Inaugural Pedro Arrupe Research Fellow talks about his research on hosting refugees

Earlier this year, Campion Hall established the Pedro Arrupe Research Fellowship in Forced Migration in collaboration with the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) and Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) International.

The inaugural Fellow, Cory Rodgers, is featured in the latest RSC annual report, where he talks about his research on the involvement of host communities in refugee programming. Specifically, he investigates how programmes designed to foster inclusivity and integration among refugees and hosts can in fact instigate political conflicts. As an anthropologist, his work focuses on an in-depth ethnographic case study of the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.

On his research experience Cory says: 

Campion Hall has provided an excellent community within which to pursue scholarship and advocacy on forced migration. I feel very at home with my work here, which I attribute in part to the Jesuits’ commitment to social justice, and moreover the legacy of the Jesuit Refugee Service in serving and accompanying those in need of asylum.

The Fellowship is named after Pedro Arrupe, a prominent Jesuit priest whose life’s work and humanitarian contributions, notably the founding of the Jesuit Refugee Service, embody Campion Hall’s commitment to serving those in need.

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