“In the wake of Syrian mass displacement, much literature has focused on analysing refugee hosting in key regional refugee-hosting states such as Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey, or further afield focusing on EU member states or traditional resettlement countries such as Canada and the USA. Less emphasis has been placed on “unusual”, unlikely places or what Gustaffson (2019) frames as “unexpected havens” to which Syrian refugees have fled.”
Against this background, this call for papers seeks contributions that shed light on unusual places of refuge. Abstracts should be submitted by 30 August 2022.
Organised by Tamirace Fakhoury (University of Aalborg), Sarah Tobin and Kjersti G. Berg (Chr. Michelsen Institute), this special issue aims to “shed light on under- researched and under-theorised refugee itineraries, destinations, choices, and aspirations.” The organisers seek to account for and desilence knowledge on what they frame as “non-iconic” places of refuge, defined both as unexpected, “off the radar” or less attractive destinations for refuge.
Contributions are encouraged to explore some of the following questions:
This special issue aims to make important theoretical, empirical and policy contributions. See here for more details about the call.