Title

Of bodies and borders: Syrian migration to Egypt through Sudan

Abstract

This research explores Syrian migration movements to Egypt through the Sudanese smuggling route. By grappling with notions of sovereignty, critical geography, mobile subjectivities, and modes of governance, the thesis unpacks the recent flux on the route through describing the journey itself, as well as the way different bodies cross the border and settle. Through the multiple sites the research was conducted in, it seeks to contribute to growing discussions surrounding new understandings of migration. The thesis followed and traced the migration journey, from its beginnings in Khartoum, through Aswan, and ending in Cairo using various methodologies- namely: engaged ethnography and participant observation. Through these diverse methods, it asks, how are Syrians navigating the border, how have such movements changed the border, what categorizations emerge with the embodied experience of crossing the border, and finally, how has the Egyptian and Syrian social in Cairo adjusted to absorb the recent Syrian flux?

Department

Center for Migration and Refugee Studies

Degree Name

MA in Migration & Refugee Studies

Date of Award

2-1-2019

Online Submission Date

September 2018

First Advisor

Rieker, Martina

Committee Member 1

Heck, Gerda

Committee Member 2

Sabea, Hanan

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

68 p.

Rights

The author retains all rights with regard to copyright. The author certifies that written permission from the owner(s) of third-party copyrighted matter included in the thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study has been obtained. The author further certifies that IRB approval has been obtained for this thesis, or that IRB approval is not necessary for this thesis. Insofar as this thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study is an educational record as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 USC 1232g), the author has granted consent to disclosure of it to anyone who requests a copy.

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Comments

American University of Cairo

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