Middlesex university joins our Migration and Displacement and our Transformation and Empowerment research projects. The projects under the Migration and Displacement research theme are organised around two premises: first, both conflict-induced displacement (international and internal) and migration in the post-conflict state are highly gendered; and second, the restructuring of the post-conflict state may give rise to competing tensions, including the creation of new opportunities and the exacerbation of ethnic, religious and gender-based divisions which deepen vulnerabilities. The projects collectively analyse the gendered aspects of forced migration arising from conflicts and environmental disasters; the gendered dynamics of international labour migration; and issues of return, reintegration and socio-political restructuring in the wake of international, inter-regional and intra-state displacements.
The projects under the Transformation and Empowerment research theme focus on reconciliation and empowerment after conflict; the complex legacies and silences of transformative justice; improving gender equality and governance in unstable regime environments; and the contribution of culture to peacebuilding. Using legal, historical and conceptual work along with qualitative and survey data collection, the projects analyse justice concerns across periods of conflict and peace, with a particular emphasis on historical injustices, socio-economic rights deprivations and the vulnerability of marginalised groups to justice deficiencies.
Culture and Conflict
Gendered Dynamics of International Labour Migration
Return, Reintegration and Political Restructuring
Dr Necla Acik, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Migration and Displacement
Dr Jiyar Aghapouri, Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Migration and Displacement
Dr Zahra Hussain, Research Fellow, Transformation and Empowerment
Sobia Kapadia, Senior Project Manager
Dr Janroj Keles, Co-Investigator, Migration and Displacement
Professor Eleonore Kofman, Co-Director, Migration and Displacement
Dr Neelam Raina, Co-Investigator, Transformation and Empowerment