Cultures of expertise: Academics in exile and their role in the future food security agenda for Syria (SyrianFoodFutures)

Lead Research Organisation: University of Edinburgh
Department Name: The Roslin Institute

Abstract

Aims: The SyrianFoodFutures project aims to establish a network of diverse expertise between Syrian, Turkish & UK researchers, practitioners & decision-makers so that local cultural & technical knowledge & experience can be incorporated into socio-economic development & reconstruction programmes to ensure a successful transition away from humanitarian provision of short-term food supplies & agriculture inputs towards long-term contingency planning for food security & adequate nutrition.

The Challenge: Sustainable Development Goal attainment is severely compromised not only in fragile & conflict-affected countries (FCAS, such as Syria) but also in LMIC countries which host their refugee populations (such as Turkey, Jordan & Lebanon). Under conditions of protracted conflict, food production, availability, distribution & consumption is compromised with attendant effects on food insecurity & malnutrition. There is also extensive loss of in-country human & intellectual capital as academics are displaced from high risk areas as a matter of safety & security. Local knowledge, connection & expertise offered by Syrian academics in exile in the Levant is a major part of Syria's intellectual & cultural capital that has so far, been largely ignored by the intelligence gathering & analysis activities informing humanitarian responses to the crisis. Furthermore, certain cultures of expertise (such as the arts & humanities) are often de-prioritised by decision-makers & funding bodies in favour of investments in projects which improve physical capital (infrastructure, technology & agricultural inputs) & natural resources to address immediate humanitarian food & health security needs. As a result, relevant, context-specific intelligence & expertise may be neglected or excluded from IGO, NGO- or government-led social & development programmes. The consequences are that some interventions may not be compatible with consumption habits, local practices, or growing conditions; agricultural inputs (such as new cultivars) may be supplied in advance of suitability testing & without knowledge of any long-term unintended consequences on local species.

Anticipated Outcomes: This project will strengthen partnerships between UK researchers at the Universities of Edinburgh, Kent & Aberdeen, & Syrian academics Council for At-Risk Academics (Syria Programme) who are living in Syria & in exile in Turkey, Jordan & Lebanon. It will facilitate opportunities to build trusted relationships between scientists, academics & decision-makers to promote integration of cultural & technical knowledge & expertise in international decision-making & strategy development efforts for long-term future of Syria. We will use foresighting approaches (e.g. scenario planning) to create a platform for dialogue between diverse groups of stakeholders, in which we will explore a diverse set of plausible long-term futures for agriculture & food production in Syria. This will allow us to co-construct sustainable, locally-informed strategies for research & education to meet future needs. This approach will be informed & grounded by foundation research led by Syrian academics (from the arts & humanities & agriculture & food security networks within the Cara Syria Programme) to explore the history & impact of cultural & religious practice on agriculture & food production, preparation & consumption through different disciplinary lenses - including Syrian folklore & music. This will be complemented by ethnographic research about the impact of the conflict on current food environments (in Syria, Turkey, Jordan & Lebanon). The Syrian Humming Project will seek to commemorate the accompanying emotional & psychological aspects of food (in)security through an interactive online soundscape developed from a collection of hums & related ethnographic narratives from displaced Syrian communities so that these collective memories, will not be forgotten in the future.

Planned Impact

The SyrianFoodFutures project aims to mitigate the attendant effects of the loss of intellectual capital from Syria & exclusion from decision-making processes, as a result of the internal & external displacement of Syrian academics. The impacts of this project will therefore be felt most by Syrian academics living in exile, primarily in Turkey, Jordan & Lebanon but also by those who remain in Syria.

Our project will foster & enable future opportunities for Syrian academics by facilitating professional connections, collaboration, continued academic development & contribution whilst in exile through: 1) documentation & curation of local knowledge about the practical, cultural & emotional impacts of the conflict on food access, production & preparation; 2) building of local interdisciplinary research capacity & expertise in foresighting & strategic planning techniques; 3) creation of sustainable networks of expertise between Syrian academics & practitioners with other UK researchers, practitioners & cross-boundary public-private organisations involved in food security & global health governance.

