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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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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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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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Framing the “Refugee Hunter”

Gender and Nationalist Perspectives on Border Vigilance in Bulgaria

Kristina Ilieva

Interviewer: You had an interesting anniversary on 14 February. Dinko Valev: Yes, it is the anniversary of when I became famous. On 14 February [2015], I encountered refugees near the border village of Yabalkovo while exercising with my ATV

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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

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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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“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