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LSA 2021 Chicago: Invitation to Submit Papers to CRN-11

Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the CRN 11 September 2020 Newsletter: volume 2 Issue 9. We really hope you and your family are thriving well amid the global resurgence of COVID-19 pandemic. These are indeed challenging times and so we want to make sure you know that you and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers.

Although we are not certain when the pandemic is going to subside, our annual events are still being planned and organised.

On 24 August 2020, the Law and Society Association announced the theme for the 2021 Chicago Annual Meeting: Crisis, Healing, Reimagining. With Alexandra Huneeus (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Tom Ginsburg (University of Chicago) chairing, the Annual Meeting will take place between 27-30 May 2021.

We invite you to submit your papers clearly stating keywords that include CRN 11: Displaced Peoples. Also, please consider volunteering as Chairs and Discussants for CRN 11 presentations.

We strongly encourage you to take a moment to browse the LSA website  2021 Chicago Annual Meeting for more information about abstract submission and volunteering.

Veronica Fynn Bruey and Steven Bender


On 29 September 2020, the United Nations Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen presented their third report to the Human Rights Council: A Pandemic of Impunity in a Tortured Land, urging an end to impunity in a conflict with no clean hands, and the referral by the UN Security Council of the situation in Yemen to the International Criminal Court.In its  report, the Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen detailed scores of serious violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. More information available here.

On 15 September 2020, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ spokesperson, Shabia Mantoo, expressed sadness for the deaths of three Rohingya refugees, under the ages of 25, who disembarked in northern Aceh, Indonesia. She expressed deep concern for many others in the group of 293, the majority of whom are women and children, in need of hospitalization and medical care. More information is available here.

In his remarks on 10 August 2020 at the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2020, Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs stated that despite the historic existence of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which establishes minimum standards for their survival, dignity and well-being, Indigenous Peoples in nearly all countries remain in the most “vulnerable” health category. More information available here.

On the occasion of the International Day of Indigenous Peoples, the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI) and UN Women announce the launch of a Global Study on the situation of Indigenous Women and Girls within the context of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. More information available here.

In her remarks on 10 August 2020 at the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2020, Anne Nuorgam, Chair, United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues acknowledged that COVID-19 continues to disrupt the lives of already marginalised Indigenous communities as they face food shortages, lost livelihoods, illness and death. Notwithstanding, Indigenous Peoples continue to adapt to change while maintaining their cultures and traditional ways of life. More information available here.


Call For Members: Research and Development Committee

CRN 11 is currently recruiting members to join Magdalena Krystyna Butrymowicz who leads the Research and Development Committee. Those interested, please email Magdalena: Deadline: Open

Call For Volunteers: Newsletter Editor

CRN 11 is currently recruiting volunteers to lead the Advertisement and Promotion Committee. Those interested, please send a cover letter and CV to veronica.fynnbruey@tuki-tumarankeh.orgDeadline: Open

Interested in making the best use of your time during COVID-19 lockdown? Apply for the CRN11 newsletter editor position.  Submit a cover letter and CV to  and Deadline: Open

Become a CRN 11 Research Collaborator

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Email for details on how to apply. Deadline: Open

Invitation to be a Guest Blogger for CRN 11

Do you have an interesting story to tell about internal and international migration and displacement? CRN 11 is eager to share your piece as a guest blogger for our monthly newsletter.  Please submit your stories to and Deadline: Open


National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic, Scholarships for international students, PhD students, university teachers, researchers and artists. No Date.

American University in Cairo, Graduate School of Education Fellowships 2020 – 2021. Deadline: 03 November 2020.

University of British Columbia, Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2020 – 2021. Deadline: 13 November 2020.

Queensland University of Technology, Excellence Scholarship (Academic) 2021. Deadline: 20 November 2020.

University of Toronto, Metro International Secondary Academy Award of Excellence 2021, University of Toronto, Canada.Deadline: 31 December 2020.

UQIDAR joint-PhD Program 2020, Australia and India, University of Queensland. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

La Trobe University, International Scholarships 2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Near East University, Scholarship Programs 2020-2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Scholarships Program 2020-2021. Deadline: 31 December 2020.

Antioch University, Non-Tenure Track Faculty (Environmental Studies). Deadline: 13 January 2021.

Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska Institutet Global Master’s Scholarships 2021, Sweden. Deadline: 15 January 2021.

Trinity University, International Student Financial Aid 2020. Deadline: 15 February 2021.


11th International Refugee Law Seminar Series

This year’s seminar series is run in partnership with the Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) and will address ‘Human Mobility, Natural Hazards and Policy Responses’, 07 October 2020 – 17 March 2021.

Utrecht University, The Netherlands: Connecting Europe Project

Utrecht University, The Netherlands and Connecting Europe Project Conference, Migrant Belongings: Digital Practices and the Everyday, 4-6 November 2020, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

German Historical Institute

Annual Academic and Policy Symposium, Contested Meanings of Migration Facilitation: Emigration Agents, Coyotes, Rescuers, and Human Traffickers, 16-17 November 2020, Washington, DC.

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020 (Postponed)

Colloque international de l’APAD 2020, Circulations in the Global South: Ethnographic Explorations of Globalized Exchanges (Les Circulations Dans le Sud Global: Ethnographies des échanges Mondialisés), 08-11 December 2020, l’ Université of Lomé, Togo. For more information contact:

Dialogues between Hispanic Studies and Indigenous Studies

This project attempts to illuminate the literary, oral, and non-alphabetic Indigenous pluriverse of Abiayala at the crossroads of the hemispheres of Hispanic Studies and Indigenous Studies. The editors invite proposals from scholars or authors, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, on the topic,  Tearing Down Disciplinary Barriers: Dialogues between Hispanic Studies and Indigenous Studies. Deadline for submission is 15 January 2021.

