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Themes: Refugee/Transnational Ties/Pandemic Experience/Muslim Women/Rohingya/Gender/Displacement/Diasporic Belonging/Spatial Agency
Here is our paper abstract for your consideration:
Rohingya refugee women who settle in the U.S. must navigate a complex set of challenges regarding everyday life as well as the uneven transformation of their identities. This paper focuses on a community of Muslim Rohingya women who reside in the urban community of Milwaukee in the Upper Midwest Region of the United States. As members of a displaced Muslim minority who faced persecution in their places of origin, these women are significantly influenced by their transnational connections, traumatic collective memories, and identities shaped by having to mediate religious and gender practices across diverse cultural and geographic contexts. Through ethnographic observation and interviews, this research illuminates the factors influencing their subjectivities and spatial practices, especially inside their dwellings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Offering an illuminating case study, this paper considers the efforts of a Rohingya woman in Milwaukee as she endeavored to foster and maintain transnational ties with her daughters left behind in Malaysia. The paper also explores a Rohingya women's group in the southside of the city that engaged in religious gatherings associated with a transnational Islamic movement. This women's group hosted preachers coming from Malaysia in their homes, facilitating regular Islamic teaching sessions. These activities were established before the pandemic and continued after the lifting of gathering restrictions during the later stages of the pandemic in the U.S. The pandemic experiences of these women depict their manifested agency in maintaining well-being amidst pandemic anxieties, spatial constraints, and social isolation for themselves and their families. <o:p></o:p>
Ni Made Frischa Aswarini
Dear Ni Made Frischa,
Hope you are fine there.
I am doing master study in Universitas Gadjah Mada Indonesia. I am interested to present a paper entitled "The Role of UNHCR Indonesia in Handling Refugee Suicide Cases (2018-2022)". It explores the factors that contribute to refugee suicide cases in Indonesia from the perspective of human security and the role of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in handling refugee suicide cases in Indonesia, including the role of problem solving, capacity building, and aid provider.
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My name is Yvonne Eugenia, and I am currently in my foundation year at UniSadhuGuna International College in Tangerang, Indonesia. I am excited to express my interest in presenting a paper titled "Diasporic Networking and Economic Empowerment: Muslim Women in Refugee Camps." This paper delves into the involvement of Muslim women in diaspora communities in supporting economic empowerment initiatives within refugee camps in Indonesia. It also explores the transnational networks that facilitate these endeavors and their impact on the economic well-being of displaced populations in Indonesia.
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Dear Ni Made Frischa, <o:p></o:p>
I hope this finds you well! My name is Angie Tran; I teach global studies and political economy at California State University, Monterey Bay (USA). <o:p></o:p>
I'm excited to see the focus of your panel. Is your panel still open for another paper? I think my paper addresses these elements of your panel: Transnational Ties/Pandemic Experience/Agency. My paper is entitled "The Limits of Agency Against Structural Violence: Vietnamese Domestic Workers in Saudi Arabia and Beyond." Here is the abstract: <o:p></o:p>
I analyze the impacts of structural violence of the bilateral labor agreement (BLA) between Vietnam and Saudi Arabia and explore how the Vietnamese domestic women workers (of different ethnic groups) in Saudi Arabia resist the precarious conditions that are systematically imposed on them by the BLA, their forms of mobility, agency, strategies of contestation and the limits they face. I employ intersectional methodology, bringing in race/ethnicity, class and gender into the analysis, and using interview data with these women workers, while they were in Saudi Arabia and after they returned to Vietnam and elsewhere.<o:p></o:p>
Below is my contact information. Please let me know since the deadline is today, 8 November 2023! Thank you, Angie<o:p></o:p>
Dr. Angie Ngọc Trần, Ph.D. Professor, Political Economy [She/her/ella/cô (in Vietnamese)]<o:p></o:p>
Social Sciences and Global Studies Department <o:p></o:p>
California State University, Monterey Bay<o:p></o:p>
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