This project will explore the future of food security in Syria by integration of different disciplinary perspectives on the history of agriculture, food production, preparation & consumption, through the lens of Syrian folklore, religion & music. We will identify knowledge gaps about perceived emotional, cultural & historical importance of the role of agriculture in Syria's post-conflict development process; identify impacts on Syrian stakeholders & similarities & differences in their future vision for agriculture development; explore stakeholder attitudes & preferences about different types of education & training programmes for Syrian producers; & identify barriers to uptake for different types of interventions to improve agricultural & food security. In doing so, we will develop a scientifically robust and sustainable evidence-base which offers opportunities for this newly-established UK-Syria-Turkey research consortium to build sustainable long-term research projects (which are well-aligned with Syrian priorities) and horizon-scan for suitable future funding sources.

Project outputs will include:academic peer-reviewed publications in high impact interdisciplinary journals; reports for foundation research projects & the scenario planning workshop which will be targeted to different stakeholder audiences; a sound archive of music & hums of tunes related to food production & consumption & accompanying ethnomusicological narratives which can be explicated to explore different dimensions of the impact of the conflict on food security. We will also host an end-of-project symposium to showcase outcomes of the research, invite keynote contributions from other researchers & open the network to new members and funding opportunities.

The outputs of this food security research should be of interest to local & international NGOs/IGOs working in food & health security (e.g. Minbuza, SHAFAK, SECD, SADAD, FAO, DFID etc.). Our UK-Syria-Turkey research consortium includes the Cara Syria Programme & its network of more than 300 Syrian academics in the region & in Syria. Through Dr. Shaher Abdullateef (Cara Syria) we have links to a large network of Syrian expertise in livestock, crop & soil science as well as a wider community of arts & humanities disciplines (including history, law, literature & anthropology). Together, we will build local capacity in foresighting expertise (i.e. scenario-planning) which will be of long-term use to Syrian academics who are/will be working with local and international IGO/NGOs & other stakeholder & industry groups involved in contingency planning & long-term strategic planning. The scenario-planning process itself, offers unique opportunities for dialogue, mutual learning and knowledge sharing between diverse groups of stakeholders (who may or may not have equal agency).
 
Title May God Bless the Hand that Works": Stories from Displaced Syrian Farmworkers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. One Health FIELD Network 
Description "May God Bless the Hand that Works": Stories from Displaced Syrian Farmworkers during the COVID-19 Pandemic tells the stories of displaced Syrian agricultural workers in the Middle East during the COVID-19 pandemic. This graphic novel is based on remote, semi-structured interviews and visual ethnographic "work diaries" with 80 Syrian agricultural workers in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, and northwestern Syria between November 2020 and January 2021, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The novel tells the stories of Syrian men, women, and children working in agriculture in the Middle East, as well as those of Syrian agricultural intermediaries and employers. In telling their stories, we hope to bring attention to the struggles and resilience of displaced Syrian farmworkers, whose labour is highly precarious and largely invisible. The graphic novel was designed and illustrated by Sophia Neilson, a Scottish artist with a study background in Social Anthropology. You can learn more about Sophia's work at @soofillustrates on Instagram and Twitter. The novel was written by Mackenzie Klema and Dr Ann-Christin Zuntz, based on interviews conducted by Dr Shaher Abdullateef, Dr Salim Faisal Alnabolsi, and Dr Esraa Almashhour. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact The graphic novel is an output of the Refugee Labour under Lockdown Project, a UK AHRC and Modern Slavery PEC-funded research project led by Dr Ann-Christin Zuntz at the University of Edinburgh. 
 
Title Syrian Food Diaries Exhibition: Displaced Life in the time of COVID-19 
Description Syrian Food Diaries Exhibition: Displaced Life In the time of COVID-19, a pilot online exhibition to share with the public the challenges and difficulties that the Syrian refugee communities are experiencing in facing the pandemic. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Engagement with displaced Syrian communities affected by conflict and war. 
URL https://www.onehealthfieldnetwork.org/food-diary-exhibition
 
Title Syrian Humming Project 
Description The efficiency & performance of any decision-support system is not entirely based on technical outputs. The "felt" (emotional & psychological) experience is also critical to improving implementation & uptake of any interventions as such interventions related to food are emotional tasks. This work focused on the experiences of Syrian academics & their families in the context of three community sites in Turkey, Jordan & Lebanon. As in the previous humming projects undertaken by the artist (Suk-Jun Kim), the aim for this work is to explore, share, & commemorate personal & collective memories with a particular focus on food culture in Syria through the collection of hums & related stories from the displaced Syrian communities. "Hums are never just about songs. They are always more about stories, memories, feelings of you and me. When we asked displaced Syrian families to share with us their hums of songs and tunes about food and meals, their hums were more than about food. They were for people with whom they shared meals. These are hums for homesickness, love, working in the field, trading, raising chicken, preparing meals, having coffee, religious devotion, love for the nation and their people, nostalgia and commemoration, and their particular challenges during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic." 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Engagement with displaced Syrian communities affected by conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic. 
URL http://syrianhummingproject.com
 
