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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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Activism, Art, Refugees

On Refugee Re/Enactments

July 30, 2018

By Lucy Burns, Tiffany Lytle, and Jolie Chea

In the fall of 2017, we, along with Thu-huong Nguyen-vo, began Refugee Re/Enactments, a series of activities that remembers and revives the history of social and political engagement at UCLA. Inspired by award-winning writer Toni Morrison’s concept of “rememory,” Refugee Re/Enactments grapples with the persistence of war memories through the performance of oppositional acts.

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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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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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