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What does an ethics of care mean for knowledge mobilization in migration contexts? (webinar recording)

By: Marco Campana
November 29, 2020

In this webinar, the Refugee Research Network (RRN) explored the ways in which an ethics of care can complement dominant procedural ethics approaches to research and knowledge mobilization in migration contexts.

Applying principles from care ethics, presenters discuss opportunities and challenges that arose when trying to co-produce ethics documents with partners within and outside academia with differing experiences of migration. Drawing on the Canadian Ethical Considerations: Research with People in Situations of Forced Migration, the International Association for Forced Migration Studies’ Code of Ethics, and participants’ own experiences, the webinar concludes with a discussion around two key questions:

  1. To what extent can an ethics of care be practically applied in knowledge mobilization around migration issues?
  2. What are the ethical opportunities and constraints of co-ownership and co-authorship in politicized migration contexts?


Christina Clark-Kazak is Associate Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, current President of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration and immediate past Editor-in-chief of Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees. She has previously worked for York University, Saint Paul University, the Canadian government and the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers.

She has also served as President of the Canadian Associate for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, Acting Director of York University's Centre for Refugee Studies and Associate Principal (Research and Graduate Studies) at York's bilingual Glendon campus. Her research focusses on three areas: age discrimination in migration and development policy; political participation of young people in migration situations; and, interdisciplinary methodology in forced migration, conflict and development.

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