Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.
Dislocation suggests a disturbance from an original, familiar, or usual state of being. In this issue, we reflect upon on how travel disrupts what has been previously understood as truth. Being physically “dislocated” from all that is familiar to us roused examinations of identity and positionality. As we mentally “dislocated” from our original state of being, we discovered new lenses with which to view the world around us. We are questioning the provided narrative and investigating our own privileges. We are striving to be mindful and present. We are learning to think beyond our individual realities.
“Traffic Circle in Rabat” by Emily Aoki Yamashita
The UW Program in the Comparative History of Ideas (CHID) is widely recognized and respected for its innovative and transformative study abroad programs, and we are proud to sponsor the creation of this undergraduate journal.