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"Refugee Hosts" Research Project

First Newsletter now available

"Refugee Hosts" Research Project

A first Newsletter has been published by the Refugee Hosts research project.

Funded by AHRC-ESRC PaCCS (Partnership for Conflict, Crime & Security Research), the four year project (2016-2020) is investigating local community experiences of, and responses to, the displacement of people from Syria to Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, whether explicitly or implicitly motivated by faith.

Hundreds of interviews and participatory workshops are planned in nine local communities to gain a deeper understanding about how encounters between diverse groups are perceived and navigated.

The Newsletter contains more details about this interdisciplinary project, led by UCL Geography’s Dr Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, with Professor Alastair Ager (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh), Dr Anna Rowlands (Durham University) and Professor Lyndsey Stonebridge (UEA). Project partners and collaborators include PEN-International, English PEN, the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities, Save the Children and Stories in Transit.

More information is available on the 'Get Involved' pages, especially how to join in the group’s research conversations. It is particularly interested in publishing research, creative pieces, photo galleries and thought provoking items on its blog.


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