*Jaeger, Gilbert. “On the History of the International Protection of Refugees.” International Review of the Red Cross 83: 843 (2001): 727-738.
*Mehta, Suketu. “Respect Our Borders? The West Never Respected Theirs.” New York Times, June 8, 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/07/opinion/immigration-reparations.html (Links to an external site.)
Monday April 6: REFUGEE MEDIA/IMAGES
*Calamur, Krishnadev. “How Technology Could Revolutionize Refugee Resettlement.” The Atlantic, April 26, 2019. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/04/how-technology-could-revolutionize-refugee-resettlement/587383/ (Links to an external site.)
http://webapps.redcross.org.uk/RefugeeWeekComic/ (Links to an external site.)
*https://theintercept.com/2020/03/03/another-syrian-child-drowns-sea-greece-turkey-trade-blame-social-media/ (Links to an external site.)
Wednesday April 8: PANDEMIC/EPIDEMIC REFUGEES
https://theglobepost.com/2020/02/28/coronavirus-outbreak-refugees/ (Links to an external site.)
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/17/world/asia/china-coronavirus-hubei-taiwan.html (Links to an external site.)
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/28/coronavirus-could-be-a-bigger-test-for-the-eu-than-the-refugee-crisis.html (Links to an external site.)
Media assignment #1 (due April 10): Analyze the news articles I collected for you in week 2. Think about refugee experience across different contexts, environments, and settings. Write a 500 word reflection piece in Canvas under Assignments section. Consider what is being said about refugees today? How are they talked about? Do not just summarize or repeat points in the articles. Give us YOUR ideas/opinion/perspective/ideas/vision. Writing is both content (information) and form (creative style) so show me how your express yourself as a writer/author!
Monday April 13: UNACCOMPANIED MINORS/REFUGEE POLICY
Choose one to read:
*Bradford, Anita. “’Little Refugees from International Communism’: The Cold War Politics of Childhood in Cuban Miami, 1959-1961.” Duany, Jorge, ed. Un Pueblo Disperso: Dimensiones Sociales y Culturales de la Diáspora Cubana. Advana Vieja, 2014, pp.100-121.
*Bradford, Anita Casavantes. “Another Foothold in our Fight against Communism”: Race, Religion, and Public Relations in the Hungarian and Cuban Refugee Programs, 1956–1961.” US Catholic Historian 37.3 (2019): 43-76.
Wednesday April 15: REFUGEE FAMILY/COMMUNITIES (author guest appearance!)
Choose one to read:
*De La Cruz, Rachael. “No Asylum for the Innocent: Gendered Representations of Salvadoran Refugees in the 1980s.” American Behavioral Scientist 61.10 (2017): 1103-1118.
*De La Cruz, Rachael. “Ciudad Romero: The Salvadoran Refugee Family and Panamanian Statecraft under the Torrijos Regime.” Journal of Caribbean History 53.2 (2019): 245-262.
Monday April 20: REFUGEE CAMPS/DETENTION
In world’s largest refugee camp, Rohingya children face a desperate choice, PBSnewshour, •May 30, 2019,
World’s largest Syrian refugee camp has developed its own economy, PBSnewshour, Jun 18, 2016,
Wednesday April 22: REFUGEE NATIONS/NATIONALISM
As Sweden offers shelter, Denmark tries to discourage refugees, PBSnewshour, Sep 4, 2015
In Iceland, refugee population helps yield diversity, economic growth, PBSnewshour, Aug 24, 2016
“Why Venezuela’s neighbors are facing a huge refugee emergency,” PBSnewshour, Aug 29, 2018
Monday April 27: GAY/QUEER/TRANS MIGRANTS
Read: Murray, David AB. “Real Queer:” Authentic” LGBT Refugee Claimants and Homonationalism in the Canadian Refugee System.” Anthropologica (2014): 21-32.
Wednesday April 29: ENVIRONMENTAL/ANIMAL MIGRANTS
Read: Farbotko, Carol, and Heather Lazrus. “The First Climate Refugees? Contesting Global Narratives of Climate Change in Tuvalu.” Global Environmental Change 22.2 (2012): 382-390.
Read: Derham, Tristan, and Freya Mathews. “Elephants as Refugees.” People and Nature 2020: 1–8.