2016 Archives

Whose Protection? Interrogating Displacement and the Limits of Humanitarian Welcome

January 8, 2016

Who: Graduate Student Presenters:  Shay Cannedy, Katherine Fox, Sara Mosher, Ashvina Patel, and Carrie Perkins
Discussant: Dr. David Haines of George Mason University
 What: Drawing on case studies from around the world, this SMU Anthropology Graduate Student Symposium addresses the ambivalent and at times hostile reception of refugees and its consequences in the everyday lives of the displaced. From the forced repatriation of Karen in Thailand to the framing of Afghans in the United States as "humble objects of charity," researchers address how state and public assessments of refugees impinge on the ontological and material security of refugees, often resulting in a sense of precarity and efforts to recoup legitimacy.
When: 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2016
Where: Room 144 of Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall
Cost: Free and open to the public
Parking: Free parking is available in the Commuter Lot U on University Boulevard east of Airline Road. See map.
More Info: See the Anthropology website