This is a conversation with Dana Moss, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame and the author of the book “The Arab Spring Abroad: Diaspora Activism against Authoritarian Regimes.” This is episode 96 of The Fire These Times podcast.
- How Yemeni, Libyan and Syrian diasporas in the US and UK reacted to the Arab Spring
- Risks of protesting in the diaspora
- Government responses to diaspora pressures and activism
- Personal insights from my own experience
- Why diasporas are still undervalued
- Impostor’s syndrome and survivor’s guilt
- Diasporas are not homogeneous
- The Interpol problem
- Legacy of the Arab Spring
- Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War by Leila Al-Shami and Robin Yassin-Kassab
- We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria by Wendy Pearlman
- The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar
- The War on the Uyghurs: China’s Internal Campaign against a Muslim Minority by Sean R. Roberts
- Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia by Alexander Cooley and John Heathershaw
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