Displacement: global conversations on refuge

Hosted by the Department of Geography and Environment

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Professor David Fitzgerald

Dr Irit Katz

Dr Paroj Banerjee

Dr Silvia Pasquetti

Senzo Shabangu


Dr Romola Sanyal

Dr Romola Sanyal

Join us for a book launch and discussion around 'Displacement', co-edited by Silvia Pasquetti and Romola Sanyal. As an unprecedented number of people are displaced around the world, scholars continue to strive to make sense of what appear to be a series of constantly unfolding 'crises.'

Drawing on research in a range of regions - from Latin America, to Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, North America, post-Soviet regions, and South and South-East Asia - Displacement offers an interdisciplinary and transnational approach to thinking about structures, spaces, and lived experiences of displacement.

Meet our speakers, authors and chair


Paroj Banerjee is a Lecturer (Teaching) at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL. 

David Fitzgerald is Gildred Chair in U.S.-Mexican Relations and Co-Director, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego. 

Irit Katz is Lecturer in Architecture and Urban Studies at Cambridge University. 

Silvia Pasquetti is a Lecturer in Sociology at Newcastle University and co-editor of Displacement: Global Conversations on Refuge

Senzo Shabangu is the cover artist of Displacement: Global Conversations on Refuge.


Cathrine Brun is Director of the Centre for Development and Emergenc Practice (CENDEP) at Oxford Brookes University.

Jonathan Darling is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Durham University.

Chia Youyee Vang is Professor in the Department of History at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Chiara Denaro is a Research Assistant at Edge Hill University.  


Romola Sanyal is Associate Professor of Urban Geography at LSE and co-editor of Displacement: Global Conversations on Refuge

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