Sunday, December 2, 2018


Guest edited by Donya Alinejad and Sandra Ponzanesi 

In contexts of migration and transnational mobility, spheres of lived sociality have long spanned borders and nation-state territories. More recently, however, the use of mobile digital devices has become ubiquitous within many forms of migratory mobility, especially when they come paired with the latest iteration of Web 2.0, or “the social web.” Yet these developments in media technologies not only allow for information exchange but also foster a globally mediatized emotional exchange, which leads to new interactions between media, migration, and emotion. As the use of these devices and platforms penetrates the most intimate relationships and exchanges shaped by transnational distances and mobility, we are reminded anew of how migration has always been shaped by more than rational, economic considerations. Continue reading here.

International Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully peer-reviewed journal and a leading venue for scholarship committed to rethinking cultural practices, processes, texts and infrastructures beyond traditional national frameworks and regional biases. Established to revitalize cultural studies against the dangers of parochialism and intellectual ossification, the journal interrogates what culture means, and what culture does, across global and local scales of power and action, diverse technologies and forms of mediation...

  • 15 February, 2019
     Proposals of 500-750 words should include an abstract and a short description explaining whether/how previous or current research relates to the special issue theme. Please also include a short bio of 250 words including name, affiliation, and contact details.
  • Notification of acceptance/selection: 31 March, 2019
  • Deadline for full papers: 31 August, 2019
Please send submissions to and We look forward to receiving your submissions. For more information read here.

Book presentation Postcolonial Intellectuals in Europe, ed. by Sandra Ponzanesi and Adriano José Habed

5-6 February 2019, Utrecht University

Among the confirmed speakers/contributors: 
Bolette B. Blaagaard, Rosemarie Buikema, Gianmaria Colpani, Adriano Jose Habed, Wigbertson Julian Isenia, Koen Leurs, Jamila M. H. Mascat, Ana Cristina Mendes, Sandra Ponzanesi, Mehdi Sajid, Neelam Srivastava, Jesse van Amelsvoort.
Special guest: Rosi Braidotti.

Postcolonial intellectuals have engaged with and deeply impacted upon European society since the figure of the intellectual emerged at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Yet a critical assessment and overview of their influential roles is long overdue, particularly in the light of contemporary debates in Europe and beyond.
With interventions by Engin Isin, Gayatri C. Spivak and Bruce Robbins. Read more here. Click here for more information about this book.

Practical information
Date: 6 February 2019
Time: 15.00 - 18.00
Location: Drift 21, room 0.05 Sweelinckzaal (entrance drift 27)

Saturday, December 1, 2018

8th PCI FILM SERIES announcements for December 2018 and January 2019

10 December: In the Same Boat (2016, Rudi Gnutti, Spain, 70 min). Introduction by dr. Domitilla Olivieri (Gender Studies, UU).

Time: 17.00 - 19.30 
Location: Entrance at Muntstraat 2A, MCW-LAB (Grote zaal KNG20)

A fascinating and stylish investigation into globalisation and the future of our economy. The Same Boat is an artistic and sophisticated analysis of the effects of globalisation on the world, which presents an optimistic argument for the future of the planet. Guided by some of the world's leading radical figures, from Zygmunt Bauman to Jose Mujica, In The Same Boat travels the world discovering the views of its people on work, happiness, the environment, and the economy. Supported by Rudy Gnutti's stunning cinematography and compositions, this film will transform your understanding of the modern world. 

Admission is free of charge. However, due to safety regulations, maximum capacity of the room is 80 people. No exceptions are made. First come, first seated. 

'1/2 Revolution' (dir. Karim el Hakim, Omar Shargawi, 2016) - introduced by Sara Verderi (Utrecht University, Gender Studies)

Date: 14 January
Time: 17.00- 19.30
Location: Entrance at Muntstraat 2A, MCW-LAB (Grote zaal KNG20)

January 2011 - Downtown Cairo - a close-knit group of friends struggle to stay alive and stick together as waves of protests escalate around them in their neighborhood near Tahrir Square during the first chaotic days of the Egyptian Revolution. Armed with cameras and focused determination, directors Omar Shargawi and Karim El Hakim take to the streets to capture a view of the revolution unlike any other. 
Shot from street level and featuring stunning on-the-ground footage of history in the making, 1/2 Revolution is one of a kind real-life action thriller.

Admission is free of charge. However, due to safety regulations, maximum capacity of the room is 80 people. No exceptions are made. First come, first seated.