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

Migration Through Metaphors

This section uses literary metaphors to approach migration studies through a series of guided discussion questions and prompts. 

On Forced Migration, International Policy, and Existing Outside of the Law

This section aims to interrogate the problematic nature of current international migration laws and to understand (but not justify) the seeming ‘need’ to exclude certain individuals by looking at Giorgio Agamben’s theories of homo sacer and the state of exception.

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.