The Right to Research: Historical Narratives by Refugee and Global South Researchers (McGill-Queen's Refugee and Forced Migration Studies Series) (Paperback)

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By Kate Reed (Editor), Marcia C. Schenck (Editor)
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Refugees and displaced people rarely figure as historical actors, and almost never as historical narrators. We often assume a person residing in a refugee camp, lacking funding, training, social networks, and other material resources that enable the research and writing of academic history, cannot be a historian because a historian cannot be a person residing in a refugee camp. The Right to Research disrupts this tautology by featuring nine works by refugee and host-community researchers from across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Identifying the intrinsic challenges of making space for diverse voices within a research framework and infrastructure that is inherently unequal, this edited volume offers a critical reflection on what history means, who narrates it, and what happens when those long excluded from authorship bring their knowledge and perspectives to bear. Chapters address topics such as education in Kakuma Refugee Camp, the political power of hip-hop in Rwanda, women migrants to Yemen, and the development of photojournalism in Kurdistan. Exploring what it means to become a researcher, The Right to Research understands historical scholarship as an ongoing conversation – one in which we all have a right to participate.

About the Author


Kate Reed is a PhD student in history at the University of Chicago. Marcia C. Schenck is professor of global history at the University of Potsdam.

Praise For…


“This ambitious and exciting volume makes a critical intervention in the processes of historical silencing and upsets conventional understandings of historical scholarship. The book reminds us that refugees have not been afforded the right to write history; this is a powerful, poignant, rightfully challenged assertion, and this assertion is timely – if not now, when?” Joanna Tague, Denison University and author of Displaced Mozambicans in Postcolonial Tanzania: Refugee Power, Mobility, Education, and Rural Development


Product Details
ISBN: 9780228014553
ISBN-10: 0228014557
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Publication Date: January 15th, 2023
Pages: 280
Language: English
Series: McGill-Queen's Refugee and Forced Migration Studies Series