Click on presenters’ names for biographies and abstracts.

  • Natalie Eppelsheimer: “Questions of Belonging: Victims of Nazi-persecution in Colonial Kenya”
  • Jia Feng: “A Parallel Society in the Making? A case study of the migrant recycling enclaves in Beijing”
  • Veronica Ferreri: “An Uncertain Return: Violence, documents, and legal death in the Syrian displacement in Lebanon”
  • Kaitlin Fertaly: “ ‘I Can’t Stay Here Anymore’: Cruel optimism and generational practices of endurance in post-Soviet Armenia”
  • Jennifer Hyndman: “Re-imagining Migration in the Wake of ‘Crisis,’ Global Compacts, and Exclusion”
  • Sumayya Kassamali: “Black Beirut: Migration, intimacy, exile”
  • Andreas Kossert: “Uprootedness: Refugee narratives and the question of belonging”
  • Natalie Kouri-Towe: “Kinship and ‘the Refugee Crisis’: Interrogating the racial and sexual discourses of family in Canadian refugee sponsorship”
  • Hilda Lloréns: “Re-conceptualizing Puerto Rican Migration: From voluntary to economic and climate migrants”
  • Emily Mitchell-Eaton: “When Trauma Follows: Toward a critical feminist methodology of migration, trauma, and empire”
  • Orhon Myadar: “Mobility and Displacement: A comparative analysis of refugees in Tucson and nomads in Mongolia
  • Hanson Nyantakyi-Frimpong: New Insecurities: The political ecology of climate migrants, belonging, and adaptation to multiple stressors in Ghana”
  • J. Santiago Palacios Ontalva: “Forced Migration by War and Colonialization in Medieval Spain: Between al-Andalus and the feudal world”
  • Farhana Rahman: “ ‘I Had No Will to Live’: Rohingya refugee women negotiating gender, identity, and belonging”
  • Shawna Shapiro: “The Role of Discourse in Educational Policies for Refugee-background Students


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