Localized integration: Syrian refugee experience with German bureaucracy

About the speaker:
Morgan Etzel is doctoral student at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology at Ludwig Maximilian’s University Munich. His PhD concerns the experience of refugees from Syrian as they navigate the German bureaucratic ‘integration’ programs. Using ethnographic methods, his work aims to give a window into the transnational experience of Syrian’s with official refugee status who have lived in Germany since 2015 following the so-called European refugee crisis. His research project is supported by the Hans-Böckler Foundation.

He holds a Master in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies at the University Jaime I, UNESCO Chair for Peace, Spain. He studied Film and Television Production at the University of California’s School of Cinematic Arts.