Evan Easton-Calabria publishes on forced migration

Many refugees face persistent digital exclusion, and both refugees and refugee-serving agencies can lack understanding of digital technologies. At the same time, digital technologies can widen channels for advocacy, agency, and solidarity, and are important tools for both refugees and those working with them.

In the newly-published Handbook on Forced Migration, Dr. Evan Easton-Calabria authors a chapter on “Responsibility and trust: Using digital technologies in forced migration.

This chapter explores how refugees use digital technologies to offer mutual assistance and organize themselves transnationally, creating their own sense of social and political belonging in different places.

Forced migration in the 21st century is inextricably linked to three global developments: climate change, rapid urbanization, and the lack of solutions faced by millions of forcibly displaced people. The handbook challenges narratives on forced migration by adding a focus on the disciplines of history and philosophy.

The book is available from Edward Elgar Publishing and is co-edited by Professor Karen Jacobsen, Tufts University, and Dr. Nassim Majidi, Samuel Hall.