Mapping Syrian Refugee Border Crossings

Mapping Syrian Refugee Border Crossings

A critical, feminist perspective
Meghan Kelly | University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Nathaniel V. KELSO

October 15, 2015
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  1. Mapping Syrian Refugee Border Crossings:! A critical, feminist perspective Meghan

    Kelly | University of Wisconsin–Madison
  2. Introduction!

  3. Introduction!

  4. Introduction!

  5. Introduction!

  6. How can the cartographic portrayal of Syrian peoples’ border crossings

    be improved to better represent their experiences? ! Research Question!
  7. Borders studies Critical, feminist perspectives Mapping stories ! Literature Review!

  8. Borders studies Traditional Borders Non-traditional borders Literature Review!

  9. Borders studies Traditional borders How do we map them? !

    Literature Review! (Diener and Hagen, 2012; Agnew, 1994 and 2009; Yuval-Davis and Stoetzler, 2002; Rumford, 2012; Newman, 2011)
  10. Borders studies Traditional borders Dynamic Not homogenous Borders as areas

    Experienced and performed ! Literature Review! (Diener and Hagen, 2012; Agnew, 1994 and 2009; Yuval-Davis and Stoetzler, 2002; Rumford, 2012; Newman, 2011)
  11. Borders studies Non-traditional borders Invisible layers No geographic location Home,

    gender, money The body! Literature Review! (Antonsich, 2012; Nare, 2012; Samantrai, 2004)
  12. Part 1: Discourse and content analysis Part 2: Semi-structured interviews

    Part 3: Mapping ! Methods!
  13. Part 1: Discourse and content analysis Part 2: Semi-structure interviews

    Part 3: Mapping ! Methods!
  14. Part 3: Mapping! Mapping techniques Sequencing Line symbolization Experiential labeling

    Voice Layout ! Methods!
  15. Part 3: Mapping! Mapping techniques Sequencing Line symbolization Experiential labeling

    Voice Layout ! Methods!
  16. Part 3: Mapping! Mapping techniques Sequencing Line symbolization Experiential labeling

    Voice Layout ! Methods!
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  19. Part 3: Mapping! Mapping techniques Sequencing Line symbolization Experiential labeling

    Voice Layout Methods
  20. Part 3: Mapping! Mapping techniques Sequencing Line symbolization Experiential labeling

    Voice Layout ! Methods
  21. Part 3: Mapping! Mapping techniques Sequencing Line symbolization Experiential labeling

    Voice Layout ! Methods
  22. Methods Part 3: Mapping! Mapping techniques Sequencing Line symbolization Experiential

    labeling Voice Layout !
  23. Layout

  24. Layout

  25. Layout

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  27. Part 3: Mapping Amal’s Story ! Methods

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  29. “I had to make my wife and daughter flee the

    country toward UAE in May 2013” !
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  31. “The government managed to have a total siege over the

    Old City, which was the most active war zone then. I was no longer able to help over there.” !
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  33. “I received multiple threat letters, not only concerning myself, but

    also concerning my parents and my siblings. In fact, I was physically hurt in one incident.” !
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  35. “Eventually, the pressure piled so high on me, I had

    no other way to survive except running away, and so I did. I secretly managed to travel to Turkey...” !
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  37. “Although I physically moved out of the country, but my

    heart and soul remain attached there.” !
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  44. How can the cartographic portrayal of Syrian peoples’ border crossings

    be improved to better represent their experiences? ! Conclusions
  45. Thank you!! Meghan Kelly University of Wisconsin–Madison mkelly22@wisc.edu http://mappingborders.github.io/

  46. Special thanks to: Margaret Pearce and Terry Slocum University of

    Kansas, Department of Geography. Kollmorgen Graduate Research Grant AAG Cartographic Specialty Group. Master’s Thesis Research Grant.