Title Voices from the Syrian Academic Community: Unique local insights & contributions to research, policy and practice', 
Description A cultural event within the 5-day online Cara Syria Programme Symposium (6-10 Dec. 2021) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCh8cllOvVI 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact Outreach and dissemination of the Syrian Humming project 
URL https://youtu.be/RCh8cllOvVI
 
Description The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the current food security situation in Syria.
- There has been a three-fold increase in the proportion of surveyed Syrian households reporting poor food consumption since May 2020.
- Many Syrians have had to employ one or more coping strategies to manage their food intake, including limiting portion size or reducing the frequency of meals.
- COVID-19 has created complex interactions between food security and mental health of displaced Syrians.
- The current COVID-19 crisis has also exacerbated ongoing precarious working and living conditions that many Syrians have coped with for almost a decade, and jeopardizes individual and community-based coping mechanisms that have otherwise kept their heads above water.

- From an academic perspective, the novel remote ethnographic research methods which we employed in this study, in 2020 as a result of COVID-19, have improved quality of outputs in at least three ways: identification of unanticipated new research themes (including remote ethnography); access to new field sites, including inside Syria and in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, which has strengthened the comparative perspective of our study; creation of new digital outputs (e.g. virtual food diaries archive).
Exploitation Route It is too early to say as this work is still ongoing.

Our preliminary work in this project (and its companion project: From the Field) has highlighted essential links between food security and mental health as they have manifested among Syrians. A future focus should be on the non-communicable diseases that can proliferate under the cover of Covid-19.

Our project outcomes have already informed another successful funding application to the AHRC rapid call on COVID 19's impact on modern slavery.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Education

URL https://www.onehealthfieldnetwork.org/syrianfoodfutures
 
Description Research findings have informed teaching, e.g. through our social science hackathon for postgraduate students in October 2020 (https://www.onehealthfieldnetwork.org/displacement-and-covid19-hackathon). We have built new partnerships with development organisations in the Middle East (e.g. Development Workshop) with a strong impact orientation. We have been invited to join the Global Alliance on War. Conflict and Health https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WEXI3ok4j2IRSI1EwK_ieIlAEYY6DdM6/view
First Year Of Impact 2020
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink
Impact Types Cultural,Societal

 
Description Displacement and modern slavery: Syrian agricultural labour under lockdown
Amount £90,989 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/V009087/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 04/2021
 
Description FIELD SONGS - How can Syrian refugees' intangible cultural heritage inform innovative approaches to sustainable development in the Middle East?
Amount £123,764 (GBP)
Funding ID AH/W006502/1 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2021 
End 10/2022
 
Description GCRF Impact Internal Fund by the University of Aberdeen: £10K awarded to develop a follow-up project to collaborate with six Syrian artists in Turkey, France, and Scotland.
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Aberdeen 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2021 
End 12/2021
 
Description GCRF Travel Fund: Syrian Women in Agriculture
Amount £1,590 (GBP)
Funding ID TPF_09 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2019 
End 07/2021
 
Description Internal Funding to Pump-priming Interdisciplinary Research and Impact by the University of Aberdeen (£4313) and Creative Funding by Aberdeen City Council (£8314) to develop an international network of artists to tackle issues of equality, diversity
Amount £4,313 (GBP)
Organisation University of Aberdeen 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 03/2022
 
Description SFC-GCRF Covid-19 Fund: From the FIELD: lmpacts of COVID-19 on lives and livelihoods of Syrians living in the Levant
Amount £32,122 (GBP)
Funding ID COV_02 
Organisation Government of Scotland 
Department Scottish Funding Council
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2020 
End 07/2020
 
Description 6 - 10 December 2021: Cara Syria Online Symposium: 'Voices from the Syrian Academic Community: Unique local insights & contributions to research, policy and practice.' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online symposium showcasing the work in the Syrian Food Futures project, among other activities. Special session dedicated to the Syrian Humming project.
Information available at https://www.cara.ngo/cara-syria-symposium-voices-from-the-syrian-academic-community-unique-local-insights-contributions-to-research-policy-and-practice/

English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc77fySjeRc
Arabic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVXLALexHag
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.cara.ngo/cara-syria-symposium-voices-from-the-syrian-academic-community-unique-local-ins...
 
