Migration & Refugee Labour in the Middle East
August 1 + 4, 9-11am ET
This course explores critically informed perspectives on the broad topic of migration and labor with a special focus on the Middle East. It presents an overview of the context of migration in the region and how it's governed in relation to the ‘West.’ A case study in Turkey illustrates different ways of theorizing refugee labor, from a utilitarian approach to a critical framework.
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Maissam Nimer is an Instructor at Paris-Sorbonne University and holds a PhD in Sociology from Paris Saclay University. She specializes in migration and inequality. Developed research at Paris-Nanterre, Koç, and Sabanci Universities on the experiences of refugees in Turkey and France. Her work has appeare in several scholarly journals including Critical Sociology and Migration Studies.