Last week I was in Tokyo for a bi-lateral seminar sponsored by the Dutch National Scientific Organization (NWO) and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). It was on Media, Migration, and the Rise of Nationalism: Comparing European and Asian Experiences and Perspectives (description in link). My paper was on the Politics of (Intimate) … More Seminar in Tokyo on digital media, migration, and the rise of nationalism in Asia and Europe
I arrived in Bucharest in July with the purpose of researching the large-scale migration from Romania to Western Europe from a small-scale perspective. I was particularly interested in the more personal and emotional impacts that this migration has on those who have stayed behind in Romania. People for whom short visits and long-distance communication is … More Fieldwork blog: the feminization of Romanian migration?
Excited to announce the open access publication of our article with Global Networks. It’s a discussion of how we combine ‘big data’ research with ethnographic methods and feminist ethics with the aim of better understanding diaspora and digital media. It’s the product of an emotional and unique collaboration experience for us as authors, and is … More Open Access Publication of “Diaspora and Mapping Methodologies”
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the conference, Public Emotions: Affective Collectivity in Audiences, at the Freie Universität in Berlin. Here’s the conference blurb:
Dr. Saskia Baas and I wrote this piece in light of the recent escalations of violence in Syria, and the problematic selectivity we observed in the response to these events among prominent leftist political publications and public figures. UPDATE: our piece was translated to Dutch and reposted by the Dutch leftist website, Socialisme.nu and the … More Our piece about Syria solidarity for Salvage Magazine
I’m very happy to have been asked to write an entry on affect and emotion for the Keywords section of the Handbook of Migration and Media edited by Koen Leurs, Kevin Smets, Myria Georgiou, Saskia Witteborn and Radhika Gajjala and under contract with SAGE. It’s planned to come out in September 2019. Here’s the editors’ … More Contributing to the SAGE Handbook of Migration and Media
In May I will be at the Media and Digital Anthropology Lab based at the Department of European Ethnology of Humboldt University in Berlin to give a seminar presentation about social media and feelings of transnational co-presence based on my fieldwork in Istanbul, Turkey.