Ethiopian Displacements: A Prism

Ethiopian Displacements: A Prism

A Panel of Interconnections and Diversity: Population Movements in Ethiopia
Anais Maro (Queensland University of Technology)

Wag Himra: “Moving Because There’s Nothing”, Alice Corbet (CNERS)

Smuggling as a Knowledge Community, Teka Alenew (Addis Ababa University)

Displaced/Re-Placed: Online Oromo Pop Music, Anais Maro (Queensland University of Technology)

Going Back To Do Business In Your Country of Origin: Professional Identity of Entrepreneurs in Ethiopia, Constance Perrin-Joly (Paris 13)

Haunting Landscapes: Memories of Forced Villagization and the State of Emergency in Ethiopia
Young Su Park (Stanford University)

Landscape of the Arsi has been devastated by ruins of modernization experiments: land exploitation by Northern conquerors, forced resettlement and villagization, and the Addis Ababa Masterplan that brought the nationwide protest and the state of emergency in 2016. The Arsi Oromo people displace historical meanings, temporalities and political practices attached to haunted landscape. Inspired by hauntology, this study explores the return of collective trauma of massacre through the lens of displaced landscape charged with historical memories and potential for reimagining political alternatives.