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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

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Intersectional Barriers Faced by Urban Somali Refugee Girls in Uganda

Manya Kagan and Winnie Nakatudde

Introduction Uganda is globally recognized for its progressive open-door integration policy towards refugees, hosting over 900,000 refugee children from neighboring countries, some of whom live in cities and attend school alongside Ugandan

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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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Adolescent Girls with Disabilities in Humanitarian Settings

“I Am Not ‘Worthless’—I Am a Girl with a Lot to Share and Offer”

Emma Pearce, Kathryn Paik, and Omar J. Robles

countries as internally displaced people, or flee across borders as refugees and asylum seekers. Across these populations, there may be as many as 7.2 million adolescent girls. 1 Adolescence (10 to 19 years) is a critical period in the development of girls

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Working against and with the State

From Sanctuary to Resettlement

Audrey Macklin

The state governs citizens; it rules noncitizens. Both are subject to state power, but not in the same way. For this and many other reasons, citizens encounter refugees (and refugee claimants) on a terrain of inequality. This inequality inevitably

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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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“A Refugee Pastor in a Refugee Church”

Refugee-Refugee Hosting in a Faith-Based Context

Karen Lauterbach

a thick, red curtain. During our conversation, Pastor Justin talked about himself as “a refugee pastor in a church of refugees,” referring to the difficulty of establishing and expanding a church when both pastors and members are refugees. Moreover

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Gendered Power Struggles beyond the Male-Female Dichotomy

Syrian Mothers-in-Law Exercising Power within Patriarchal Structures

Michelle Lokot

(Meriwether 1999: 111; Zbeidy 2020: 145 ), as I have also found in my own research among Syrian refugees ( Lokot 2019 ). Within kinship structures, women may exercise power ‘beyond the dichotomy of victimization/acceptance’, which flattens how women ‘accept

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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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Springing Amir

Stephanie J. Silverman

). His individual “pains” stand in for the larger injustices of over-incarceration of racialized young men ( Longazel et al. 2016 ). In particular, Amir was caught up in the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act (2013), an Immigration and Refugee