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The Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education has curated four special issues of EuropeNow, the digital platform for the Council of European Studies (CES). These issues have featured the work of Vassar faculty, students, and alums. Those issues, as well as the individual contributions from the Vassar community, are listed below.

Hear Lauranne Wolfe ’20 discuss having her research published in issue 30 of EuropeNow.

Migration, Displacement, and Higher Education: Now What?

Matthew Brill-Carlat, Maria Höhn (Vassar College), and Brittany Murray (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) have compiled an edited collection of essays, Migration, Displacement, and Higher Education: Now What? that will be published in Spring 2021 with Palgrave Press. The collection of essays is a timely tool kit to guide how educators rethink teaching and community-engaged learning in response to global challenges presented by forced migration, climate change, and now, epidemics like COVID-19. The book seeks to answer a set of related questions: How are educators and learners developing the competencies, infrastructure, and relationships to respond effectively to forced migration? How has the effort to expand access to education in turn enriched higher education curriculum, a curriculum enhanced by refugee knowledges, community-engaged learning models, and interdisciplinary approaches?

Global Trends in Orthodox and Traditional Treatment of Selected Infectious and Non-infectious Diseases is a book published in February 2021 by Funmilola A. Ayeni (a scholar previously hosted at Vassar by the Institute for International Education, the Consortium on Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education, and Vassar College) and seven of her Vassar students: Emily Longo ’21, Connor McShaffrey ’21, Alexis Alexander ’22, Rayya Brooks ’23, Kathryn Burke ’20, Clare Padrick ’23, and Yura Kim ’22. The book examines the age-long conflict between orthodox or traditional medicines for disease and the use of traditional medical treatment in various parts of the world for selected infectious (malaria, tuberculosis, cholera) and non-infectious (cancer, infertility, hypertension) diseases.