Description Calia, C., Boden, L., Burke, J., Abdullatteef, S., Azar, M., Abi-Habib, J. (November- 2021). Mental Health Of Displaced Syrians During Covid-19 - Developing Ethical Methods, Concepts And Processes. Global Forum on Bioethics in Research on "Ethical issues arising in research with people with mental health conditions". Toronto. Canada 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Conference presentation - stimulating debate and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Calia, C., Burke, J., Guerra, C., Amos, A., Boden, L., Grant, L., Reid, C. (September 2021). Theory and praxis for the ethics of conflict-related field research. CRS Conference. Beyond Polarization? Healing Divides and Seizing Opportunities in Conflict Research and Practice. Online https://conflictresearchsociety.org/call-for-papers-2021/ 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Conference presentation - sparking debate and discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Calia, C., on behalf of ONeHealthFieldNetwork (2021). Council for At-Risk Academics - CARA Symposium. i. "The Relationship Between Food Insecurity and Mental Health Among Syrian Refugees" ii. "Maximising meaningful and impactful mental health research for Syrian refugees during Covid-19 - co-creation, local relevance and ethical practice". Online- Istanbul, Turkey. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Knowledge exchange and dissemination as part of the Cara seminar programme series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Domino effects of COVID-19 on Syrian agricultural livelihoods in the Middle East", Presentation by Dr Ann Zuntz to Circuits of Production, Crisis and Revolt: The Environment and Capital in the Middle East and North Africa Workshop, 2 July 2020, Leiden University. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation to international academic community in Middle Eastern Studies; as a result, Dr Ann Zuntz was invited to contribute an academic article to a special issue on political ecologies in the Middle East in Middle Eastern Critique (publication expected in 2023)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Hackathon: COVID-19 and displaced Syrians' Livelihoods in the Middle East 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact On 16 October, 2020, the From the Field team hosted a virtual "social science hackathon" to celebrate World Food Day 2020 and the launch of the University of Edinburgh's new Health and Migration Research Network, a group of researchers from across the University studying the sociopolitical links between public health and migration.

As part of this hackathon, postgraduate students in programmes as diverse as international development, global food security and nutrition, and medical anthropology followed the life cycle of a multidisciplinary research project during the pandemic. Working in small thematic groups with real-life data gathered through the From the Field project on the impact of COVID-19 measures on agricultural livelihoods of displaced Syrians in the Middle East, each student group was tasked with analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, including household surveys and visual ethnographic data in Excel and NVivo.

This rapid-fire online workshop gave students the opportunity to engage with cross-disciplinary issues such as forced displacement, livelihoods, food security, health, and gende
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.onehealthfieldnetwork.org/displacement-and-covid19-hackathon?rq=hackathon
 
Description Launch of the University of Edinburgh Health and Migration Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Health & Migration Research Network was formally launched on World Food Day 2020 (16 Oct) with a 'Hackathon' on 'COVID-19 and displaced Syrians Livelihoods in the Middle East' in collaboration with Syrian Food Future's From the Field project and colleagues at the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.san.ed.ac.uk/edcma/edcma_networks/health_and_migration_research_network2
 
Description One Health FIELD Network website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We designed a portal to house the Syrian Food Futures project work and outcomes, and associated funding activities and events. The website has had 906 unique visitors, 3.6k total visits, 473 visitors from the UK followed by visitors from Turkey (n=157) and the US (n=126).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.onehealthfieldnetwork.com
 
Description Please join us for dinner - How hospitality codes shape remote ethnography with Syrian refugees in the Middle East, Subversive and Sustainable Hospitality: Religious and Non-Religious Approaches Online Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Workshop to discuss Syrian refugee crisis; extend professional networks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Please join us for dinner - How hospitality codes shape remote ethnography with Syrian refugees in the Middle East, Subversive and Sustainable Hospitality: Religious and Non-Religious Approaches Online Workshop, 18 Sept, University of Bristol. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Engagement activity about Syrian conflict
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Please join us for dinner - rewiring power relationships between ethnographer and ethnographic "subjects" through remote research", Being 'Here', Researching 'There': Reflecting on Spatial and Temporal Remoteness in Ethnography Workshop, 3 Dec, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Workshop on syrian crisis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Podcast by Dr Ann Zuntz for the podcast series 'Planting Seeds of Change', University of Edinburgh's Food Security and Sustainability Society, will be published in April 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Podcast by Dr Ann Zuntz for the podcast series 'Planting Seeds of Change' on food security in humanitarian settings, organised by the University of Edinburgh's Food Security and Sustainability Society, will be published in April 2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Recorded lecture and interview by Dr Ann Zuntz for webinar series on "Mobile Humanitarians", jointly with Allegra Lab, March 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Recorded lecture and interview on findings and outputs of this project for a webinar series on "Mobile Humanitarians", jointly with Allegra Lab, which will appear in March/April 2022. Allegra Lab is the world-leading website in Public Anthropology, and the recording can reach a huge international audience of anthropologists and anthropology students.

