Conference on Critical Refugees Studies 2011
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Sanjay Kewlani

November 3-4, 2011

Conference on Critical Refugee Studies

November 3-4, 2011
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Displacement of populations affects the uprooted as well as communities that receive them. Recognized by international proxy after World War II, the identity category of refugee has a history as long as the incidence of warfare and other crises that result in displacement. This conference uses the 20th century invention of the category of refugee as a means to compare the experiences of displaced persons across time and space. We invite papers that chronicle and reflect on the experiences and representations of refugee populations. In particular, we are interested in work that expands the idea of the refugee to create comparisons and parallels with the experiences of other groups. Papers that define the term refugee broadly and creatively are most welcome.

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Deadline for proposals: May 15, 2011