SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Veronica Ferreri

BA in Arabic and English Language and Culture (Genoa), MA in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies (Ca’ Foscari), MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies (SOAS)
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Ferreri Veronica
Department of Politics and International Studies

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Ms Veronica Ferreri
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Thesis title:
Creating a Syrian Subject, perceiving the Syrian State. Displacement, violence and fantasy of the state among Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
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PhD Research

This PhD research investigates how the relationship between the Syrian state and its “displaced” citizens (both entitled of the refugee status or not) shapes their life experiences in Lebanon and trajectories of future migration through official documents, national laws and governmental practices together with tactics of warfare and counterinsurgency.


Ferreri, V. “Review of Borders, Asylum and Global Non-Citizenship. The Other Side of the Fence”. Nordic Journal of Migration Research (forthcoming).


“’Trajectories of Lebanon’s Policy of Syrian Displacement’. Official Documents, violence and Syrians’ imaginaries of the Syrian State”.  Trajectories of Change Conference. ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius Centre, Hamburg. April 2015

’Khidan li-Adhan’. Walls have ears, even in the diaspora. Syrians in London”. Refugee Voices Conference. Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford. March 2014.

“The al-Assad Regime through a Diasporic Lens”. Postgraduate Conference The Syrian Uprising: Drivers and Dynamics. Centre for Syrian Studies, University of Saint Andrews. June 2013.



Forced displacement and migration, political violence, Middle East, transnationalism, politics of memory