When Home is the Mouth of a Shark : Gendered Consequences for Syrian Women Refugees

Originally posted on Gender & Society:
By Stephanie J. Nawyn The war in Syria has produced the largest refugee migration since World War II. According to estimates from the United Nations High Commission on Refugees, more than 4.8 million Syrians have fled into neighboring countries (with most experts agreeing that this is a conservative estimate),…

Constructing “Worthiness” and Resistance to Resettlement of Syrian Refugees

Originally posted on Mobilizing Ideas:
By Stephanie J. Nawyn Anti-Islamic rhetoric in the U.S. has been a continuing and growing problem since September 11, 2001. The marked rise in anti-Islamic rhetoric that followed the ISIS/Daesh attacks in Paris in November 2015 coincided with an increase in the resettlement of refugees fleeing the war in Syria.…