Open access publication on “careful co-presence” in transnational families

My latest article is out in Social Media + Society. Here’s the abstract: This article investigates how migrants experience “co-presence” with their loved ones through social media. On the basis of empirical investigation, the article engages with current debates about how social media shape emotional experiences. It draws on short-term ethnographic research of everyday social … More Open access publication on “careful co-presence” in transnational families

Co-editing special issue on migration and emotion for International Journal of Cultural Studies

Together with Prof. Sandra Ponzanesi, I’m a guest editor at the International Journal of Cultural Studies for a special issue on Migration, Media, and Emotion. I’m very much looking forward to going through the 80 odd extended abstracts we received in response to the call for papers. Judging only from what I’ve scanned so far, these submissions … More Co-editing special issue on migration and emotion for International Journal of Cultural Studies

Seminar in Tokyo on digital media, migration, and the rise of nationalism in Asia and Europe

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

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’ … More Contributing to the SAGE Handbook of Migration and Media

Speaking at Columbia University in the Spring

In April I will be giving at talk at the conference, Migration and Mobility in a Digital Age: Paradoxes of Connectivity and Belonging, held at the Heyman Center for Humanities at Columbia University. Here is the event call: The image of Syrian refugees with a smartphone shooting ‘selfies’ upon reaching dry land has captured the … More Speaking at Columbia University in the Spring