Abstrakt: The main objective of the present post-doctoral research is to conduct a comparative analysis of refugee shelters in Brazil, Colombia, Germany and Poland, aiming at identifying the forms of interpersonal conflicts, their generating causes and the existence of coping mechanisms. It also seeks to understand the construction of peaceful relations in the shelters and its influence on the conviviality within these spaces. In this work, "Refugee" refers to all individuals housed in shelters, regardless of their legal status. Through the comparative analysis between shelters in these four countries, the research attempts to discover similarities and differences in how refugees experience conflicts and peace, as well as to identify good practices that could contribute to more peaceful shelters in other parts of the world. In addition, it seeks to provide evidence-based policy recommendations on the employment of refugee shelters as a humanitarian response.
Fabricio Borges Carrijo: PhD in International Relations from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain and a photographer. He is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, where he is conducting the project “Peace and Conflict dynamics in Refugee Shelters (PCRS)”. His main research interests encompass Forced Migration and Refugee Studies, Visual Anthropology, Peace Studies, Decolonial/Post-Colonial epistemologies and Cultural Diplomacy. He holds a Master’s degree in International Peace, Conflict and Development Studies from the UNESCO Chair of Philosophy for Peace, University Jaume I, Spain and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the State University of São Paulo (UNESP), Brazil