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Department of Culture and Global Studies

Contested identities

Identities are highly relevant in research on refugees, migrants, people who are stuck and/or involved in different forms of conflict as well as how states control its borders and intend to control its citizens. Researching identities as ongoing negotiations individually as well as collectively, constituted through different intersecting hierarchies (gender, race, ethnicity etc.) enables us to display the ways in which identities are contested. Depending on the particular setting, some identities privilege some groups over other groups creating injustices and inequalities. In other cases, identities are contested in civil war and ethnic conflicts as the case of Eastern Turkey/Kurdistan/West Armenia testifies to, where war, genocide, flight and continued marginalization have marked at least 100 years of struggle over the same territory. 

Contact GRS - Global Refugee Studies

Research Coordinator Steffen Jensen

Phone: +45 9940 8313

Email: sje@cgs.aau.dk

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