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon

The Centre for History of the University of Lisbon, 11th Iberian African Studies, African Transits in the Global World: History and Memories, Heritage and Innovation, 21-23 January 2021, Lisbon, Portugal.

Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference

The 2021 Freedom Network USA Human Trafficking Conference, 25-26 March 2021, Washington DC, USA.

Second Research Conference on Forced Displacement

The Joint Data Center’s 2nd Research Conference on Forced Displacement will be held on May 28-29, 2021 in Bogotá, Colombia, in partnership with the School of Economics at Universidad de los Andes.

Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration, and Development

Visit the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development, Maastricht University, The Netherlands for a list of events on Migration.


Post-Doc Program 2021

Harvard University, Inequality in America Initiative, The 2021 Postdoc Program is intended to seed new research directions; facilitate collaboration and mentorship across disciplines; and develop new leaders in the study of inequality who can publish at the highest level, reach the widest audience, and impact policy. The fellowship is a two-year postdoctoral training program, with an optional third year conditional on program director approval and independent funding. The salary is $68,000/year plus fringe benefits, including health insurance eligibility. Deadline: 20 November 2020.


Veronica Fynn Bruey, A closer look at child trafficking in Africa: The case of Victoria Climbie (29 September 2020).

James C. Simeon, Terrorism and Asylum, (25 September 2020).

Rosi Orozco and Rita maria Hernandez, Blank Page: Stories of Triumph from Human Trafficking Survivors (31 July 2020).

Elwasila Saeed Elamin Mohamed, Environmental change, conflicts and internal displacement as destabalizing factors to food security in Sudan (29 July 2020).

Veronica Fynn Bruey, [Book Review] Migration by Boat: Discourses of Trauma, Exclusion, and Survival (29 July 2020)

Timothy Corder, Shattered Innocence: Exposing Human Trafficking, Forced Enslavement and Sexual Exploitation of Children Around the Globe (26 June 2020)

Alana Goodman and Daniel Halper, A Convenient Death: The Mysterious Demise of Jeffrey Epstein (02 June 2020).

Laura Dean, Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia (13 May 2020).

Lawrence A. Palinkas, Global Climate Change, Population Displacement, and Public Health: The Next Wave of Migration (8 May 2020).

Mamo Dwayne, The Indigenous World (34th Edition), (April 2020).

Siddhartha Sarkar, The Politics of Human Trafficking: Lessons from Asia and Europe (March 2020)

Sarah Elliot and Megan Denise Smith, Stimulating a multi-agency approach for the protection of trafficked persons in migration and displacement settings (29 February 2020).

John H. Coverdale, Mollie R. Gordon, and Phuong T. Nguyen, Human Trafficking: A Treatment Guide for Mental Health Professionals (2020).

Inka Stock, Time, Migration and Forced Immobility: Sub-Saharan African Migrants in Morocco (26 June 2019).

Rachel Humphris, Home-Land: Romanian Roma, Domestic Spaces and the State (26 March 2019).

Renee V Hagan and Tessa Minter, Displacement in the name of development. How Indigenous rights legislation fails to protect Philippine hunter-gatherers (February 2019).


Aljazeera, The Abraham Accords: The PR of the ‘peace deal’ (19 September 2020).

Aljazeera, Fires ravage Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, Pantanal wetlands (19 September 2020).

BBC News, ICE whistleblower: Nurse alleges ‘hysterectomies on immigrant women in US’ (15 September 2020).

Aljazeera, UN warns of ‘further war crimes’ against Rohingya in Myanmar (15 September 2020).

Abrahm Lustgarten, Climate change will force a new American migration (15 September 2020).

Matthew Compan, How identification technology is aiding the refugee crisis (14 September 2020).

Joel Mathis, The climate change refugees are here (14 September 2020).

Chevel Johnson, Hurricane Laura evacuees now facing threats of eviction (14 September 2020).

Gisela Salomon and Claudia Torrens, Central American refugees stopped by Trump, then by pandemic (13 September 2020).

Bel Trew, Refugees trapped in war-torn Libya ‘lose all hope’ as coronavirus sees evacuations plummet (13 September 2020).

Raquel Carvalho, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh struggle with fear and stigma amid coronavirus (13 September 2020).

No Name, Seven Moria refugees test positives for coronavirus, as migrants enter new camp (13 November 2020)

Critistiano D’Orsi, Why Uganda has suspended hundreds of refugee aid agencies (13 September 2020).

Matthew S. Schwartz, Police fired tear gas at refugees protesting to leave Greek island (12 September 2020).

Keren Blankfeld, The secret history of America’s only WWII refugee camp (11 September 2020).

Aljazeera, Displacement, despair and disease in flood-ravaged Sudan (11 September 2020).

Aljazeera, A place of refugee: Rome and Amsterdam (10 September 2020).

Jacob E. Lee, How UNODC is fighting human trafficking (9 September 2020).

CCG, Chinese edition of World Migration Report 2020 released (25 August 2020).

Aljazeera, Bodies of 22 migrants and refugees retrieved off Libya’s coast (24 August 2020). 


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