Co-leading the ECREA PhD workshop in Brussels on Diaspora, Media, and Migration

I recently received drafts of the work I’m going to be reviewing and giving feedback on for this workshop and I’m seriously excited. Looking forward to going to Brussels in October to engage, together with the wonderful Myria Georgiou (LSE), with these PhD researchers. The workshop is part of the events organized by the European … More Co-leading the ECREA PhD workshop in Brussels on Diaspora, Media, and Migration

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

My latest article is out. 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 media practices among second-generation Turkish-Dutch … More New open access publication on “careful co-presence” in transnational families

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 me, and the students had engaged questions about political communication and the social media dissemination of anti-immigrant sentiment, the meanings … More Guest Lecture on digital citizenship at University College Utrecht

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

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 … More Fieldwork blog: the feminization of Romanian migration?

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 diaspora and digital media. It’s the product of an emotional and unique collaboration experience for us as authors, and is … More Open Access Publication of “Diaspora and Mapping Methodologies”

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