Nuer Journeys: Narratives of War, Flight and Resettlement in a Twin Cities Sudanese Refugee Community

Minnesota Historical Society
Jon Holtzman
Project Duration: 
Jun 5 1996 to Sep 10 1999
Project Description: 

Based on research funded by this grant (together with funding from both a Postdoctoral Fellowship of the International Migration Program of the Social Science Research Council and the Andrew Mellon Foundation), Mr. Holtzman published a book (Nuer Journeys, Nuer Lives: Sudanese Refugees in Minnesota (Pearson Education, 2000)), that juxtaposed elements of Nuer culture which are well-known within anthropology (and featured in most anthropology textbooks) with new developments arising from the immigration of many other Nuer to the U.S. in the 1990s, as refugees from civil war in southern Sudan.

In addition, Mr. Holtzman made a presentation of his research results at a meeting of the Minnesota Independent Scholars Forum at the Minneapolis Walker Library, May, 1997.