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Panel Discussion: “Racialization of Refugees in the EU” – “Encountering Difference, Embodying Boundaries, and Unsettling Borders: Middle Eastern Refugees and Immigrants in the European Union”
October 23, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
This panel focuses broadly on the ways that refugees and other migrants from the Middle East to Europe experience and/or respond to discrimination and exclusion. We hope to better understand how both new and old forms of racism, Islamophobia, Orientalism, and other processes of differentiation shape the experiences of migrants, and we are especially interested in new perspectives that the lens of race brings to the study of Middle Eastern migrants in the EU.
Nathan Swanson, Purdue University
Dalia Abdelhady,Lund University
Priscilla Layne, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Betül Aykaç, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This panel is part of the conference, “Encountering Difference, Embodying Boundaries, and Unsettling Borders: Middle Eastern Refugees and Immigrants in the European Union.” This virtual conference explores how Middle Eastern refugee and immigrant experiences provide insights into the production of difference, boundaries, and borders by unsettling established understandings of identity, statehood, and territory in and on the edges of the European Union. More information and register.
Sponsored by the UNC Center for European Studies, UNC Global, UNC College of Arts and Sciences, and the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies.
UNC Chapel Hill