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About Sara de Jong

Sara de Jong is the co-lead of the 'Justice, Borders, Rights' research stream and Research Fellow of the Research Area Citizenship and Governance at the Open University. She currently conducts research on the claims for protection, rights and settlement by Afghans and Iraqis who have worked for western military forces and development organisations, as well as on the activities and strategies of their supporters. In November 2017, she was invited to give oral evidence to the Defence Select Committee on Afghan locally employed civilians. Watch the session here.

Sara is a guest editor for the editorial partnership, 'Who are 'we' in a moving world?'. The Open University is one of the Tate Exchange Associates who programmed the week of events ‘Who Are We?’.

Articles by Sara de Jong

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Walid el Houri
Walid el Houri is lead editor of North Africa West Asia

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Afghan interpreters: belonging on the battlefield, exclusion from the nation?

The recent Windrush migration scandal poignantly illustrated the tensions between people’s sense of belonging to a country, societal recognition of that belonging, and legal status and access to social rights.

Arts, participation, exchange: who are 'we' in a moving world?

Can politics be more artful and art be more political? Here, we ask if art and digital communication can create new ways to talk about belonging, exclusion and responsibility.

Stealing stories for art: migration, voyeurism and the appropriation of injustice

In On a Wing and a Prayer, we cross London's Rotherhithe tunnel by foot, mirroring the journey of people like Abdul Haroun – arrested on arrival. Why are some rewarded for making such a journey, others incarcerated?

The rebirth of the East India Company: buy who you want to be

Intrigued by East India Company shops appearing in contemporary London, artist Laura Malacart shows that an Indian businessman buying the East India Company doesn’t yet constitute a final victory over empire.

We are all displaced

It is our sedentary bias, our belief that mobility and migration are the exception rather than the rule, which fuels this distrust of the mobile – but anyone can experience displacement.

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