Responses to Displacement PI, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, delivered her Inaugural Lecture: Refuge in a Moving World: beyond hospitality and hostility on the 10th of December 2019. You can listen to the podcast and view the lecture slides, here. About the lecture People have been displaced throughout history and across all geographies, and yet attention... Continue Reading →

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 →

Exploring refugees’ conceptualisations of Southern-led humanitarianism

How do refugees themselves experience and conceptualise Southern-led responses developed ‘on their behalf’? Building on her research in Lebanon, Cuba and Algeria vis-a-vis Palestinian and Sahrawi refugees’ participation in a Cuban scholarship programme established in the 1960s, this question has long been at the core of Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh’s work, and continues to be central... Continue Reading →

Queering South-South Cooperation and Humanitarianism

In this podcast, Dr Emma Mawdsley discusses how to move away from an imperialist politics of international development by questioning western-derived approaches to theory and practice. In her ground-breaking talk, Mawdsley proposes the metaphoric idea of 'queering' South-South cooperation and humanitarianism, which are generally thought of and designed as frameworks that are penetrated by the... Continue Reading →

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