Syrian Refugees in Jordan: From al-Bashabsha to the Jordan Compact
Sept. 23 / Chao Auditorium / 5:00PM
This talk by Dr. Sarah Tobin, Senior Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute traces the flows of Syrian refugees into Jordan from 2011 until the 2014 closing of the border. Dr. Tobin's lecture will explore the contours of refugee movements, structures of governanace, economic struggles as well as the creation and closures of camps, urban refugees, and solutions that come in the form of economic relief, which ultimately engender new subjectivities. She will also discuss the most recent refugee-creating and returning events in Syria and European pressures on host governments to prevent migration.
Dr. Sarah Tobin is a Senior Researcher at the Chr. Michelsen Institute in Bergen, Norway. A cultural anthropologist, she explores Islam and economy, and politics and Syrian refugees in Jordan. Recent books are Everyday Piety: Islam and Economy in Jordan (Cornell University Press, 2016) and Tobin et.al. The Politics of the Headscarf in the United States (Cornell University Press, 2018).
The lecture is sponsored by Middle East and Islamic Studies and the Department of Anthropology.