Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Publication Special Issue: 

 Migration and Mobility in a Digital Age: 

(Re)Mapping Connectivity and Belonging

Guest editor: Sandra Ponzanesi
Television and New Media, 20(6): 547-648

This special issue charts new directions in digital media and migration studies from a gendered, postcolonial, and multidisciplinary perspective. In particular, the focus is on the ways in which the experience of displacement is resignified and transformed by new digital affordances from different vantage points, engaging with recent developments in datafication, visualization, biometric technologies, platformization, securitization, and extended reality (XR) as part of a drastically changed global mediascape. This issue explores the role of new media technologies in rethinking the dynamics of migration and globalization by focusing in particular on the role of migrant users as “connected” and active participants, as well as “screened” and subject to biometric datafication, visualization, and surveillance. 

With contributions from:

Sandra Ponzanesi (Utrecht University):

Arjun Appadurai (New York University):  

Roopika Risam (Salem State University):  

Mirca Madianou (Goldsmiths, University of London):  

Myria Georgiou (LSE):  

Radha S. Hegde (NYU): 

Joost Raessens (Utrecht University):