Keywords: Humanitarianism, development, forced migration, refugees, ethics, Middle East, NGOs, sovereignty, global governance, war, political anthropology, postcolonial theory, comparative ethnography, “studying up”
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Malay Firoz is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology and holds a master’s degree from the Department of Modern Culture and Media. His research explores the politics of humanitarian aid for Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon, using a comparative ethnographic lens to examine a recent turn within humanitarianism towards “resilience-based” approaches to aid. His project traces how the resilience paradigm draws humanitarian organizations into deeper entanglements with the policy priorities of asylum states, and analyzes the ethical implications of this paradigm for refugee rights and humanitarian principles of neutrality and independence.
B.A. (H) English, University of Delhi, 2008
M.A. Sociology, University of Delhi, 2010
M.A. Anthropology, Brown University, 2014
M.A. Modern Culture and Media, Brown University, 2019
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