Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh: Mi nombre es Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh y soy la investigadora principal del proyecto de investigación Southern Responses to Displacement que organiza este evento juntamente con el Instituto de Estudios Avanzados de la UCL. Esta Mesa Redonda forma parte de las conversaciones en curso sobre el futuro del humanitarismo y la investigación relacionada con las... Continue Reading →
Critical Reflections on ‘Decolonising’ Humanitarianism and Refugee-Related Research – Roundtable Event
On the 4th of July 2022 the Southern Responses to Displacement project hosted a roundtable discussion on ‘Critical reflections on ‘Decolonising’ Humanitarianism and Refugee-Related Research.’ Speakers at the event drew on a range of historical, geographical and epistemological perspectives to collectively explore the future of humanitarian practice and research, including how to go beyond the... Continue Reading →
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 →
Educating the host: It’s not just refugees who need ‘integration’ programmes
'Teaching local hosts the experience of war and forced displacement would help to publicly challenge hate speech and inform compassion,' argue Southern Responses to Displacement's researchers, Dr Estella Carpi, Amal Shaiah Istanbouli and Sara Al Helali. Drawing on research conducted during Southern Responses to Displacement's fieldwork in Turkey, this blog notes the lack of a... Continue Reading →