From Exile to Fugitivity: What We Talk About When We Talk About Refugees
Latino “immigrants.” Jewish “diaspora” or “exile.” Muslim “refugees.” African American “fugitivity.” All of these refer to migration, statelessness, and minority status, but each says something different about the experience and its meaning in the wider world.
Can these experiences be brought into conversation with one another? This panel will look at how such narratives continue to evolve within each culture, and how today’s political climate and policy changes are affecting perceptions of each one.
Chair and Moderator: Michael Hanchard, Africana Studies, Penn
Vincent Lloyd, Theology and Religious Studies, Villanova University
Heather Sharkey, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Penn
Assaf Tamari, History and Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, Penn
Paulina Ochoa-Espejo, Political Science, Haverford College
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