The international refugee regime and postcolonial sovereignty: Algeria, refugees and the UNHCR, 1954-63
Dr Malika Rahal (Institut d’histoire du temps présent) and Dr Benjamin Thomas White (Glasgow University)
Public Seminar Series
Wednesday, 03 February 2021, 5pm to 6pm
Hosted by Refugee Studies Centre
Public Seminar Series, Hilary term 2021
Refugee Histories in the Global South
How does forced migration look different if we examine it through a historical perspective? How have refugees been historical actors, as well as victims? This series examines a range of topics that illuminate these questions, by examining the historical entanglements between migration, im/mobility, colonialism, race, and borders.
Series convener: Dr Anne Irfan, Departmental Lecturer in Forced Migration
About the speakers
Malika Rahal is a historian at the Institut d’histoire du temps présent, in Paris (France). She is in charge of the Institute’s scientific project. A historian of the contemporary Maghrib, she focuses on present time history of Algeria in the 20th century and is currently writing a popular history of the country’s Independence.
Further information: https://www.ihtp.cnrs.fr/users/malika-rahal
Benjamin Thomas White teaches history at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where he is also a member of the Glasgow Refugee, Asylum, and Migration Network. A Middle East historian by background, he now teaches refugee history more broadly and is researching the global history of the refugee camp.
Further information: https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/staff/benjaminthomaswhite/
This seminar will be held via Zoom. Register online here
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