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

Food and Migration: Community, Diaspora, Politics

Food is a means for understanding others and their experiences. With this in mind, this section demonstrates the vital link between food and community, identity, the migration process, and political debate.

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.

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.

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.