Analyzing conflict mobilities from Uganda’s Nakivale Refugee Settlement: embedding refugee mobility into the broader migration (hi)story of Central-East Africa

Description: This research project examines to which extent conflict dynamics and refugee policy structures (including camp-like settings, refugee rights, refugee policies) have an impact on broader mobility patterns and dynamics in the war-torn Central-East African region. The aim is to understand mobility as an essential part of social life-making processes and to explore the political, regional and historical dimensions of these wartime mobilities. Given a context wherein refugee camp-settings have become extremely important in regional (mobility) dynamics, this research takes the refugee camp as the spatial and analytical starting point from which to study these dynamics. This approach provides a fresh perspective and deeper understanding of conflict mobility in a region commonly known as one of the most protracted situations of displacement in the world and to which the international community has so far failed to find appropriate answers.
Promoter(s): Koen Vlassenroot
Researcher(s): Jolien Tegenbos
Department / Research group: Conflict and Development Studies
Faculty: Faculty of Political and Social Sciences