23 May 2024

Regional History talk: Young Refugees, Human Rights and Creativity

This presentation will outline a collaborative project between researchers at UWE Bristol and young refugees in Bristol to create a drama performance based on their experiences of coming to and living in the city.

The project seeks to explore how young refugees can use their creativity to amplify their voices and the roles of creative practice in human rights education.


Dr Elizabeth White, Associate Professor of Global History has published widely on childhood, youth and refugee history. Her current research project looks at the internationalisation of rights for children at the UN, culminating in the drafting of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in the 1970s and 80s.

Dr Emma Agusita, is a Senior Lecturer in Media Communications & Culture and a Creative Producer, who has led and worked on a wide range of socially engaged research projects. This work includes creative migration studies, which use visual, digital and collaborative approaches, such as using film and co-creative methods to explore the impacts of cross-border separation on partners and families affected by UK family immigration law.

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