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Reflecting on Crisis

Ethics of Dis/Engagement in Migration Research

Ioanna Manoussaki-Adamopoulou, Natalie Sedacca, Rachel Benchekroun, Andrew Knight, and Andrea Cortés Saavedra

conversations on essential academic transformations. “Positioning” Ourselves Conducting our doctoral research in the field of migration, we have witnessed closely how the present health crisis has exacerbated this already complex field. As researchers

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Paul FitzPatrick

think of “World Heritage Sites,” the first image that comes to my mind is the cluster of locations on Orkney, including Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar, Maeshowe, and the Standing Stones of Stenness, that bear witness to a sophisticated neolithic culture

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Welcoming Acts

Temporality and Affect among Volunteer Humanitarians in the UK and USA

Rachel Humphris and Kristin Elizabeth Yarris

volunteers participated in direct actions of solidarity with asylum seekers at the US–Mexico border, while some Yorkshire volunteers traveled to Calais to witness conditions for refugees encamped there; other Oregon volunteers traveled to immigrant detention

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Ben Page, Olga R. Gulina, Doğuş Şimşek, Caress Schenk, and Vidya Venkat

status of refugees as witnesses. Sam Durrant's chapter questions cosmopolitanism and argues that “the proper role of cosmopolitan aesthetics is not simply to solicit sympathy for the plight of refugee” (609). Overall, these thought

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Photography as Archive

The Self and Other in Isolation: An Interview with Saiful Huq Omi, followed by The Human that Is Lacking: A response to Saiful Huq Omi's photograph

Yousif M. Qasmiyeh and Saiful Huq Omi

your photographs, in particular those capturing the Rohingya refugees and their communities in still and in motion, has pushed me to want to know what kind of discussions or introductions you have as a photographer and as a witness with people who are

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Representing Sanctuary

On Flatness and Aki Kaurismäki's Le Havre

Vinh Nguyen

's 1992 film La Vie de Bohème , the same character played by the same actor (André Wilms) witnesses his friend—an artist from Albania living in France without a visa—being deported from Paris. In that film, Marx curiously refrains from taking any action

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Dirty Work, Dangerous Others

The Politics of Outsourced Immigration Enforcement in Mexico

Wendy Vogt

dynamic between Mexico and the US (e.g., Sorrentino 2015 ). Human rights activists in southern Mexico regularly call out the Mexican government for doing the “dirty work” of the United States as they witness firsthand the violent effects of securitization

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Stephanie J. Silverman

. “ Seeking Equity: Disrupting a History of Exclusionary Immigration Frameworks .” Canadian Ethnic Studies 49 : 7 – 26 . 10.1353/ces.2017.0019 Fleay , Caroline , and Linda Briskman . 2013 . “ Hidden Men: Bearing Witness to Mandatory Detention in

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Decolonial Approaches to Refugee Migration

Nof Nasser-Eddin and Nour Abu-Assab in Conversation

Nof Nasser-Eddin and Nour Abu-Assab

oppression? In one way or another, it makes you feel that the whole world needs a reset. No? Nof Yes, and if we look at what's happening in the world now, what we're witnessing in Lebanon, Ecuador, Chile, Palestine, people are protesting, people are

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Michael Blake

willing to come forward as witnesses or as complainants, the task of responding to crime is made that much more difficult. We can, I think, supplement these reasons with some considerations of how the city and the country are morally distinct. The city