Author: Donya Alinejad

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Guest lecture: Engaging with the refugee crisis beyond Eurocentrism

Last week I gave a guest lecture in the graduate course, Postcolonial Transitions, at Utrecht University (course lecturers Dr. Gianmaria Colpani and Prof. Sandra Ponzanesi). The lecture was part of a course module on applying postcolonial frameworks in order to better understand the Arab Spring, its historical background, and its aftermath.

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Fieldwork blog: the feminization of Romanian migration?

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 a usual part of daily family life. And so, I began approaching the loved ones of those who migrated for work to core European countries in order to interview them about their experiences.

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Contributing to the SAGE Handbook of Migration and Media

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’ rationale for the book: