RSC 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.
Convener: Dr Evan Easton-Calabria
Time and location
Seminars take place on Wednesdays from 5.00-6.00pm UK time on Zoom, except for the Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture on 12 May which will take place at 3:00-4:30pm, and the seminar on 19 May which will take place at 1.00-2.00pm UK.
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Trinity term seminars
5 May, 5:00-6:00pm
Dr Mayssoun Sukarieh (Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies, King’s College London)
12 May, 3:00-4:30pm
Professor Heath Cabot (Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh)
19 May, 1:00-2:00pm
Dr Kate Pincock (Overseas Development Institute) and William Bakunzi (Independent researcher)
26 May, 5:00-6:00pm
Dr Kristina Roepstorff (IFHV, Ruhr University Bochum)
2 June, 5:00-6:00pm
Professor Giorgia Donà (Centre for Migration, Refugees and Belonging, University of East London)
9 June, 5:00-6:00pm
Yahya Alaous (Founder, Zusammenwachsen NGO; Journalist, Die Suddeutsche Zeitung)
16 June, 1:00-2:00pm
Dr Michelle Lokot and Dr Caitlin Wake (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), and Gang Karume (Rebuild Hope for Africa)