CMES Research Seminar: New Perspectives on Migration Patterns in Sudan in the Context of Climate Change
All warmly welcome!
Presentation by Fanny Christou, CMES, LUCSUS, Lund University
This seminar aims to explore the diversity of the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, through the scope of migration and in relation to climate change, focusing specifically on Tuti, an island located at the confluence of the Blue and White Nile. This analysis is part of a VR-funded research project entitled “Resilience in Urban Sudan (RUS): An Interdisciplinary Spatial and Temporal Study of Social Cohesion and Resilience to tackle the consequences of Climate and Environmental Change in Urban Khartoum”.
The RUS project is led by Malmö University in collaboration with LUCSUS at Lund University and the Institute of Environmental Studies (IES) of the University of Khartoum.
By introducing an historical background of the migration distribution in Sudan, this seminar will then focus on the recent migration patterns in Khartoum and provide with first empirical data collected on the ground dealing with current actions that are developed to face climate change. It will also aim to discuss and open perspectives on the role of migrants in Khartoum, questioning the sense of social cohesion that may occur to face environmental crisis.
Fanny Christou got her doctoral degree (PhD in Geography), with a thesis entitled “The political mobilisation’s territorialisation of Palestinian diaspora in Sweden”, in December 2017 in France (co-supervision between the University of Poitiers, Migrinter, the American University of Beirut and Sciences Po Paris) financially supported by different prestigious institutions in France (Foundation Poitiers University, Foundation of France, the Institute of Advanced Studies in National Defence) and in Sweden (Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University).
She has been awarded a one-year post-doctoral fellowship funded by the French Red Cross Foundation in October 2018, with a research project entitled: “Socio-cultural practices of the Palestinians in Germany in the field of social and solidarity economy: towards a new model of integration?”.
With her main research fields in migration studies, Fanny Christou is currently based at the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), as a post-doctoral researcher for the “Resilience in Urban Sudan” project granted by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), and co-funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (FORMAS).
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