Profiel

Koen Leurs is an assistant professor in Gender and Postcolonial Studies at the Graduate Gender Program, Department of Media and Culture, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He works on digital migration studies, and he is the principal investigator of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research-funded study “Young Connected Migrants. Comparing Digital Practices of Young Asylum Seekers and Expatriates in the Netherlands,” and the Dutch National Research Agenda funded participatory action research project “Media literacy through Making Media: A Key to Participation for Young Newcomers.” Leurs has recently published Digital Passages. Migrant Youth 2.0. Diaspora, Gender & Youth Cultural Intersections (Amsterdam University Press, 2015). Recently, with Sandra Ponzanesi, he guest-edited a special issue on “Connected migrants: Encapsulation and cosmopolitanization” for Popular Communication. International Journal of Media and Culture (volume 16.1, 2018), and a special issue on “Forced migration and digital connectivity in(to) Europe” for Social Media + Society (forthcoming march 2018). Currently, he is co-editing the Sage Handbook of Media and Migration.

He is the chair of the European Communication Research and Education (ECREA) Diaspora, Migration and the Media section.

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Sleutelpublicaties

Leurs, K.H.A. (22-06-2015). Digital passages. Migrant youth 2.0 - Diaspora, Gender & Youth Cultural Intersections. (323 p.). Amsterdam University Press.

