Jenny Phillimore - Symbolic Violence and Refugees: Where is the Harm?

In this deeply moving talk, Dr Phillimore discusses the challenges refugees face, in particular examining the asylum processes of the state receiving refugees, and how this constitutes symbolic violence.

Professor Jenny Phillimore is a world leading scholar on Migration at the University of Birmingham. Her work focuses on refugee integration, super-diversity and access to social welfare with a particular focus on public health. Currently she leads the international SEREDA project which aims to understand the incidence and nature of sexual and gender-based violence experienced by refugees who have fled conflict in the Levant Region. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by the University of Birmingham as part of their Humans: For Better or Worse TEDx event. 

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