Graduation Year


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Open Access Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Science, Technology and Society

Reader 1

Nancy Williams

Reader 2

Richard Worthington

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Currently, over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes; among them are nearly 21 million refugees. Thus, the discussion of refugees and refugee camps on a global scale is ever more salient given the recent heightened attention to the global crises. This thesis uses an interdisciplinary Science, Technology, and Society (STS) approach to analyze the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) policies, refugee camps, and their implication in the greater society.