All of the titles below link to thematic research sections addressing colonization. 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.).
Forgetting Humanitarian Aid: Mutual Aid for and by Refugees
This section uses concepts of mutual aid to complicate traditional humanitarian aid structures in and around refugee communities while prompting readers to design and advance mutual aid networks themselves.
The Marketing of Refugees: Humanitarian Photography and the Politics of Donation
This section investigates humanitarian photography and its use in donation campaigns frequently used by large international aid organizations and NGOs.
Environmental Displacement of Indigenous People: A Glimpse into Anishinaabe Resistance to Colonial Exploitation
This section aims to provide tools and resources for teaching high school students about the environmental displacement of Indigenous people in North America due to colonization. Rather than attempting to generalize the experiences of the many tribes who have been forced to leave their land or are currently fighting against displacement, this section will focus on the Anishinaabeg Nations and the threats that they currently face.
Forcing Diasporas (A Teaching Tool)
This section aims to introduce the concept of a diaspora to students in a way that is accessible yet hints at the multifaceted and at times complicated meanings of the word. It encourages students to make the connection between the creation of diasporas and many forms of forced migration and then be able to apply this understanding to the displacement and persecution of the Sahrawi people residing in Western Sahara, Algeria, and Spain.