We are delighted that Refugee Hosts’ writer-in-residence, Yousif M. Qasmiyeh, took part in the UCL Institute of Advance Studies virtual festival, Alternative Epistemologies.

The event combined readings by Yousif M. Qasmiyeh from his award winning book, ‘Writing the Camp‘ and reflections on Baddawi Camp, one of Refugee Hosts field sites, through conversation with Refugee Hosts’ PI, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Dr Seth Ansizka, the Mohamed S. Farsi-Polonsky Associate Professor of Jewish-Muslim Relations at UCL.

The event was on-line and free and took place on the 6th May 2021. You can watch a recording of the event here.

This talk forms part of the IAS fifth anniversary festival on the theme of ‘Alternative Epistemologies’.

The title of Yousif M. Qasmiyeh’s collection of poetry, “Writing the Camp,” is also the title of the theoretical framework and writing project that Yousif has developed as part of his role as writer-in-residence for the Refugee Hosts project. To learn more about Yousif’s work on the Refugee Hosts project, you can access his poetry and translations through our Creative Archive and our Writing and Poetry series. You can also listen to Yousif reading his poetry here.

Featured image: ‘Writing the Camp’ cover (c) Broken Sleep Books

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