Welcoming Women: Co-Creating Communities of Refuge for Displaced Refugees

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What does "refuge" mean for women whose lives have been disrupted by conflict, war and violence? Is it possible to feel settled following such events, and after migrating thousands of miles away to a new and unfamiliar country? What experiences and value can women from refugee backgrounds bring to our communities, including the University of Delaware? 


Georgina Ramsay, associate professor of anthropology, will answer these questions and share findings from a year-long ethnographic project with displaced women and the volunteers who support them at the fall 2023 Carter Series lecture, Hosted by the Department of Women and Gender Studies, the lecture will be held in Gore Recital Hall from 4-6 p.m. Registration is required.


Ramsay will consider how a focus on "social reproduction" in our efforts to welcome migrants and refugees into our communities can benefit migrant newcomers and their citizen neighbors, alike. Together, we can imagine and strategize ways to create supportive community connections and build more just and inclusive shared worlds.


The Carter Series presents lectures focused on outstanding research on women. Funded by the Mae and Robert Carter Endowment in Women's Studies, the Carter Series lectures are intended to provide an opportunity to explore varied topics addressing contemporary feminism and to foster an environment in which feminist ideas may thrive.


This event is part of the Women and Gender Studies department’s celebration of its 50th year of teaching about, studying, and advocating for the rights of women and all marginalized people. For information about “50 Years Strong” events, please visit the department’s website.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 at 4:00pm

Center for the Arts, Gore Recital Hall
110 Orchard Road, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19711, USA

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Students, Lectures & Programs, Academics, College of Arts and Sciences, Community, Lectures and Programs



Women and Gender Studies



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