Today, we listen to the stories of Younes Younes and Halleh Ghorashi. How did they experience the Dutch social and political atmosphere? What role has engaged scholarship played in their lives? And, how can engaged scholarship contribute to addressing issues in regard to the inclusion and exclusion of refugees in society?

 

 

Welcome to "Narratives of Change", the (visual) podcast series of our research project "Engaged Scholarship and Narratives of Change". A project in which we explore the possibilities and challenges of engaged scholarship in the Netherlands, South Africa, and the United States of America. In this podcast series, we present and discuss real stories that invite reflection. Stories that make something visible that may not have been visible before. Stories that may be unsettling or uncomfortable, but aim to bring insight and hope.

Today, we listen to the stories of Younes Younes and Halleh Ghorashi. Younes and Halleh arrived in the Netherlands as refugees, respectively 5 and 33 years ago. They discuss generational differences and commonalities of arriving as a refugee in the Netherlands. How did they experience the Dutch social and political atmosphere? What role has engaged scholarship played in their lives? And, how can engaged scholarship contribute to addressing issues in regard to the inclusion and exclusion of refugees in society?

This conversation was recorded on November 12, 2020. More episodes of our podcast series can be found here.