All of the titles below link to thematic research sections addressing belonging. 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.). 

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Forced Migration?

What is visible about forced migration and those who experience it is not always the full picture. This section uses a transnational collection of books, articles, and films – some produced by people who’ve experienced displacement themselves – to present a more nuanced image of displacement.

Finding Voice Through Theater: Forced Migration and Self-Expression

This section highlights the uses of theater around the world to showcase the work of refugees post and present who successfully cross the distance between “us” and “them,” building mutual understanding through self-expression.

Free Movement and Belonging in Europe: The Situation of the Romani Peoples

The Roma illustrate perfectly that for many Europeans, there is the perception that there are no minorities in Europe, only “migrants.” This section attempts to reverse that assumption and to put into question the ways in which Europeans are implicitly thought of as White, while “race” is often presented as a non-issue in Europe. 

What Makes a Place a Home? Protracted Refugee Situations and Refugee Camp Design

What makes a place a home? This section encourages students to question narratives portraying refugeehood as temporary and consider who is leading refugee camp design – and to what end.

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.