Refugee mobility and migration (hi)story in Nakivale, Uganda

This research project examines to what 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 that refugee camp-settings have become extremely important in regional (mobility) dynamics, the research takes the refugee camp as the spatial and analytical starting point from which to study these dynamics.

Funded by: Fund for Scientific Research (FWO), Flanders

Staff involved: Jolien Tegenbos (PhD candidate); Koen Vlassenroot (supervisor)