Refugees' Stories


The RefugeesStories (formerly Refugee Oral History) aims to document unique experiences of displacement and migration of refugees and understanding them in relation to cities around the world.

Currently, we are working on a project in Jacksonville, Florida, which involves engagement of the community and refugees and educates the public of refugees’ presence and history. This project is expected to counterbalance the focus on Miami as a refugee destination and multicultural city within Florida.

Interested in sharing your own stories with us? Simply fill out this survey and we'll get back to you to schedule an interview with you.

Please feel free to contact us at or to learn more about our project or inquire about future partnerships with your organization or community.

Project Updates

1/14/2019: The book signing event was a success thanks to many of those who attended (thank you!). The three authors of the Handbook were recently interviewed on radio. Check out the link to stream the interview.

11/21/2018: We are holding a book signing event on 12/6 in Jacksonville, Florida for the handbook that's coming out in December 2018! You can RSVP here. Click here for more details.

9/25/2018: A video recording of our event on 9/20 at 6 pm Eastern Time (ET) is available here. The event also made headlines in The Alligator on 9/21. Click here to read the article.

9/17/2018: We have an event coming up on 9/20 at the University of Florida (UF) Pugh Hall (see the map below) at 6 pm on refugees in Florida that will feature the oral history interviews from Jacksonville. Come see the event! This event is supported by the Florida Humanities Council, UF Department of Urban & Regional Planning, Center for Humanities & Public Sphere, and Latin American Studies Center.

Our event was covered in an article that was just published by a student journalist at UF! Click here to find out more.

5/18/2018: We just started an emailing list! Please sign up here to stay updated on our latest news.

2/8/2018: We are now in the stage of securing funds and preparing interview protocols. If you would like to be considered for a volunteer position, please contact us by filling out and submitting this form online.