• Being outside Afghanistan, Afghan Migration

Being outside Afghanistan

An interdisciplinary workshop exploring everyday experiences of social becoming, self‐construction and resource mobilisation among Afghans abroad

Being Outside Afghanistan

An interdisciplinary workshop

Venue: The Barn, St John’s College, University of Oxford

Date: 28-29 July, 2016

For further information please e-mail: info@afghanmigration.org


This two-day international, interdisciplinary workshop explored what migration and belonging mean to Afghans in diverse transitory and destination settings across the globe including Europe, North America, the Eastern Mediterranean and Iran. The workshop was unique in bringing together historical research on Afghan migration together with analyses of contemporary trends such as the recent ‘migration crisis’.

The workshop focused on processes of social becoming, self‐construction and resource mobilisation in contexts of exile and prolonged displacement, and was well-attended by an academic and non-academic audience.

The workshop was convened by Dr. Carolin Fischer (University of Neuchâtel), Dr. Esra Kaytaz (Coventry University) and Dr. Zuzanna Olszewska (University of Oxford) with the generous support of the St. John’s College Research Centre, the University of Oxford’s John Fell Fund, and the administrative support of the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography.

Keynote Speakers

Alessandro Monsutti

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Kristian Berg-Harpviken

Peace Research Institute Oslo