The international refugee regime and postcolonial sovereignty: Algeria, refugees and the UNHCR, 1954-63

Refugee Histories in the Global South
RSC Public Seminar Series, Hilary Term 2021

How does forced migration look different if we examine it through a historical perspective? How have refugees been historical actors, as well as victims? This series examines a range of topics that illuminate these questions, by examining the historical entanglements between migration, im/mobility, colonialism, race, and borders.

Convenor: Dr. Anne Irfan

About the Speakers

Dr. Malika Rahal is a historian at the Institut d’histoire du temps présent, in Paris (France). She is in charge of the Institute’s scientific project. A historian of the contemporary Maghrib, she focuses on present time history of Algeria in the 20th century and is currently writing a popular history of the country’s Independence.

Dr. Benjamin Thomas White teaches history at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where he is also a member of the Glasgow Refugee, Asylum, and Migration Network. A Middle East historian by background, he now teaches refugee history more broadly and is researching the global history of the refugee camp.

03 Feb
17:00 to 18:00
  • Malika Rahal (Research Fellow, Institut d’histoire du temps présent)
  • Benjamin Thomas White (Senior Lecturer in History, Glasgow University)
Refugee Studies Centre Public Seminar Series