Media and Other writing

Guest Blog Posts

Padilla, Jose J. and Erika Frydenlund (March 2022). “The Ukrainian refugee crisis could last years –but host communities might not be prepared.” The Conversation US.

Frydenlund, Erika (May 24, 2021). “Donors are cutting food aid for refugees in Rwanda. That’s devastating for people unable to work.” The Monkey Cage blog on The Washington Post.

Frydenlund, Erika, Jose J. Padilla, & Katherine Palacio(April 2021). “Colombia gives nearly 1 million Venezuelan migrants legal status and right to work.” The Conversation US.

Padilla, Jose, Erika Frydenlund, Katherine Palacio (March 2021). “Colombia is letting hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans stay. What can other countries learn?” The Monkey Cage blog on The Washington Post.

Frydenlund, Erika and Luz Diaz. (2018, June 8). “This is Moria…” [Guest blog post]. The Migrationist.

(2017, July 4). “Why does the media keep showing those same pictures?” A Greek host community’s ongoing struggle [Guest blog post]. The Migrationist.


Huddle, Sarah. (October 2019). “ODU Researchers to Study Host Regions’ Ability to Manage an Influx of Displaced Populations.” News @ ODU. Retrieved from:

O’Hallarn, Brendan. (June 2017). “VMASC Researchers develop groundbreaking simulation showing how migration process batters refugees.” News @ ODU.

Other Media [VMASC Lab Website] with live fieldnoting and project updates on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook (@storymodelers)

Lewis, Cathy (Host). (2019, October 30).Erika Frydenlund and Lee Slater interviewed in episode: “Syrian Refugees / End of Life Ethics / Del. Michael Mullin.” In Hearsay with Kathy Lewis.WHRO Public Media.

Decoding Lesvos [Documentary].