Posts tagged Dr. Susan Rottman
Sharing RESPOND Knowledge at the IMISCOE Annual Conference 2019

by Dr. Susan Rottmann | Özyeğin University

Some of the first findings of RESPOND were shared at one of the largest gatherings of migration researchers in Europe, the IMISCOE Annual Conference in Malmö, Sweden.

A major highlight was a workshop on the topic, “Gendered Experience of Migration and Vulnerabilities in Protection Regimes,” co-organized by Andreas Onver Cetrez and Sabine Hess.

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Theorizing Hospitality and Integration: Preliminary Insights from Research with Syrian Women in Istanbul

by Dr. Susan Rottman | Özyeğin University

“Eat more.  I know you can eat more,” Dana urges with a smile as she serves me a second helping of sautéed green, mint-shaped leaves, soaked in lemon juice and accompanied by tiny pieces of chicken.  The leaves are imported dried from Syria and taste like chewy Swiss chard seasoned with lemon-y black tea.  It is completely delicious, and I certainly do not mind a second helping.  Dana wants me to feel welcome and therefore does not believe my polite protestations of being full. Throughout my research for RESPOND in Istanbul, I was often treated to this exceptional hospitality in Syrian homes.

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