Dr Naohiko Omata has a new article in the Journal of Human Rights Practice focusing on the phenomena of over-researched and under-researched refugee groups. Dr Omata draws on his fieldwork experience in East Africa to shed light on these emerging phenomena. He has increasingly encountered ‘research fatigue’ amongst certain groups of refugees who have undergone frequent studies by numerous researchers. Conversely, he has also noticed disappointment and frustration from other groups of refugees who feel that they remain ‘under-studied’ despite their challenges and vulnerabilities. The article investigates the underlying causes behind the emergence of these phenomena, the consequences, and discusses what, if anything, can be done to mitigate or improve the current situation.
Naohiko Omata explores the phenomena of over-researched and under-researched refugee groups
14 January 2021