A sneak peak into my Master’s Thesis: Human Needs, Refugees & Disability

I've been wanting to write a few blog posts about my thesis, but wasn't sure how to approach it. If you're interested in my program - Intercultural Conflict Management - read about it in my previous post. As I'm teaching a course at the Hochschule Darmstadt on Migration and Disability, the weekly prep has led…

Advertisements

Conference experiences – disability, comics and literature

I spent this past weekend back in Berlin. I had been meaning to visit some friends, but I also wanted to attend a conference called 'PathoGraphics - Stories of Illness/ Disability in Literature and Comics.' It was a mixture of being fascinating and way over my head. Needless to say, I really enjoyed it. I originally went…

A note on accessible cities

While living in Germany I've been able to experience the presence and lack of accessibility throughout Europe. Additionally, while writing my thesis on refugees with disabilities migrating to Berlin, I learned of new accessibility barriers. For example, the idea of urban planning for housing for refugees with disabilities. How do we create livable cities for…

Berlin this week – Mediation and Protests

I have been back in Berlin for almost 2 weeks. I went home for 2 weeks in March. This was actually a break between semesters rather than a spring break. So, last week I started my 2nd semester and have a very busy schedule. It was so nice to be home and relax and see…

Why I study Conflict Management

The recent events in Paris have made me think about why I'm studying conflict management. For starters, I'd like to say that I am by no means an expert on peace studies or global issues, but I don't think that's the point. I'm not here to become an expert, as there are so many global…