SOAS University of London

Dr Orkideh Behrouzan to Speak on "Trauma in the Context of Global Migration", livestream roundtable

4 March 2021

Dr Orkideh Behrouzan, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, will speak on a public roundtable, 'Trauma in the Context of Global Migration - Opening up an Analytical Field', on 4 March.

Hosted by the Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig) and the Stiftung Adam von Trott, Imshausen e.V., the roundtable will be held 04 March 2021, 19:00 - 20:30 CET, Online via Zoom

Since at least the long summer of migration in 2015 representations of migrants and refugees as traumatized masses have been omnipresent in European media and politics. They raise narratives and discourses of migrants and refugees as victims in need of help and mobilized the compassion and solidarity of a revitalized civil society. This roundtable discussion aims to closely examine the multiple dimensions that the association of (forced) migration with trauma entails. Bringing together social and cultural anthropologists with academic and practice psychologists it opens up the question whether trauma as a notion and analytical concept is suitable in the field of global migration to include historical and social contexts, describe individual experiences and agency or capture collective memories.

  • Dr Orkideh Behrouzan (Dep. of Anthropology and Sociology, SOAS University of London)
  • Prof Shahram Khosravi (Dep. of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University)
  • Dr Maria Belz (Network for Traumatised Refugees in Lower Saxony, NTFN)


  • Prof Margarete Boos (Department of Social and Communication Psychology, University of Göttingen)

For more information, please visit the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen website.