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Elizabeth Cullen Dunn

Elizabeth Cullen Dunn is Professor of Geography at Indiana University Bloomington.
An anthropologist and geographer, Professor Dunn studies refugees, internally displaced people, and asylum seekers. She has conducted research on forced migration for over a decade in the Republic of Georgia, Greece, Germany and the United States. Her most recent book, No Path Home: Humanitarian Camps and the Grief of Displacement focuses on the long-term effects of humanitarian aid on the people it purports to serve, and argues that humanitarian aid can trap people in perpetual uncertainty. Her current project, The Last Resort, looks at how airports, hotels, and other infrastructure built for tourist utopias have become a dystopian site of refugee housing. Her other work on migration has appeared in Science, American Ethnologist, Humanity, Ethnos, and other academic journals, and she also has written for wide audiences in Slate, Boston Review, and other public media. In addition, she serves on the board of two refugee-serving organizations, Exodus Refugee Immigration and the Bloomington Refugee Support Network.