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The Coup and the Camp: Myanmar’s Revolution and the Plight of the Rohingya
March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wed, March 22, 2023
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
NYU Wagner 295 Lafayette Street Mulberry Conference Room New York, NY 10012
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In this talk, Prasse-Freeman discusses his ongoing fieldwork from Cox’s Bazar refugee camps and the Thai/Burma border, exploring the effects of the ongoing revolution on the enduring issue of inter-ethnic relations. While Burmese people endorse the need to dismantle entrenched “Burmanization” – a term that denotes the domination of the country’s institutions by the majority Bamar ethnicity -Rohingya wonder whether any multiethnic future in the nation would actually include them.
Elliott Prasse-Freeman, Assistant Professor in the Sociology and Anthropology department at the National University of Singapore. His forthcoming monograph, Rights Refused: Grassroots Activism and State Violence in Myanmar (Stanford University Press, September 2023) is based on long-term fieldwork in Myanmar, spanning 2004 to the 2021 coup. Prasse-Freeman also has a book project in progress on Rohingya political subjectivity amidst dislocation and mass violence, work which takes him to Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Thailand.
Margaret Scott, Adjunct Associate Professor at the International Relations Program, New York University, and co-founder of NYSEAN
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