Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster

Global Futures: Uncertainty, Displacement, Security

Risk Studies Reading List: Migrants and Refugees

This list compiles works the address the various risks experienced by refugees and migrants. This includes medical and health risks, challenges in settlement, and discrimination. The works on this list not only consider the ways in which migrants and refugees are framed as risk factors by states and institutions, but also considers the ways in which migrants and refugees assess and cope with risk themselves.

Afifi, T. D., Afifi, W. A., Callejas, M. A., Shahnazi, A., White, A., & Nimah, N. (2018). The functionality of communal coping in chronic uncertainty environments: The context of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. Health Communication.

Afifi, T. D., Afifi, W. A., Merrill, A. F., & Nimah, N. (2016). ‘Fractured communities’: uncertainty, stress, and (a lack of) communal coping in Palestinian refugee camps. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 44(4), 343-361.

Beiser, M. N., & Hou, F. (2006). Ethnic identity, resettlement stress and depressive affect among Southeast Asian refugees in Canada. Social science & medicine, 63(1), 137-150.

Cainkar, L., Abunimah, A., & Raei, L. (2004). Migration as a method of coping with turbulence among Palestinians. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 35(2), 229-240.

Carballo, M., & Nerukar, A. (2001). Migration, refugees, and health risks. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 7(3 Suppl), 556.

Cernea, M. M., & McDowell, C. (Eds.). (2000). Risks and reconstruction: Experiences of resettlers and refugees. The World Bank.

El-Khani, A., Ulph, F., Peters, S., & Calam, R. (2017). Syria: Coping mechanisms utilised by displaced refugee parents caring for their children in pre-resettlement contexts. Intervention, 15(1), 34-50.

El-Shaarawi, N. (2015). Living an uncertain future: Temporality, uncertainty, and well-being among Iraqi refugees in Egypt. Social Analysis, 59(1), 38-56.

Esses, V. M., Hamilton, L. K., & Gaucher, D. (2017). The global refugee crisis: Empirical evidence and policy implications for improving public attitudes and facilitating refugee resettlement. Social Issues and Policy Review, 11(1), 78-123.

Fazel, M., Reed, R. V., Panter-Brick, C., & Stein, A. (2012). Mental health of displaced and refugee children resettled in high-income countries: risk and protective factors. The Lancet, 379(9812), 266-282.

Husseini, A. S. (1996). Palestinian refugees in the West Bank and Gaza Strip: health= development. Medicine, Conflict and Survival, 12(2), 131-137.

Im, H., Ferguson, A. B., Warsame, A. H., & Isse, M. M. (2017). Mental health risks and stressors faced by urban refugees: Perceived impacts of war and community adversities among Somali refugees in Nairobi. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 63(8), 686-693.

Kramer, S., & Bala, J. (2004). Managing uncertainty: coping styles of refugees in western countries. Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work and Counseling in Areas of Armed Conflict, 2(1), 33-42.

Macken, S. (2018). Identity in protracted displacement: Exploring identity of Palestinian and Syrian refugees living in Lebanon. Aigne Journal, 7(1).

Parkinson, S. E., & Behrouzan, O. (2015). Negotiating health and life: Syrian refugees and the politics of access in Lebanon. Social Science & Medicine, 146, 324-331.

Puar, J. (2007). Terrorist assemblages: Homonationalism in queer times. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

Schiltz, J., Vindevogel, S., Derluyn, I., & Vanderplasschen, W. (2019). Uncertainty in situations of forced displacement: A critical interpretative synthesis of refugee literature. Population, Space and Place, 25(3), e2194.

Szaflarski, M., & Bauldry, S. (2019). The effects of perceived discrimination on immigrant and refugee physical and mental health. Advances in Medical Sociology, 19, 173.

Yakushko, O., Watson, M., & Thompson, S. (2008). Stress and coping in the lives of recent immigrants and refugees: Considerations for counseling. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 30(3), 167.

Zbidat, A., Georgiadou, E., Borho, A., Erim, Y., & Morawa, E. (2020). The perceptions of trauma, complaints, somatization, and coping strategies among Syrian refugees in Germany: A qualitative study of an at-risk population. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(3), 693.

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