Associate professor at VID Specialized University (Stavanger, Norway)
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I completed my PhD in 2021 having researched the intersection between migration, religion and identity discourses in a conflict-induced Syrian refugee context (Title of thesis: Narrative Battles and Bridges: Religion, Conflict and Identity in Syrian Refugee Trajectories). Currently, my research interests deal with the exile dimension and transnational ties among Syrian refugees. I am also lecturing in religion and global issues as well as many other subjects at VID Specialized University.
How and to what extent does religion play into the life-rupturing experiences that characterize forced migration? This article provides a novel look at how issues of religion and identity (re/de)constructions are entangled with the Syrian refugee crisis and mirrored in the diverse experiences relating to a sample of Syrian refugees now residing in...
How are social relations and ethno-religious identifications of pre-war Syria remembered and narrated by Syrian refugees in exile? Crossing the abyss of war, and negotiated through the shifting times and sites of forced displacement, this article addresses Syrian refugee narratives as discursive practices that attempt to reclaim an irretrievably lo...
Whereas much recent research has tried to understand the role of sectarianism in the Syrian conflict, few studies address the issue from a bottom-up viewpoint as seen from people’s everyday and lived experiences. This article seeks to access trajectories of sectarian identity formations through Syrian refugee narratives, articulated in stories that...
Article in European Journal of Cultural Studies - to be published in October 2019