Accounts gathered by Nasir Uddin from the Rohingyas living in Ukhia and Teknaf unfold the horrible ways they were dealt with as if they were lesser than human beings what Uddin terms “subhuman” life. This talk presents the first-hand narratives of the Rohingya refugees, the voices of the victims, in the broader spectrum of statelessness, refugeehood and human rights in the world.
Nasir Uddin is a cultural anthropologist based in Bangladesh, and Professor of Anthropology at Chittagong University. Uddin studied and carried out research at the University of Oxford, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), the London School of Economics (LSE), Heidelberg University, VU University Amsterdam, Ruhr-University Bochum, Delhi School of Economics (DSE), the University of Hull, Kyoto University, and the University of Dhaka. His research interests include refugees, statelessness, and citizenship; state in everyday life and transborder movements; indigeneity and identity politics; the Rohingyas; the Chittagong Hill Tracts; and South Asia more general. His latest edited book is “Deterritorialised Identity and Transborder Movement in South Asia” (Springer, 2019 (co-edited with Nasreen Chowdhory). His forthcoming book is “The Rohingya: A Case of Subhuman” (Oxford University Press, 2019).
This event is cosponsored by: SIPA Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy Concentration; Institute for the Study of Human Rights; Global Cultural Studies; Weatherhead Institute for East Asian Studies; Institute for Comparative Literature and Society