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Every Campus A Refuge

A Small College’s Engagement with Refugee Resettlement

Diya Abdo and Krista Craven

In September 2015, witnessing the escalating numbers of Syrian refugees fleeing and perishing in search of a safe haven in Europe, Pope Francis called on every European parish to host a refugee family. While his call embodies the concept of

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Ocean, Motion, Emotion

Mobilities and Mobilizations in the Pacific

Matt Matsuda

waters of the Hawaiians, Maori, or peoples of Kiribati. The Pacific is given meaning by routes of transit, wind corridors, circuits of traders and political activists, refugees and voyagers, and settlements. These meeting places are translocal , not

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Lessons from Refugees

Research Ethics in the Context of Resettlement in South America

Marcia Vera Espinoza

From 2012 to 2015 I conducted research exploring the experiences of resettlement of a group of Colombian and Palestinian refugees in Chile and Brazil ( Vera Espinoza 2015 , 2017 , 2018a , 2018b ). The research methodology used a qualitatively

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Expat, Local, and Refugee

“Studying Up” the Global Division of Labor and Mobility in the Humanitarian Industry in Jordan

Reem Farah

Introduction Since 2012, over a million Syrians have fled to Jordan, 671,551 of whom are registered refugees ( UNOCHA 2019 ). Due to economic instability and rising unemployment in the country, the incoming demographic was scapegoated for

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‘Refugees Are Welcome Here!’

How Public Opinion Got Ahead of Government in Summer 2015 and Stayed There

Maurice Wren

For those working at the coalface of the refugee and asylum system – whether supporting families, adults or separated children as they seek protection, or pressing the government for more asylum system reform, or trying to inform and influence the

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“It’s Being, Not Doing”

Hospitality and Hostility between Local Faith Actors and International Humanitarian Organizations in Refugee Response

Olivia J. Wilkinson

“as local as possible, as international as necessary” ( UNSG 2016 ). Yet local actors have always been at the forefront of humanitarian efforts for refugees, from immediate assistance to long-term integration, and have shown sustained hospitality

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Laborers, Migrants, Refugees

Managing Belonging, Bodies, and Mobility in (Post)Colonial Kenya and Tanzania

Hanno Brankamp and Patricia Daley

neighboring countries, in particular Kenya and Tanzania. By 2000, Tanzania was hosting around 702,000 refugees and asylum seekers, while Kenya was home to over 219,000 ( UNHCR 2004 ). Since then, Kenya's refugee population has soared to 490,000, while 337

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Staying out of Place

The Being and Becoming of Burundian Refugees in the Camp and the City

Simon Turner

Taking my point of departure in an ethnographic exploration of Burundian refugees in camps in Tanzania as well as living clandestinely in Nairobi, I argue in this article that displacement is not only a disruption into people’s lives but can also be

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“I Don't Want to Claim America”

African Refugee Girls and Discourses of Othering

Laura Boutwell

In this article I draw from the Imani Nailah Project, a participatory action research initiative with a group of African refugee girls living in the US. I examine a particular fusion of racialized, gendered, and nationalized narratives that discursively construct the refugee girl. I interrogate this discursively produced refugee girl construct and highlight how actual refugee girls interact with this discourse with a focus on resistance strategies and emergent counter narratives of citizenship. Throughout the article, I use italics when I am referring to the refugee girl construct in order to maintain a central focus on interrogating a sociopolitical discourse—the refugee girl—as a construct distinct from actual refugee girls. My central aim is to highlight spaces and moments when actual refugee girls are in conversation with this imposed refugee girl discourse.

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Experiencing In-betweenness

Literary Spatialities

Tahmineh Hooshyar Emami

aims to investigate unconventional ways in which in-between cities defy the norms of planning and redefine the notion of temporality or historicity. Governments often concoct temporary solutions to permanent problems. This is the case with refugee