International Association for the Study of Forced Migration Biannual Conference
Disrupting Theory, Unsettling Practice:
Towards Transformative Forced Migration Scholarship and Policy

University of Ghana, Accra
July 26-30 2021



We are living in turbulent times within which the issue of forced migration and the subject of ‘the refugee’ have become deeply symbolic of broader processes of political, economic and social change. This is reflected in the politicization of migration by countries in both the Global North and South. Against this backdrop, scholars and advocates working with and for refugees and other forced migrants, as well as refugees themselves, are increasingly struggling to get their voices heard and to mobilise effectively. Whilst there are many initiatives globally these have struggled to become more than the sum of their parts.

By Nergis Canefe

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Artwork by Nergis Canefe | Photos by Heaven Crawley