This book traces the ancient concept of sanctuary. It examines how the contemporary sanctuary city movement contributes to a hostile asylum regime by holding asylum seekers in a suspended state where rights are indefinitely deferred. At the same time, it explores myriad subversive practices challenging this waiting state.
Jennifer J. Bagelman is Temporary Assistant Professor in Geography at the University of Victoria, Canada, and SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Previously, she taught at the University of Durham, UK. Jennifer is currently researching the experiential geographies of emergency food provisioning within refugee camps.