Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

In March 2022, I gave a keynote address at the PhD Symposium on Fragile Selves at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The focus of my talk was to examine the extraordinary efforts of Circassian forced migrants to maintain their culture, their language, and their traditions, during their involuntary migration to new lands. Although I did not use the term ‘fragile’, what I was examining was indeed a delicate balancing act to identify and maintain what many regarded as special and evocative of their native land and culture.

More information


Journal article


Venice University Press

Publication Date