Thursday, May 30, 2019

PCI/Doing Gender Lecture - Itinerant Data:  Unveiling Gendered Scrutiny at the Border

Radha S. Hegde (Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University, USA)

Utrecht University, 24 June 2019   

Under what conditions do minority stories travel from the periphery to the centre? Technologized border regimes transform bodies with great speed into data and embed them within archives of suspicion. Examining the performance of surveillance rituals directed towards Muslim women at airports, this presentation discusses how classifications at digital frontiers reproduce familiar patterns of discrimination. The objections raised by Muslim women about the circulation of their cellular data serve as a point of departure to rethink national belonging in terms of the new itinerancy of data, corporeal transparency and the digital archive as expression and identification

Radha S. Hegde
 is Professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. She is the author of Mediating Migration (2016), editor of Circuits of Visibility: Gender and Transnational Media Cultures (2011), and co-editor of Routledge Handbook of the Indian diaspora (2017). Currently she serves as the Dahlem International Network Professor for Gender Studies at the Freie Universität in Berlin.

Registration is compulsory

Practical information
  • Date: 24 June, 2019
  • Time: 15:30-17:00
  • Location: Entrance at Muntstraat 2A, MCW-LAB (Grote zaal KNG20)
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