The rise of the refugee research industry: some reflections
Dr Mayssoun Sukarieh (King’s College London)
Public Seminar Series
Wednesday, 05 May 2021, 5pm to 6pm
Hosted by Refugee Studies Centre
Public Seminar Series, Trinity term 2021
‘Localising’ Refugee Research and Practice
This public seminar series aims to examine research on refugees and forced migration within the broader localisation agenda, as well as methodological attempts to ‘localise’ refugee research through co-creating and co-conducting research with refugees and local hosts. Through a blend of practically-, methodologically-, and theoretically-focused seminars, this series aims to present current research designs and methodologies involving refugee and local researchers, and the challenges and opportunities that lie therein, as well as theoretical work reflecting on issues of ethics and power. Concomitant with these discussions will be ongoing examinations of the relationship between advocacy and scholarship, and the extent to which both can and should be met together.
Series convener: Dr Evan Easton-Calabria, Senior Research Officer
About the seminar
This talk will shed light on the rise of what we call the refugee research industry in the past few decades. It will consider some ethical and political questions surrounding this industry, the political economy of intellectual labour asking questions of who is doing the work, and what are consequences of this on knowledge production as well as labour relations.
This seminar will be held via Zoom. Register online here.
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