The Intersectionality and Diversity working group examines how various refugee groups encounter global refugee policy, and analyzes power relations across axes of difference such as gender, race, class, age, nationality and sexual orientation. Building on a long tradition in refugee studies of understanding the bureaucratic implications of labels and categories, such as the fraught ‘global South/global North’ binary (Zetter 1991; Crawley and Skleparis 2017), this working group also explores how politics, policy, and practices condition the refugee-migrant experience, and how they are social constructions embedded in power relations (Hancock 2013; Behrman 2016). An intersectional approach allows for more critical understandings of human displacement and a focus on the categories that can both empower and disempower individual refugee-migrants (Clark-Kazak 2014; Crenshaw 1991; Hancock 2013).
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Dina Taha’s doctoral work examining the diversity of refugee experiences, and involvement with LERRN
Dina Taha’s work has taken her from Egypt to Canada and back again on a journey of research and discovery about the lives and survival strategies of Syrian refugee women. During her doctoral work, she returned to Egypt and conducted an intensive series of interviews with Syrian refugee women who had escaped the conflict...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Intersectionality and Other Critical Approaches in Refugee Research: An Annotated Bibliography
DINA TAHA PhD Candidate, York University Read here: Intersectionality and Other Critical Approaches in Refugee Research Executive summary: This literature review highlights migration and refugee research engaged with intersectionality as a critical framework that challenges homogenizing experiences and categories in the global refugee context....