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Second Tuesday Talks: Syrian Refugee Migration

Dr. Leila Hudson

Syrian Refugee Migration: From Assad’s Syria to Trump’s America


Dr. Hudson's current book project follows five middle aged sisters and their families as they fled their homes in war torn Damascus in 2012, making their way through Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, and Turkey to Europe and the United States by 2017. She will discuss some of the political, economic and cultural issues they faced as they moved through their displacement and resettlement.

Dr. Hudson is Associate Professor and Associate Director of the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona. A graduate of Yale College (BA) and the University of Michigan’s Anthropology Department (MA) and Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Anthropology and History (PhD), she researches and teaches about culture and political economy in the Arab world. She is the author of Transforming Damascus: Space and Modernity in an Islamic City (IB Tauris, 2008) and Middle Eastern Humanities: An Introduction to Middle Eastern Cultures (Kendall Hunt, 2010) as well as articles on gender, culture, and power in the Ottoman and contemporary Middle East.

This is the last Second Tuesday Talk of this season. The next Talk is scheduled for September 2019.