PJHR Colloquium Series with Dr. Yasmine Shamma "Voices from the Camps: Syrian Refugees and Home-Making"
Jan 20, 2017 (1:00pm)
Jupiter: AD206 Boca: SU223 Davie: LA150
This talk by Dr. Shamma will be offering an introduction to a book-length study currently underway. This book chronicles narratives of Syrian refugees living amongst the 1.1 million throughout camps and make-shift communities throughout jordan.
Blending her background in space / place theory, eco-criticism, and postcolonial literary studies with recent anthropological works on care, kinship, and home, Dr. Shamma intends to offer an interdiciplinary account of the resilient achievement of making-home in liminal spaces. As this work is currently in progress, Dr. Shamma welcomes suggestions and contributions from faculty working throughout various fields, and looks forwards to the possibility of a fruitful exchange.
Assistant Professor of American Literature
January 20th 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM