Conference: (Un)Settling Middle Eastern Refugees: Regimes of Inclusion and Exclusion in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States

Event time: 
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 9:00am
Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE ), 101 (Auditorium) See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

9-9:15 Marcia C. Inhorn and Lucia Volk
Part I. Syria
9:15-9:30 Lucia Volk (San Francisco State University): “Demanding
their Welcome: Agency-in- Waiting at a Protest Camp in Dortmund,
9:30-9:45 Emilie Lund Mortensen (University of Aarhus, Denmark):
“Taking Good Care: Negotiations of Intimate Relations among
Displaced Syrian Men and Their Loved Ones in Amman”
9:45-10 Catherine Panter-Brick (Yale University): “Inclusive
Partnerships for Humanitarian Action: Syrian Refugees in Jordan”
10-10:15 Rachel Farell (Yale University): “Syrian Refugees in France:
Navigating Mental Healthcare, Stigma, and Social Exclusion”
10:15-10:30 Morgen Chalmiers (UC San Diego): “Responsible
Mothers, Good Patients, and Grateful Refugees: Structural
Vulnerability and the Impossibility of Compliance for Syrians in San
Diego, California”
10:30-11 Q&A
11-11:30 COFFEE
Part II. Iraq
11:30-11:45 Kali Rubaii (University of California-Davis): “The
Transhumant Iraqi Refugee: What Kind of Movement Counts as
‘Refugee Movement’?”
11:45-12 Marcia C. Inhorn (Yale University): “American’s Wars and
Iraqis’ Lives: Refugee Vulnerabilities and Regimes of Exclusion in the
United States”
12-12:15 Brittany Dawson (University of Chicago): “Between
Sacrifice and Hope: Chaldean Resettlement Little Baghdad, CA”
12:15-12:30 Q&A
12:30-1:30 BREAK
Part III. Afghanistan
1:30-1:45 Naysan Adlparvar (Yale University): “Forced Migration,
Forced Return: The (Un)settlement of Displaced Hazaras in Iran and
1:45-2 Julie Nynne Bune (Aarhus University, Denmark): “Precarious
Futures: Participatory Theater as Embodied Storytelling among Young
Afghan Refugees in Denmark”
2-2:15 Andrea Chiovenda (Harvard Medical School): “Injury by Time:
Psychic Suffering and the Politics of Temporality among Afghan Asylum
Seekers in Greece”
2:15-2:30 Melissa Kerr Chiovenda (Zayed University, United Arab
Emirates): “Fear, Pain, and Joy: Emotional Geographies of Refugees
from Afghanistan to Athens”
2:30-3 Q&A
3-3:15 COFFEE
Part IV. Palestine
3:15-3:30 Gustavo Barbosa (Universidade Federal Fluminense,
Brazil): “Unsettling ‘Refugees’ as a Category: Labelling, Imagined
Populations and Statistics in a Palestinian Refugee Camp in Beirut”
3:30-3:45 Michael Vicente Pérez (University of Memphis): “Everyday
Living and the Struggle for Refuge among Gaza Refugees in Jordan”
3:45-4 Khaldun Bshara (Riwaq Center for Architectural Conservation,
Palestine): “A Death Sentence: UNRWA in the Trump Era”
4-4:15 Q&A
Part V. Mixed Refugee Settings
4:15-4:30 Zareena Grewal (Yale University): “More Money, More
Problems”: Muslim Refugees, Christian & Jewish NGOs and the
Ottoman Past in Greece
4:30-4:45 Ardis Kristin Ingvars (University of Iceland): “Calibrated
Masculinities: Educational Aspirations, Activism and Caring among
Middle Eastern Refugee Men in Greece”
4:45-5 Lindsay A. Gifford (University of San Francisco): “Structural
Contradictions of Middle Eastern Refugee Resettlement in Finland”
5-5:15 Verena Kozmann (University of Vienna): “Valuing Health,
Negotiating Paradoxes? Medicalization of Hymen, Hymenoplasty, and
Syrian and Iraqi Women’s Health in Ontario”
5:15-5:45 Q&A
5:45-6 Conference Wrap-Up

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Organized by Marcia Inhorn, Yale University and Lucia Volk, San Francisco State University