09/03/2022 – Online book launch: Documenting Displacement

The Peace Research Institute Oslo, Migration Centre is pleased to invite you to the online book launch of Documenting Displacement: Questioning Methodological Boundaries in Forced Migration Research, edited by Katarzyna Grabska and Christina R. Clark-Kazak. The event will be streamed on Microsoft Teams at this link.

Legal precarity, mobility, and the criminalization of migrants complicate the study of forced migration and exile. Traditional methodologies can obscure both the agency of displaced people and hierarchies of power between researchers and research participants. Documenting Displacement critically assesses the ways in which knowledge is co-created and reproduced through narratives in spaces of displacement, advancing a creative, collective and interdisciplinary approach.


Introduction of the book by the editors 

  • Katarzyna Grabska, Senior Researcher at PRIO.
  • Christina R. Clark-Kazak, Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa.

Presentation of two of the chapters by authors 

  • “Transient Lives and Lasting Messages: Graffiti Analysis as a Methodological Tool to Capture Migrants’ Experiences While on the Move” by Océane Uzureau and Marina Rota.
  • “Opportunities and Challenges of Using Computer-Based Simulation in Migration and Displacement Research: A Focus on Lesbos, Greece” by Erika Frydenlund and Jose J. Padilla.

Comments from reviewer 

  • Susan McGrath, Professor Emerita in the School of Social Work at York University, Resident Scholar at York’s Centre for Refugee Studies, and Member of Order of Canada.

The event will be moderated by Marta Bivand Erdal, Research Director and Research Professor at PRIO and Co-Director of the PRIO Migration Centre.

Read more about the book here.