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Angelia Subulwa on "When Refuge Becomes Home: Settlement, Repatriation, and Integration in Zambia"

Angela Subulwa, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

The majority of news coverage on African refugee movements and settlements concentrates on the crisis phase of the refugee experience, ignoring host communities and rarely capturing the complex geographies of forced displacement. In response I present a feminist geopolitical analysis based on in-depth interviews with Mozambican /Angolan /Congolese refugees and their hosts in Zambia. The daily struggles of both refugees and host institutions and communities, through multiple displacements, reflect the concrete ways in which all involved seek to emplace themselves, transforming refuge into home and thus revealing the highly contested and politicized nature of refugee management.

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Sponsored by the Maxwell African Scholars Union at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

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To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.