Elizabeth Stites publishes article in Journal of Refugee Studies

Elizabeth Stites co-authored an article in the September 2021 issue of the Journal of Refugee Studies with Alex Humphrey and Visiting Fellow Roxani Krystalli. The article, “Social Connections and Displacement from South Sudan to Uganda: Towards a Relational Understanding of Survival during Conflict,” is based on research conducted for a project in Uganda and and South Sudan done in partnership with Mercy Corps. The team investigated the nature of social networks and social connectedness, and explored how humanitarian assistance can strengthen these as a key aspect of resilience, recovery and relief interventions in complex humanitarian emergencies. It includes analysis of how humanitarian assistance has or can support the types of social networks people rely on during crises will help humanitarian actors design responses to better achieve recovery and resilience outcomes.