Date of Completion
Honors College Thesis
Global & Regional Studies Department
Honors College, College of Arts and Science Honors
Dr. Pablo Bose
Dr. Meaghan Emery
Dr. Jonah Steinberg
This project investigates the ways in which refuge and asylum seeker populations in France have been affected by the COVID-19 virus. I argue that refugees and asylum seekers in France are an already vulnerable population and this vulnerability was exacerbated during and as a result of COVID-19. My research stems from an array of scholarly articles, popular press, organization websites, and interviews I conducted with individuals in France who work with refugees and asylum seekers. I used my literature review, which looks at France’s history with national identity, xenophobia, and racism, as a framework in analyzing my data. My findings present the themes of restrictive mobility, accommodation, and fear and mistrust that refugees and asylum seekers have experienced during COVID-19. These findings support my argument that the vulnerability of refugees and asylum seekers in France is reinforced through systems of national identity, xenophobia, and racism, and COVID-19 brought attention to many of these vulnerabilities.
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Crosby, Alexandra, "France’s Asylum Seeker and Refugee Populations in the Age of the COVID-19 Global Pandemic" (2021). UVM Honors College Senior Theses. 398.