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‘My life as a second-class human being’: Experiences of a refugee academic

Pherali, T; (2020) ‘My life as a second-class human being’: Experiences of a refugee academic. Education and Conflict Review (3) pp. 87-97. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper reviews some theoretical ideas about how refugees are positioned within social, psychological and humanitarian debates and then, discusses the concept of ‘refugee academics’ with references to the struggles of Syrian scholars who are living in exile. Drawing upon one Syrian academic’s experiences of displacement and academic life in exile, it argues that the social and political constructs of ‘refugeeness’ and depiction of these academics as victims or societal threats as refugees need to be transformed into narratives of human acceptance, opportunities of coproduction of knowledge, academic diversity and mutual benefits.

Type: Article
Title: ‘My life as a second-class human being’: Experiences of a refugee academic
Location: United Kingdom
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Refugee academics, Syrian conflict, Displacement, Exile
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Education, Practice and Society
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10108656
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