In the heartland of Northeastern Nigeria, a violent conflict rages on. This strife, a clash between the Nigerian government and the insurgent group Boko Haram, has wreaked untold havoc and instigated displacement of over 2.2 million people in the region, wrenching families from their homes and fracturing communities. As part of their brutal conflict, Boko […]
Researching ourselves: (Non)emotional thoughts on what it means to be a Ukrainian scholar fleeing the war.
“Have you ever written a statement of motivation for a job application in a bomb shelter?” – asked a colleague of mine from Kyiv, who is now hosted by Free University of Berlin. These are just some of the questions we, Ukrainian scholars fleeing the war, have found ourselves asking over the past year. At […]
There has long been a public debate about how Palestinian refugees handle the tension between their integration in Jordan and their commitment to the Palestinian national predicament. In Jordan, there is a widely-held collective opinion that camp dwellers nurture anti-government sentiments. Local authorities, in particular, describe camp dwellers – male adolescents and young men especially […]