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Finding place after dislocation: Iranian refugee pathways to belonging

For our collaborative theare project, Mehrfam, Asghar, Reza, Farhad and I have reflected on the experience of isolation during last year’s lockdown, sharing our thoughts with each other.From these initial conversations and ongoing consultations, individually, in pairs, and as a group, various texts have emerged.

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Finding place after dislocation: Iranian refugee pathways to belonging

For our collaborative theare project, Mehrfam, Asghar, Reza, Farhad and I have reflected on the experience of isolation during last year’s lockdown, sharing our thoughts with each other.From these initial conversations and ongoing consultations, individually, in pairs, and as a group, various texts have emerged.

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Defending Sheikh Jarrah

To turn away, to obfuscate through deferring the issue to complexity, supposed religious animosity and orientalist narratives of Middle Eastern infighting, particularly in the contemporary climate of ethno-nationalism and far right populism would have us abdicate our role as critical intellectuals of the postcolonial and decolonial.

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In Darwin’s shadowlands

The Darwin Fifteen have become the Darwin Nine in recent months, but this is not cause for celebration. Early in 2020, fifteen Iranian and Sri Lankan people, legally determined to be refugees, were transferred to a tiny compound adjacent to a popular resort hotel at Darwin Airport.

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Whither India?

The Indian state under the current ruling political formation has over the past few years been pursuing a virulent campaign of a populist anti-intellectualism, targeting the humanities and the social sciences in particular.

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