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Brexitannia: The Faces and Voices of Brexit

Maximilian C. Forte , May 24th, 2019

First shown at London’s East End Festival in June of 2017, Brexitannia was the very first documentary about Brexit. It is a striking and deeply pensive film, in…


Queer Zones: Refugees from Africa and Interactions with Canada’s Borderlands by Notisha Massaquoi

Notisha Massaquoi , April 12th, 2019

On June 28, 2009, a group of queer Africans took to the streets of Toronto. In what is one of the largest and longest-running Pride parades in North…


Offshoring Responsibility for Asylum-Seekers

Isabella Alexander , April 11th, 2019

After fleeing persecution in his home country in 2013, Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani boarded a boat with more than 60 other asylum-seekers that would be intercepted by the…


Interrogating Queer Identity: The Use of Art as Resistance and Stories from the Margins

cgill4488 , March 6th, 2019

by Colin Gill In this moment in history we are witnessing several ultra-right movements across the globe. The most recent example of this is the election of president…

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Thinking about Yangon: Normalcy or Conflict?

What Makes a Refugee Vulnerable?

Fred Nyongesa Ikanda , December 12th, 2018

A Somali father and his daughter waited to register at the Dagahaley refugee camp in Kenya in 2011, when drought and discord forced some 130,000 people to flee…


Facilitating community integration one bat at a time

Elisa Sandri , October 11th, 2018

By Elisa Sandri The Brighton Table Tennis Club (BTTC) is a table tennis club located in the area of Kemptown (Brighton). It was founded in 2007, aiming to…

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‘Inclusive WASH’ – Contested assumptions about bodies and personhood in a Ugandan refugee settlement

Maria-Theres Schuler , September 18th, 2018

As I skimmed through the first pages of the shiny brochure of the ‘Inclusive WASH’ project, I suddenly recognized some of the people that the leaflet depicted in…


Australia’s Values-Based Asylum Activism

Alexandra Frankel , August 28th, 2018

This article is part of the Maintaining Refuge series. Part one of the series can be found on AnthroSource. Activist appeals to moral and national ideals hold lessons…

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Dehumanisation and Contested Spaces: Rethinking #Displacement from Refugees to Homelessness

Georgina Ramsay , August 23rd, 2018

Dehumanisation is at the core of displacement: it requires that a group of people—because of race, class, migration status, or other factors—have lesser access to the resources, the…


Calais: Eighteen Months On

Elisa Sandri , June 18th, 2018

by Elisa Sandri Calais has frequently made the headlines in the last two decades. The history of this border as a focal point for migration dates back to…

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A City Called Gaza

William M. Cotter , June 5th, 2018

When the aging stretch taxi made its way out of the parking lot of the Rafah Terminal in the southern Gaza Strip I remember being struck b…


Protected: Irish Writers, Anthropologically Speaking: An Interview with Helena Wulff

Colonialism’s Orchestrated Disasters in Puerto Rico

Margaret Dorsey , November 27th, 2017

“María, María, perdí la esperanza, María, María, perdí la esperanza.” I am reminded of these lyrics from the bomba group, Yuba Iré, when I see the pictures and…

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Volunteers and refugees in South Korea

standplaatswereld , November 21st, 2017

by Maaike van Nus

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Adopt a Canadian: A short story

Alexandru Balasescu , November 17th, 2017

I wrote this fiction in January 2017, following a series of events on international politics. I felt the need to an alternative-to-anthropology modality of thinking about, and expression…



guestanthropologist , September 18th, 2017

By Elisa Sandri In late August, alarming reports and harrowing images started to surface from Myanmar. It soon became clear that Rohingya people—a Muslim minority living in a…

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Remembering the Mexican Revolution with Aunt Julia

Matt Thompson , September 16th, 2017

Growing up in Austin, Texas, Diez y Seis — Mexican Independence Day — always seemed to hold an official, albeit minor, status in the state capitol. This was…

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Remembering the Mexican Revolution with Aunt Julia

Matt Thompson , September 16th, 2017

Growing up in Austin, Texas, Diez y Seis — Mexican Independence Day — always seemed to hold an official, albeit minor, status in the state capitol. This was…

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Trump’s Wall and the Dictator Aesthetic

Margaret Dorsey , August 4th, 2017

Well, look, we’re going to have a border. It’s going to be a real border, and we’re going to build a wall and it’s going to be a…

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Only looking forward?

standplaatswereld , July 16th, 2017

“In front of the office of the NGO stood a traditional ‘hanok’ house which caved in just a few days before I took this picture.” By Maaike van…

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Interview: Is Berlin done with walls? #MMTW

Susan Ossman , June 22nd, 2017

The Moving Matters Traveling Workshop (MMTW) evolves by “settling” into one site after another. In each location, the workshop works with a local institution. For this month’s exhibition…


Introduction to “Maintaining Refuge”

Alexandra Frankel , June 16th, 2017

This introduction is part of the Maintaining Refuge series. The last few years have witnessed a rising tide of concern about a rising tide of refugees and migrants. As…

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Ethnic Refuge

Alexandra Frankel , June 16th, 2017

South Sudanese refugees reshape institutional and social spaces into “ethnic refuges” that resist assimilation and promote community well-being. This article is part of the Maintaining Refuge series. …

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