SOAS University of London

Department of Development Studies

Karen Schouw Iversen

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Karen Schouw Iversen
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Thesis title:
Navigating humanitarian biopolitics: housing policies and desplazado protests in Bogotá (working title)
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PhD Research

The PhD researches protests by internally displaced persons in Bogotá around the issue of housing. More specifically, it aims to understand how such protests interact with the delivery of humanitarian aid in shaping internally displaced persons’ collective and individual identities, as well as their access to social, economic and political entitlements.


  • Forced Migration
  • Humanitarianism
  • Social Movements
  • Political Violence