Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh discusses Refugee Hosts research on BBC Radio 3

At 10pm, on the 18th of June 2020, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh discusses Refugee Hosts on BBC Radio 3. The programme marks Refugee Week 2020 and highlights Refugee Hosts’ interdisciplinary approach to understanding local experiences of and responses to displacement, which is also featured in the Imperial War Museum London exhibition ‘Refugee: Forced to Flee.’ To…

Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh discusses COVID-19 and poverty on Channel 4 News

Refugee Hosts PI Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, on Channel 4 News, discusses how Covid-19 is impacting people living in poverty around the world. Prof. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh highlights the diversity of national and international responses, including by Low and Middle Income Countries. She argues for global solutions based on principles of solidarity to address the global pandemic in…

Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh – Inaugural Lecture: Refuge in a Moving World: beyond hospitality and hostility

Refugee Hosts PI, Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, delivered her Inaugural Lecture: Refuge in a Moving World: beyond hospitality and hostility on the 10th of December 2019. You can listen to the podcast and view the lecture slides, here. About the lecture People have been displaced throughout history and across all geographies, and yet attention to displacement…

Welcome and Introduction by Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

These remarks were delivered by Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh at the opening of the Refugee Hosts International Conference – Without Exception: The Politics and Poetics of Local Responses to Displacement on the 24th and 25th October 2019. You can access the power point to Elena’s opening remarks here:  Opening Remarks You can view the live stream…

Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh to give Keynote Address at UCL and British Museum in Africa and the Middle East Event, 25 May 2018

On 25 May 2018, Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Refugee Hosts PI, will deliver a keynote address at an event exploring new research in the Middle East and Africa, convened by UCL and the British Museum. The one-day event will bring together researchers from UCL and the British Museum to consider future directions in African and Middle…

Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh invited speaker at 2017 UNHCR High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges, Geneva

On Tuesday 12 December, Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh was invited to present insights from her research at the UNHCR High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges. As one of four panelists discussing ‘Reception and Admission’, she spoke alongside H.E. Ambassador Mr. Boudjemâa Delm (Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Algeria to the United Nations), H.E. Ambassador Antje Leendertse (Ambassador…

Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh gives Keynote Address at ODI Disasters Research Conference

On 14 September, Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Refugee Hosts PI, was invited to deliver the keynote address at the recent ODI Disasters Conference, which celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the renowned Disasters journal. Her keynote (which you can listen to/see by clicking above) addressed key approaches and lenses that have enhanced our understanding in contemporary Disasters…

Yousif M. Qasmiyeh, ‘in conversation’ at the ‘Alternative Epistemologies’ virtual festival

We are delighted that Refugee Hosts’ writer-in-residence, Yousif M. Qasmiyeh, will be taking part in the UCL Institute of Advance Studies virtual festival, Alternative Epistemologies. The event will combine 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…

Critical approaches to research

Throughout our interdisciplinary research project, we have explored the politics of knowledge production, our own positionality and what it means to work collaboratively with academics, local communities and practitioners in ethical and sustainable ways. In particular, these reflections form a key theme for the project itself, producing insights into the methodological challenges and politics of…