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Spring 2019

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Tunisia and Italy: Politics and Religious Integration in the Mediterranean


This research is a study of migrant conceptions of home and healing in Tunisia. It seeks to understand the ways in which migration, trauma, and healing interact as lived experiences for people who migrate for various reasons to Tunisia. Using past research from Terre d’Asile and Médecins du Monde, the research seeks to understand the main risk and protective factors of migrant mental health. The research is a qualitative study of the ways in which migrants identify with having experienced trauma and the healing practices they may have brought to or learned in Tunisia. It also hopes to build connections as to how displacement from a sense of home is degrading psychologically, while establishment of strong community ties is the main protective factor for migrant mental health.


African Languages and Societies | African Studies | Mental and Social Health | Migration Studies | Peace and Conflict Studies | Psychology | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Social Welfare


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