Narratives of Displacement: Iraqi and Syrian Refugees in Europe and the Middle East

The Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham is hosting two British Academy funded projects on Iraqi and Syrian refugees in Europe and the Middle East lead by Dr Yafa Shanneik together with various academic and non-academic partners in the private and public sector.

The projects investigate the impact of the refugee experiences on marital relationships and family structures among both Iraqi and Syrian refugees.

Taking the UK and Germany as examples of European hosts and Jordan as a country in the Middle East which has received a significant number of refugees from both Iraq and Syria, the project examines how these ‘new’ citizens negotiate their politics of belonging in relation to their social relations and integration into their new ‘home’ and what impact this has on their own family lives.


Also in 'Narratives of Displacement'