Mobilizing Global Knowledge: Refugee Research in an Age of Displacement

Edited by Susan McGrath and Julie E.E. Young and Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi and Paula Banerjee and Pablo Bose and Nergis Canefe and Christina Clark-Kazak and Don Dippo and Wenona Giles and Susan Kneebone and Ellen Percy Kraly and Loren B. Landau and El

© 2019

In 2018, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees documented a record high 71.4 million displaced people around the world. As states struggle with the costs of providing protection to so many people and popular conceptions of refugees have become increasingly politicized and sensationalized, researchers have come together to form regional and global networks dedicated to working with displaced people to learn how to respond to their needs ethically, compassionately, and for the best interests of the global community.

Mobilizing Global Knowledge brings together academics and practitioners to reflect on a global collaborative refugee research network. Together, the members of this network have had a wide-ranging impact on research and policy, working to bridge silos, sectors, and regions. They have addressed power and politics in refugee research, engaged across tensions between the Global North and Global South, and worked deeply with questions of practice, methodology, and ethics in refugee research.

Bridging scholarship on network building for knowledge production and scholarship on research with and about refugees, Mobilizing Global Knowledge brings together a vibrant collection of topics and perspectives. It addresses ethical methods in research practice, the possibilities of social media for data collection and information dissemination, environmental displacement, transitional justice, and more. This is essential reading for anyone interested in how to create and share knowledge to the benefit of the millions of people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes.

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  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 336 pages
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Mobilizing Global Knowledge: Refugee Research in an Age of Displacement

Edited by Susan McGrath and Julie E.E. Young and Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi and Paula Banerjee and Pablo Bose and Nergis Canefe and Christina Clark-Kazak and Don Dippo and Wenona Giles and Susan Kneebone and Ellen Percy Kraly and Loren B. Landau and El

© 2019

In 2018, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees documented a record high 71.4 million displaced people around the world. As states struggle with the costs of providing protection to so many people and popular conceptions of refugees have become increasingly politicized and sensationalized, researchers have come together to form regional and global networks dedicated to working with displaced people to learn how to respond to their needs ethically, compassionately, and for the best interests of the global community.

Mobilizing Global Knowledge brings together academics and practitioners to reflect on a global collaborative refugee research network. Together, the members of this network have had a wide-ranging impact on research and policy, working to bridge silos, sectors, and regions. They have addressed power and politics in refugee research, engaged across tensions between the Global North and Global South, and worked deeply with questions of practice, methodology, and ethics in refugee research.

Bridging scholarship on network building for knowledge production and scholarship on research with and about refugees, Mobilizing Global Knowledge brings together a vibrant collection of topics and perspectives. It addresses ethical methods in research practice, the possibilities of social media for data collection and information dissemination, environmental displacement, transitional justice, and more. This is essential reading for anyone interested in how to create and share knowledge to the benefit of the millions of people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes.

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  • Publisher: University of Calgary Press
  • Page Count: 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 2.0in x 9.0in
Susan McGrath is professor emerita and senior scholar at the School of Social Work and Centre for Refugee Studies, York University.|
Julie E. E. Young is Canada Research Chair in Critical Border Studies and assistant professor in the Department of Geography, University of Lethbridge.
Introduction Mobilizing Global Knowledge in Forced Migration Studies and Practice Susan McGrath and Julie E.E. Young Section 1: Power and Politics in Refugee Research Capacity, Complicity, and Subversion: Revisiting Collaborative Refugee Research in an Era of Containment Loren B. Landau Rethinking Displacement: Transitional Justice and Forced Migration Studies Nergis Canefe Asia Pacific Forced Migration Connection: Linking Activists and Academics Susan Kneebone Transitions from Knowledge Networked to Knowledge Engaged: Ethical Tensions and Dilemmas from the Global to the Local Wenona Giles and Don Dippo Insecure Nation, Insecure Migrant: Echoes from India?s Northeast Paula Banerjee and Ranabir Samaddar Section 2: Emerging and Developing Research Approaches and Tools Big Data and Early Warning of Displacement Susan F. Martin and Lisa Singh Building and Sustaining a Web Platform for Researchers, Teachers, Students, and Practitioners in the Field of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies James C. Simeon The Promise and Potential of the Demography of Refugee and Forced Migration Ellen Percy Kraly and Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi Disseminating Knowledge in the Digital Age: The Case of the Refugee Research Network William J. Payne and Michele Millard Section 3: Knowledge Production and the Ethics of Network Formation New, Emerging Emerged? Navigating Agency, Technology, and Organization in Developing the Emerging Scholars and Practitioners on Migration Issues (ESPMI) Network Petra Molnar and Brittany Lauren Wheeler What Constitutes Environmental Displacement? Challenges and Opportunities of Exploring Connections Across Thematically Diverse Areas Pablo Bose and Elizabeth Lunstrum Bittersweet Symphony: Challenges and Lessons Learned of Network Building in Latin America Beatriz Eugenia Sánchez-Mojica Partnering on Research Methodologies in Forced Migration: Challenges, Opportunities, and Lessons Learned Christina Clark-Kazak Conclusion Reflections on Global Refugee Research Networking Susan McGrath