Application Deadline for Activism in Multiethnic London: Refugees in Crisis

January 7, 2020
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Brick city wall with street art and a hand drawn London skyline behind

With the city of London as its focus, this Education Abroad course (ENGLISH 4554: English Studies and Global Human Rights) will explore global migration in the context of the current crisis around refugees. Framed around five key terms – migration, suspicion, crisis, exhaustion and fusion — we will study cultural representations (art, literature, film, theatre, exhibitions and photography) with an emphasis on London’s rich history of immigration and present emphases on national security. We will study national and international policies and debates and meet with London organizations that work with refugees. The application deadline for this course has been extended to Jan. 15, 2020. 

For specific information about eligibility, the application process, program cost, grants and scholarships, visit the Education Abroad course page or attend our final information session on Jan. 9 (Thursday) from 2-3 p.m. in Denney Hall, Room 311. If you are unable to attend the session and have questions, please email Puja Batra-Wells (

This course will be led by Wendy S. Hesford and Amy Shuman. Wendy S. Hesford is a professor of English and the faculty director of the Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme. Hesford is interested in the transformative role that critical human rights literacy plays in exposing the violence of representation, revealing hidden, repressed and silenced stories. Amy Shuman is a professor of English and specializes in narrative, literacy, political asylum, disability, food customs, feminist theory and critical theory.