By Kirstin Herbst
Scholars in the field of international politics often point to climate change as an example of a problem more efficiently solved by delegating authority to international institutions.
By Johanna Hvalić
Women’s agency in British imperialism has often been neglected in the writing of history. Their experience, roles, and identities are often dominated by male perspectives, resulting in stereotypical representation as eroticized indigenous women and white “Memsahibs” following their husbands.
By Dominik Schmidt
Greta Thunberg’s Skolstreik för klimatet in front of the Swedish parliament in August 2018 inspired people around the whole world. Thunberg became the most prominent face of the global climate movement and has been successful in establishing climate change as an essential topic on the public agenda.
By Noah Coburn, Elbunit Kqiku, and Sitashma Parajuli
Landmine clearance is often approached as a technical problem: how do you remove a mine from the ground? Yet, landmines transform time, space, and people, as well as demonstrating much about life in the post-colonial, particularly the ways in which conflict uproots individuals and communities and reshapes their movement and sense of place, through both the presence of landmines and the act of landmine clearance.
By Soumya Rachel Shailendra, Sitashma Parajuli, and Ioanna Katsara
Since the onset of the virus, scholars and engaged publics have heatedly debated how the emergency measures adopted by governments across the globe—“shelter in place” orders, mask requirements, expanded welfare provisions, mandates for companies to produce more PPE, etc. —will impact the rights of citizenship and the machinations of democracy.
By Valeria Sibrian and Sarah Lore
When we took the course, “In Translation: Lives, Text, Cities,” at Bennington College in Fall 2017, we were presented with a class that would allow us to study writers who live in translation —writers like us.
By Elijah Appelson, Matthew Brill-Carlat, Samantha Cavagnolo, Violet Cenedella, Angie Diaz, Kaiya John, Naima Nader, and Haru Sugishita
In conversations about migration and forced migration, there are often more opinions than there are people in the conversation. In this climate of fear, xenophobia, hypermobility, and immobility, it is imperative that we move beyond knee-jerk reactions and use our capacity for critical thinking and reflection.
By Peter Rosenblum, Danielle Riou, Hattie Karlstrom, Giselle Avila, and Lily Chavez
Since the launch of the Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education in 2016, it has been hard to avoid feeling overwhelmed by urgency. In the United States, the Trump administration has pried at the seams of an already troubled immigration system to impose extreme anti-immigration measures
By Sara McGeough
Is globalization creating a more interdependent and compassionate world, or is it galvanizing division and a fearful desire to protect our own?
By Texas State Honor Students
When introduced in the early twentieth century at Ivy League institutions, “Western Civilization” courses were initially considered pedagogically innovative for their attempt at making European history relevant to the United States.
By Kevin Michot
By the late 1980’s, the postwar generations of Romania, no longer willing to accept an oppressive Communist regime, fought for and achieved their freedom.
By Lillian Livermore
What does it mean to be educated or to have an education? Does it mean having influence, power, and knowledge? There are certainly many benefits―material and otherwise―to having an education, but throughout history, one particular group has been excluded from the ranks of the “educated:” women.
By Ava McElhone Yates
Nearly every news report and explanation of resignation syndrome (alternatively known as uppgivenhetssyndrom, RS, or traumatic withdrawal syndrome) begins the same way. Each explains the life of a child.
By Matthew Brill-Carlat
“Access” implies that the problem of unequal opportunity in the US is a spatial one. Institutions erect barriers — test scores and sticker prices being two of the most prominent — and once aspiring students find a path through these barriers and enter the collegiate sphere, they gain access to the knowledge, connections, and opportunities they seek.
By Lauranne Wolfe
There is a long history of restricting the entry of immigrants with medical conditions and disabilities into the United States. Disabled immigrants have historically been considered undesirable and a burden on society.
By Desmond Curran
How does displacement affect collective identity? Each of the three books in this review examines the traumatic effects of displacement in shaping the identities of three distinct, yet connected, “minority” groups of refugees and migrants.
By Wilma Ewerhart, Omar Haidari, May Keren, Jude Macannuco, and Mohamad Othman
In the weeks leading up to the assignment, we discussed the meanings and workings of colonialism, borders, migration, and belonging in Europe and beyond.
By Matthew Brill-Carlat
Consortium projects strive to push the boundaries of thought and action around forced migration. The introductory “Lexicon of Forced Migration” course, offered for the first time this semester across the Consortium, is valuable precisely because its premise is a critical re-evaluation of the current discourse around migration, and because it launches explorations of different ways to think about these issues and find solutions.