Refugees, Asylees, Migrants and Trafficked Persons: Global Displacement in a Hostile Time

This community-based research seminar on migration combines anthropology and principles of activist research. With 65 million people forcibly displaced, and over 244 million more migrants living abroad worldwide, migration in its various forms is one of the most pressing human rights issues today. As an anthropology class, we will read about the lived experience of migration—spotlighting the distinctions and commonalities between migrants, refugees, asylees, and trafficked persons. And as members of a 4-credit community-based research class, students will conduct field research and create advocacy opportunities on behalf of migrants in the metropolitan D.C. area. In this way, you will learn from the communities around you while contributing in ways that they identify. This course (ANTH 351) is taught by Denise Brennan.

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