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Tents in one of the IDP camps in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

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Seminar - Open to the Public

The Arena of Displacement: Why Emplacement Matters in the Study of African Mobilities

Thu., Mar. 4, 2021 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm


Speaker: Gbemisola Abiola, Research Fellow, International Security Program

Boko Haram's violent campaign for an Islamic state in northeastern Nigeria has led to the displacement of a staggering number of people from their homes. Emerging from this are swaths of internally displaced persons (IDPs) who live in conditions of precarity and on the margins of established communities. This seminar will focus on how IDPs who resettle in disparate displacement sites: camps, settlements, and host-communities, aspire to constitute themselves as emplaced subjects.

Everyone is welcome to join us via Zoom! Register before the seminar here: