Fieldwork blog: Gurbetci

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

Chairing a Masterclass session on migration and social media at KNAW

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

Flying to Prague to present in ECREA conference panel on Digital Diasporas and Belonging in Europe

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.