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Kelly A. Yotebieng

Kelly A. Yotebieng is a Fulbright fellow in Cameroon. She is currently finishing her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology as a United States Institute of Peace Randolph Jennings Scholar and Presidential Fellow at the Ohio State University. She also holds a Masters of Public Health from Tulane University and a Bachelors in Applied Medical Anthropology from the University of South Florida. Her research and applied work focuses on the roles of hope and risk in enduring hardship among urban refugees in Columbus, Ohio, and Yaoundé, Cameroon. She has spent over 14 years living and working in Central Africa on humanitarian, public health, and human rights issues, both as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon and a humanitarian and researcher in Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Rwanda, Burundi, Nigeria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She lives with her husband and two children in Columbus, Ohio. This is her first book.

Kelly A. Yotebieng
Author's Books
Hope on the Brinks: Dreams and Nightmares Crossing Borders

Much writing and popular media coverage of forced migration portrays refugees in a frame of helplessness and vulnerability. Focusing on the ‘suffering refugee’ obscures our ability to recognize the collective strength of refugee communities and how these strengths allow displaced persons to reor...

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