Presenter: Hora Zabarjadi Sar (Confirmation milestone)

This study is an investigation into the epistemic presuppositions of refugees’ social identity reconstruction and how these epistemic assumptions enable or inhibit new-comers to productively integrate into the host community. Doing so, I will show that how hermeneutical injustice and epistemic oppression can affect the process of recreating identities in refugees. This research also investigates how policy can provide a just epistemic opportunity for refugees in order to help them to integrate into the host community and inspire them to be active citizens. Further, I intend to show that any failure in overcoming epistemic oppressions by specific policies may lead to emerging home grown epistemic extremism.