Aotearoa Migration Research Network Seminar Series 2021

Date Tuesday 12 October 2021
Time 11am - 12pm
Where Zoom ( )
Presenter Dr Kat Eghdamian
Contact Jessica Terruhn
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Admission Cost Free

What are the roles of religion in refugee response and resettlement? Insights and reflections from Jordan, Turkey and Germany

Religion plays significant and multiple roles in both the causes and consequences of forced displacement. What are the actual and perceived roles of religion in responses to displaced populations, including between and among refugees? This presentation will share reflections and insights from field research undertaken with Syrian, Iraqi and Iranian refugees from diverse religious identities in Jordan, Turkey, and Germany and their encounters and experiences with refugees and host communities.

Dr Kat Eghdamian is an Iranian-Kurdish Kiwi, former refugee and human rights advocate, academic and advisor. She is currently a Senior Human Rights Advisor at the NZ Human Rights Commission, Strategic Advisor at the Asylum Seekers Support Trust, Fellow at the Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain at the University of Groningen, Associate at the Centre on Religion and Global Affairs, and Associate at Oxford House Research. Kat holds an MPhil in International Development from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Human Geography as an ESRC Scholar from University College London (UCL).

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