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UReCA: The NCHC Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative Activity, 2021, pages 101-122
Critical research titled Queer Refugee Experience: An Inquiry into the Studies of Transnationalism and its Relationship to the Livelihood of Syrian Refugees who Identify as LGBTQ+ and have Migrated to Turkey by Anne Frances Bennett in UReCA: The NCHC Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative Activity, 2021, pages 101-122.
This paper will explore the missing elements of the studies of transnationalism by analyzing the vulnerable identities, inclusive exclusions, and states of exception of LGBTQ+, Syrian refugees migrating to Turkey. Since the Syrian Refugee Crisis began, masses of migrants have escaped to Turkey in search of freedom, especially those who are queer. Despite hopes of a better life, the rising conservatism across Turkey has allowed persistent intolerance to flourish. Many aspects of transnationalism’s academia are riddled with reductive binaries that overlook the multifaceted experiences of LGBTQ+ Syrians, before and after they arrive in Turkey.