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About the speaker

Emilie Lund Mortensen is a PhD student at the Department of Anthropology in Aarhus, Denmark. Emilie was granted a 4-year scholarship from the Graduate School of Arts and begun her studies in September 2016. However, Emilie has been working on her current research project during the course of her MA studies. In the spring of 2016 Emilie undertook 4 month of fieldwork among Syrian refugee youth in Amman. Emilie's PhD project Building Better Futures focuses on the centrality of ethics in human life through ethnographic exploration of struggles among Syrian refugee youth to reconstitute themselves and their lives as good in the face of war and displacement. It aims at understanding, how the experience of war affects the ethical striving of the youth and further, how they figure the future, transform themselves, and respond to a new situation with different potentialities in Amman. The project critically engages in anthropological theory on refugee youth, ethics and moral becoming, which together brings a new perspective on the becoming of male youth in warscapes and the orientational effects generated by long-term conflict.

Contact

For any enquiries about this event, please contact Susanna Power at vfp@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture

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Forthcoming events

Displacement and Documentary Film: A Conversation with Marc Isaacs | Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture 2024

Wednesday, 22 May 2024, 5pm to 6.30pm @ Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College, 56 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HS

Book launch: The Politics of Crisis-Making: Forced Displacement and Cultures of Assistance in Lebanon

Wednesday, 29 May 2024, 5pm to 6pm @ Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Skilled worker visas for refugees – a qualitative evaluation of the UK’s Displaced Talent Mobility Pilot

Wednesday, 05 June 2024, 5pm to 6pm @ Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

A celebration of the life of David Turton

Saturday, 20 July 2024, 2pm to 3pm @ The Crypt Cafe, St Peters Church, Northchurch Terrace, London N1 4DA