Publications

How to Achieve the American Dream on an Immigrant’s Income

How to Achieve the American Dream on an Immigrant’s Income

By Jeffrey Ashe, Kim Wilson. The American Dream—being able to earn a good living, buy a home, send children to school, and build a life in the United States regardless of social stature or place of birth—is an aspiration for most who immigrate to the United States. While new immigrants ...

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No Sweat – If You Are a Woman

No Sweat – If You Are a Woman

By Madison Chapman, under the supervision of Kim Wilson

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Financial Biographies, Volume 1

Financial Biographies, Volume 1

By Kim Wilson. This collection of financial biographies traces the ways in which extra-continental refugees and migrants finance their journeys and manage money along the way. It also highlights the importance of friendships, both old and new, in making a journey possible. Additionally, communication tools like mobile phones, WhatsApp, or ...

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Tracing the Financial Journeys of Nepali Migrants

Tracing the Financial Journeys of Nepali Migrants

By Subin Mulmi, under the supervision of Kim Wilson

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What Can Hotels Teach Us about Smuggling?

What Can Hotels Teach Us about Smuggling?

By Maria Teresa Nagel, under the supervision of Kim Wilson

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Language Isolation on the Migrant Trail

Language Isolation on the Migrant Trail

By Charlie Bentley, under the supervision of Kim Wilson

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Origins Breed Commonalities, Camaraderie, and Conflict

Origins Breed Commonalities, Camaraderie, and Conflict

By Aastha Dua and Subin Mulmi, under the supervision of Kim Wilson

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“I’m the Everything”: The Overlooked Heroism of Refugee Youth in the United States

“I’m the Everything”: The Overlooked Heroism of Refugee Youth in the United States

By Julie Zollmann. Nine voluntary agencies have the official responsibility for resettling refugees into communities throughout the United States. They find their clients new housing, schools, and jobs. They help them get social security numbers and open bank accounts. They play an indispensable role in helping refugees settle into their ...

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Financial Integration of Refugees in Dallas, Texas

Financial Integration of Refugees in Dallas, Texas

By Julie Zollmann, Airokhsh Faiz-Qaisary, Kenza Ben-Azouz, Kim Wilson, and Radha Rajkotia. Refugees resettled in the United States are typically supported quite closely early in their transition as support agencies help them settle into new homes, open bank accounts, get their first jobs, and register their children in school. Agencies ...

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‘I followed the flood’: A Gender Analysis of the Moral and Financial Economies of Forced Migration

‘I followed the flood’: A Gender Analysis of the Moral and Financial Economies of Forced Migration

An article by Roxanne Krystalli, Allyson Hawkins, and Kim Wilson, published in "Disasters." What would a gender analysis of refugee crises reveal if one expanded the focus beyond female refugees, and acts of physical violence? This paper draws on qualitative research conducted in Denmark, Greece, Jordan, and Turkey in July ...

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The Financial Journey of Refugees: Evidence from Greece, Jordan, and Turkey

The Financial Journey of Refugees: Evidence from Greece, Jordan, and Turkey

A full report, executive summary, and a compendium of field notes, by Kim Wilson and Roxanne Krystalli. The Financial Journeys of Refugees investigates what money and financial transactions can reveal about the journeys and experiences of forced migration. We examine money as a key node of the displacement experience: fueling ...

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Financial Inclusion in Refugee Economies

Financial Inclusion in Refugee Economies

An essay by Kim Wilson and Roxanne Krystalli. Financial inclusion as a term and topic has become popular in humanitarian settings. A mounting global refugee crisis has brought financial access into the focus of donors and practitioners. In this paper, we ask questions that concern both donors and practitioners: Is ...

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