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Hanna Berg

Hanna BERG

PhD Researcher in Anthropology and Sociology
Spoken languages
Swedish, English, Arabic, French
Areas of expertise
  • International migration
  • Mobility
  • Refugees
  • Nationalism
  • Humanitarianism
  • Borders
  • Documents and Bureaucracy
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Middle East
  • Jordan

PhD Thesis

 

PhD Supervisor & 2nd Reader: Patricia Spyer and Alessandro Monsutti

Expected completion date: 2023-2024

 

Profile


My doctoral research explores the embodiment of spatiotemporal (im)mobility in a context of protracted displacement. By ethnographically engaging with Syrian refugees in Jordan, it seeks to understand the role of humanitarian arrangements in generating conditions in everyday life in both figurative and material ways. Through the notion of ‘ruination’ it explores in particular how the legal status of the refugee helps to produce conditions of temporal and spatial (im)mobility. By asking how people live with and in ruination, the project engages with ways the humanitarian situation mediates present sentiments as well as everyday engagements of various forms. Doing so, the project seeks to disentangle the ways conditions in and of displacement have become enmeshed with processes of naturalizing an identifiable, knowable refugee figure.

Country of origin: Sweden

 

Research Interests

 

  • Migration
  • Mobility
  • Refugees
  • Documents and Bureaucracy
  • Borders
  • Nationalism
  • Humanitarianism
  • Middle East

 

Academic Work Experience

 

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant at the Graduate Institute for the following courses: Education and Development: Tools and Techniques for International Cooperation (MINT072), Internationalisation of Education and Development (MINT017), Environmental Security, (critical) Geopolitics and the Anthropocene (MINT175), Apocalypse Then and Now: Advanced Research Seminar in Understanding Systemic Collapse and Adaptation (MINT171), Introduction to Global Health: Problems, Principles, Actors and Practices (MINT129)

 

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