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Community, History, Refugees

Learning About Migrants and Refugees in Rural Iowa Through Course-Embedded Fieldwork

October 23, 2018

By Sharon M. Quinsaat

In spring 2018, I taught a sociology course entitled “Migrants, Refugees, and Diasporas” at a private liberal arts college in central Iowa, Grinnell College. The course offered an introduction to the study of migration from a global and transnational perspective.

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Community, History, Militarism and Policing, Refugees

Immigrants, Refugees, and American Family Values: A Historical Reckoning  

July 16, 2018

By Anita Casavantes Bradford

In April 2018, the US Department of Justice authorized Immigration and Custom Enforcement officers to file immediate criminal proceedings against any person apprehended while attempting an unauthorized entry into the U.S.—regardless of their reasons for seeking entry—and their subsequent separation from any minor children that accompanied them. As I write, several thousand children between the ages of 5 and 17 are still awaiting court-mandated reunion with their families before the end of July.

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Community, History, Militarism and Policing

Waiting: Life under Israel-Occupied Palestine

March 15, 2018

By R.T.

In this essay, R.T. shares personal stories and experiences that represent their understanding of the direct consequences that the U.S. support of Israel had had on them, their family, and the Palestinian people.

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History, Refugees, Trauma

The Hidden Scars All Refugees Carry

September 12, 2016

By Viet Thanh Nguyen

*The following op-ed by Viet Thanh Nguyen was originally published by The New York Times.  

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