All of the titles below link to thematic research sections addressing art. Each section will open as a PDF and contains a written introduction with approximately 8-12 open-access and multi-media resources (books, articles, videos, podcasts, etc.). 

Rethinking the Value of Art Therapy

This section explores the significance of art therapies in addressing the mental health of forced migrants around the world.

Bearing Witness: Stories of Migration Through Art

In December 2020, the Selective Bibliography of Forced Migration hosted a virtual community conversation centered around art and migration — from textile cloths to theater performances — with a focus on what it means to bear witness to such moments in individual stories of migration. This section includes the sources viewed at the event, additional contextual resources, and discussion questions.

US-Mexico Borderlands, Identity, and Community Engagement

This section aims to facilitate conversations about living in and conceptualizing the borderlands by highlighting the voices of those who consider the US-Mexico borderlands home.

Loving Minds and Caring Hands: Displaced People Building Compassionate Communities During COVID-19

This section explores the ways that refugees and asylum seekers have shown resilience and extended compassion to their communities and newfound homes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visual Storytelling: A Teaching Guide to Children’s and Young Teens’ Graphic Novels

This section presents a collection of children’s and young teens’ graphic novels on stories of forced migration from all around the world along with supplementary sources that educators and adults can utilize to teach each graphic novel. 

Human Migration in Film

This list is a collection of movies and films of forced human migration, including films of different genres, budgets, and agendas.