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Department of Politics and International Studies

Ms 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)


Ferreri Veronica
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

My research aims to investigate the idea of the state from the perspective of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and understand in which ways they articulate it in light of their experiences of past and recent violence and displacement. This analysis is an attempt to further explore the pervasiveness of the state, its power to “inscribe” itself into people’s intimate lives and “structures of feeling even when the state is characterised by a vacuum of state power.

PhD Conferences

  • Postgraduate Conference “The Syrian Uprising: Drivers and Dynamics” organised by the Centre for Syrian Studies, University of Saint Andrews, June 2013. Paper’s title: The al-Assad Regime through a Diasporic Lens. Memories of violence, truth-telling and suffering among Syrians in London.


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