This webinar series explores the relationship between mobility and humanitarianism. Anthropologists and historians have defined humanitarianism as concern and action assisting a distant Other. Having developed into a thriving field, the study of humanitarianism has extensively examined underlying ethical frameworks as well as transforming social and institutional relationships. At the same time, the different dimensions of distance and ways of overcoming them remain an open question. Moving beyond the notion of geographic or cultural distance as a requirement of humanitarianism, contributions to this webinar explore the mobility of people, ideas and things from local settings of aid to international humanitarian organizations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Refugees in global capitalism", Comparative Forced Migration and Refugee Studies - reflexive, postcolonial, international workshop, 29 Sept 2021, Presentation by Dr Ann Zuntz to Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer Workshop. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Knowledge exchange to international academic community in Forced Migration Studies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Shaher Abdullateef - Syrian Agrifood systems post 2011: Case studies of food security in NW Syria 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Seminar given by Shaher Abdullateef to Masters and PhD students at the university of Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description The Spatiotemporal Politics of Displacement, A panel conversation featuring Shahram Khosravi, Ann-Christin Zuntz, and Karam Yahya on the politics of time and space in displacement, Institute for Global Sustainable Development, Sheffield University, 25 Jan 2022 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The Institute for Global Sustainable Development (IGSD) at the University of Sheffield organised a panel event on the spatiotemporal politics of displacement with Professor Shahram Khosravi (Stockholm University), Dr Ann-Christin Zuntz (University of Edinburgh), and Karam Yahya (Humboldt University Berlin), three important scholars who have contributed to understandings of both space and time in displacement. Drawing from the panellists' research and lived experiences of displacement, the panel examined temporal themes, such as waiting and uncertainty, alongside spatial themes, such as border crossings and humanitarian spaces.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description The impact of the spread of the COVID-19 on Syrians - Panel 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ACDP (Syrian Academic Expertise NGO) held an online panel to discuss The impact of the spread of the COVID-19 on Syrians in Syria and exile.
The panel focused on the impact of COVID-19 on employment and income opportunities, livelihoods and food security.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acdps.org/en/the-impact-of-the-spread-of-the-covid-19-on-syrians-panel-1/
 
Description Unfree labour & refugee workers in Middle Eastern agriculture - Findings from the Refugee Labour under Lockdown project", CBRL lecture by Dr Ann Zuntz, 1st Dec, CBRL British Institute Amman. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture to international academic community in Middle Eastern Studies, and humanitarian practitioners in the Middle East and globally
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aX9PG39EEU
 
Description We complain to God, then to the shaweesh - Rethinking unfree labour through the study of refugee workers in Middle Eastern agriculture", Presentation by Dr Ann Zuntz at the Refugee hosting in the Arab world workshop, 3rd Nov 2021, Sciences Po Paris 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Academic workshop - academic networking and dissemination of academic outputs to international academic audience from Forced Migration Studies; there are two tangible outputs: first, Dr Ann Zuntz was invited to present study findings at an international conference with academics and policymakers involved in the Syrian refugee response at NYU Abu Dhabi in November 2022; second, Dr Ann Zuntz was invited to contribute a book chapter entitled "Beyond the "right to work": redrawing the axes of refugee labour" to an edited volume "Refugee hosting in the Arab world", ed. by Dawn Chatty and Tamirace Fakhoury.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description We complain to God, then to the shaweesh - Rethinking unfree labour through the study of refugee workers in Middle Eastern agriculture", Presentation to University of Edinburgh's Social Anthropology Seminar by Dr Ann Zuntz, 4th Feb 2022, University of Edinburgh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact University seminar - dissemination and knowledge exchange to international academic community in Anthropology of Development
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/news-events/event/we-complain-god-then-shaweesh-rethinking-unfree-labour-th...