I just received drafts of the work I’m going to be reviewing and giving feedback on for this workshop. Looking forward to going to Brussels in October to engage, together with the wonderful Myria Georgiou […]
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 […]
Guest Lecture on digital citizenship at University College Utrecht
Yesterday I gave a guest lecture to a wonderful group of students at University College Utrecht, the same college I received my Bachelor of Arts from 15 years ago. It was a memorable experience for […]
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 […]
Open Access Publication of “Diaspora and Mapping Methodologies”
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 […]
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.
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:
Giving a talk at the Media and Digital Anthropology Lab at Humboldt University
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.
Presentation of conference paper on alternative digital mappings of diaspora at IMISCOE 2017
This week our team’s paper was presented at IMISCOE’s annual conference, on a panel about methodological considerations in digital migration studies.
Open access publication of commentary in issue #4 of Spheres on Media and Migration
I was asked to write a commentary for the latest issue of Spheres: Journal for Digital Cultures. The journal is open access, and this issue is dedicated to the theme of international migration and the […]