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Date(s) - Wednesday, May 23
5:00 pm

Humanities & Social Sciences Building


Held in the McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB

Based on data collected over fourteen months of ethnographic fieldwork, Rayed Khedher, Ph.D. documents what happened to the Tunisian irregular migrants who fled Tunisia and landed in Lampedusa and Sicily after the 2011 Tunisian Popular Uprising. This transnational work examines the human rights abuses perpetrated against these migrants and argues that while the abuses, negative representations, criminalizing policies, and unlawful deportations were demeaning and dehumanizing, they also functioned as a starting point for many migrants to craft various types of survival mechanisms and resistance strategies.

The free public lecture, “From Dreams to Deportation: The Resistance Strategies of Post-Uprising Tunisian Irregular Migrants,” will be followed by a reception.