I was asked to write a commentary for the latest issue of Spheres: Journal for Digital Cultures. Advertisements
To understand the historical, political, and emotional resonance of this migration, we must first analyse such categories as gurbet and gurbetci. The gurbetci – one who lives in exile, diaspora, or away from the homeland – lives in a state of gurbet. It is a relative term, one that might describe the state of those living in Frankfurt, as well as … More Fieldwork blog: Gurbetci
In January, 2017 I’ll be giving a guest lecture in the wonderful course, Somatechnics: Bodies and Power in a Digital Age, led by Dr. Domitilla Olivieri and Dr. Magda Gorska. My lecture will be based on a chapter of my book, The Internet and Formations of Iranian American-ness, which will also be coming out in 2017. The chapter focuses … More Guest Lecture on Digital Memory
Yesterday I was happy to chair a fascinating Masterclass session led by Farida Vis, who is Director of the Visual Media Lab in Sheffield. The session was given by Farida at the KNAW as part of an event organized by Koen Leurs and Sandra Ponzanesi on migration, media, and digital technology. Farida gave an interactive talk about the … More Chairing a Masterclass session on migration and social media at KNAW
Anticipating giving my paper this week at the 6th European Communication Conference. You can find the panel details here. I’m happy to be presenting alongside my research team members for the first time! Doing some last minute work during my wait at the airport. And wondering what the media and communications crowd will think of our preliminary findings.
Just got notified by Taylor and Francis that my article was included in their Social Media Research collection, which explores digital media and internet technology from various perspectives. That means it’s now openly and freely accessible online!
On May 11th I will join three other speakers on a panel about gaming, identity, and law organized by the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam.