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Karen Culcasi: Displacing Territory and Challenging the International Refugee Regime: Syrian & Palestinian Refugees in Jordan
Feb 28, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Please join our Muslim Milwaukee Project Collaboratory in welcoming Karen Culcasi (West Virginia University) to campus for a special talk on “Displacing Territory and Challenging the International Refugee Regime: Syrian & Palestinian Refugees in Jordan.”
The vastly different responses to the global refugee crisis, and the continuation of this crisis of displacement, indicate that we are witnessing not only a global humanitarian crisis, but also a challenge to the territorial, state-centric international refugee regime. Drawing from interviews and fieldwork conducted with Palestinian and Syrian refugees in Jordan, Culcasi offers a nuanced approach on how different forms and scales of territory intersect with both policies and the everyday lives of refugees. Her work aims to foster new perspectives on the refugee crisis and the state-territorial nexus, while also humanizing displaced people.
This event is cosponsored by C21’s Muslim Milwaukee Project Collaboratory, Geography, Global Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies.