Collaborative Research Networks
Steven Bender, Veronica Fynn Bruey
The mission of CRN 11: Displaced Peoples is to examine contemporary discourse of internal displacement beyond “Third World” conflicts towards Western states’ responsibility to protect individuals against prominent forms of internal forced migration. The philosophy behind forming CRN 11: Displaced Peoples lies in the coinage of the term used to describe it: i.e., “Displaced Peoples”. It is within this context that CRN11 seeks to examine the intersections of race, gender, class, power and privilege within the global migration polity of migrants, refugees and internally displaced persons. In seeking to normalize the concept of displacement as an umbrella term for generalized displacement, both internally and internationally, CRN11: Displaced Peoples adopts a broad perspective to forced migration to include all those compelled to leave their places of habitual abode due to natural disasters or man-made hazards. This population includes, but is not limited to, internally displaced peoples, refugees, migrants, Indigenous peoples, homeless peoples, and mental displacement. CRN11: Displaced Peoples invites everyone interested in global displacement issues to network, contribute and participate in our global collaboration. To subscribe, please visit: Displaced Peoples.