Martine Zeuthen

Biography

Martine Zeuthen is a social anthropologist who spent seven months in 2008/9 in the suburbs of Damascus living with and conducting research on Iraqis refugees. Her M.A. thesis, prepared at the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, is entitled “'Will we see light at the end of the tunnel?'” In it, she examines how Iraqi refugees manage everyday life, access assistance, and struggle to maintain livelihoods in what they perceive as a temporary situation. During her stay in Damascus, Martine worked with the Danish Centre for Culture and Development initiating and managing after-school activities for Iraqi and Palestinian refugee children. One of the project’s aims was to work on social rehabilitation between the host- and refugee populations. She is currently collaborating with the UK-based Overseas Development Institute for a project on urban displacement that includes Syria as one of its case studies.


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