Alle publicaties
  2018 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Leurs, K.H.A. (2018). Connected migrants. Popular Communication, 16 (1), (pp. 1-85).
Leurs, K.H.A. & Ponzanesi, S. (2018). Connected migrants: Encapsulation and cosmopolitanization. Popular Communication, 16 (1), (pp. 4-20).
Leurs, K.H.A. & Smets, Kevin (2018). Five Questions for Digital Migration Studies - Learning From Digital Connectivity and Forced Migration In(to) Europe. Social Media + Society, Special collection, (pp. 1-16).
Leurs, K.H.A. & Smets, Kevin (2018). Forced Migrants and Digital Connectivity - Social Media + Society . Social Media + Society, Special Collection.
Leurs, K.H.A. (2018). Networked (in)justice - Issue 6: AoIR Special Issue . Information Communication and Society, 21 (6), (pp. 793-914).
Leurs, K.H.A. (2018). Networked (in)justice - an introduction to the #AoIR17 special issue. Information Communication and Society, 21 (6), (pp. 793-801).
Leurs, K.H.A. (12-01-2018) Guest editor Popular Communication (Journal) Connected migrants: Encapsulation and cosmopolitanization. <br/>This special issue presents findings first presented during the “Connected Migrants” Academy Colloquium and Masterclasses that took place December 14–16, 2016 at the Royal Netherlands Ac
  2017 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Leurs, K.H.A. (2017). Communication rights from the margins: politicising young refugees’ smartphone pocket archives. International Communication Gazette, 79 (6-7), (pp. 674-698 ) (24 p.).
Leurs, K.H.A. & Shepherd, Tamara (2017). Datafication and discrimination. The Datafied Society - Studying Culture through Data (pp. 211-231 ) (20 p.). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Leurs, K.H.A. & Madhuri, Prabhakar (2017). Doing digital migration studies. In Evren Yalaz & Ricard Zapata Barrero (Eds.), Qualitative Research in European Migration Studies Cham.
Leurs, K.H.A. (02-11-2017) Chair ECREA Diaspora, Migration and the Media conference Bilbao (02-11-2017 - 04-11-2017) “Migration and communication flows: rethinking borders, conflict and identity through the digital”
Leurs, K.H.A. () Guest editor Information Communication and Society (Journal) Platform values.<br/>Marking a decade of exciting interdisciplinary internet research, this is the 10th Information, Communication and Society special issue that features research generated by the annual Association of Internet Research (AoIR) confer
Leurs, K.H.A. (2017). Midia, Xavier and Sarah: the Politics of Linking in Feminist and postcolonial Digital Humanities. In Rosemarie Buikema, Liedeke Plate & Kathrin Thiele (Eds.), Doing Gender in Media, Art and Culture - A Comprehensive Guide to Gender Studies (pp. 233-244). Routledge.
Leurs, K.H.A. & Zimmer, Michael (03-06-2017). Platform values: an introduction to the #AoIR16 special issue. Information Communication and Society, 20 (6), (pp. 803-808).
Leurs, K.H.A. (2017). Young connected migrants - Remaking Europe from below through encapsulation and cosmopolitanization . In A.K. Al-Rawi & K.H. Karim (Eds.), Diaspora and media in Europe - Migration, Identity, and Integration London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  2016 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Leurs, K.H.A., de Haan, M.J. & Leander, K. (2016). Affective belongings across geographies: locating YouTube viewing practices of Moroccan-Dutch youth. In Ben Aslinger & Germaine R. Halegoua (Eds.), Locating Emerging Media (pp. 207-226). London: Routledge.
Leurs, K.H.A. (2016). Digital divides in the era of widespread Internet access - Migrant youth negotiating hierarchies in digital culture. . In M. Walrave, K Ponnet, E. Vanderhoven, J. Haers & B. Sageart (Eds.), Youth 2.0. Connecting, Sharing and Empowering - Affordances, Uses and Risks of Social Media. (pp. 61-78). Cham: Springer.
Leurs, K.H.A. & Georgiou, Myria (2016). Digital makings of the cosmopolitan city? Young people’s urban imaginaries of London. International Journal of Communication, 10, (pp. 3689–3709) (20 p.).
Leurs, K.H.A. (2016). Young Connected Migrants and Non-Normative European Family Life - Exploring Affective Human Right Claims of young E-diasporas. International journal of e-politics , 7 (3), (pp. 15-34) (19 p.). Koen Leurs, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  2015 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Leurs, K.H.A. (22-06-2015). Digital passages. Migrant youth 2.0 - Diaspora, Gender & Youth Cultural Intersections. (323 p.). Amsterdam University Press.
Vuolteenaho, Jani, Leurs, K.H.A. & Sumiala, Johanna (2015). Digital urbanisms - Exploring the spectacular, ordinary and contested facets of the media city . Observatorio, 9 (22 p.).
Leurs, K.H.A. (2015). 'Ik wil niet dat mijn moeder achter me staat snap je?’ - Hoe Marokkaans Nederlandse jongeren zich het internet eigen maken.. Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 17 (1), (pp. 5) (26 p.).
te Walvaart, Marleen, Leurs, K.H.A., Dhoest, Alexander & van den Bulck, Hilde (2015). Kosmopolitische verbeeldingen in het Nederlandse buitenlandprogramma Metropolis: Een productieanalyse - Een productieanalyse. Tijdschrift voor Communicatiewetenschap
Leurs, K.H.A. (2015). Midia, Xavier en Sarah: de politiek van de ‘link’ in digitale geesteswetenschappen. In Rosemarie Buikema & Liedeke Plate (Eds.), Handboek genderstudies in media, kunst en cultuur (pp. 315-329) (14 p.). Bussum: Coutinho.
Leurs, K.H.A. (2015). Researching the media city: a duo interview with Myria Georgiou and Scott McQuire. Observatorio, 9, (pp. 193-208) (15 p.).
Leurs, K.H.A. (2015). Social Media as Contact Zones - Young Londoners Remapping the Metropolis through Digital Media. In S. Ponzanesi & Colpani G. (Eds.), Postcolonial Transitions in Europe - Contexts, Practices and Politics (pp. 255-275). Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.
  2015 - Overige resultaten
K.H.A. Leurs (17-04-2015) Digital throwntogetherness. Young Londoners negotiating urban politics of difference and encounter on Facebook”.
K.H.A. Leurs (31-05-2015) Digital Throwntogetherness: Young Londoners Negotiating Urban Politics of Difference and Encounter on Facebook
K.H.A. Leurs (24-09-2015) Invited talk: Social media = gated communities?
K.H.A. Leurs (19-10-2015) Why youth identity matters
  2014 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Leurs, K.H.A. (01-08-2014). A dialogue on the dilemmas of feminist research praxis, with Rosemarie Buikema, Willy Jansen and Lies Wesseling. Everyday Feminist Research Praxis. Doing Gender in the Netherlands. (pp. 280) (301 p.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholar Publishing.
Leurs, Koen (14-11-2014). Digital Throwntogetherness - Young Londoners Negotiating Urban Politics of Difference and Encounter on Facebook. Popular Communication, 12 (4), (pp. 251-265) (15 p.).
Olivieri, D. & Leurs, K.H.A. (2014). Everyday Feminist Research Praxis - Doing Gender in the Netherlands. (301 p.). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Leurs, K.H.A. (31-08-2014) Invited speaker IMISCOE Annual Conference Madrid (27-08-2014 - 29-08-2014) Invited presentation: Researching digital practices of migrant youth: “creative”, “participatory” & “digital” methods.
Leurs, K.H.A. (27-11-2014) Invited speaker Johannes Gutenberg Universität Invited talk: Exploring digital practices among young migrants
Ponzanesi, S. & Leurs, K.H.A. (2014). On Digital Crossings in Europe. Crossings, 5 (1), (pp. 3-22) (20 p.).
Ponzanesi, Sandra & Leurs, Koen (2014). Remediating Religion as Everyday Practice: Postsecularism, Postcolonialism and Digital Culture. In Rosi Braidotti, Bolette Blaagaard, Tobijn de Graauw & Eva Midden (Eds.), Transformations of Religion and the Public Sphere: Postsecular Publics. (pp. 152-174) (23 p.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  2013 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Leurs, K.H.A. (29-03-2013). ‘Ow god, die snobs zien ons weer aan voor een levend laboratorium’ Participatief internetonderzoek over/met Marokkaans-Nederlandse jongeren. KWALON, Kwalitatief Onderzoek in Nederland, 18 (2), (pp. 106-112) (6 p.).
Leurs, K.H.A. & Ponzanesi, S. (2013). Bits of Homeland: Generational and Gender Transformations of Moroccan-Dutch Youth using digital technologies. Observatorio, 7 (1), (pp. 1-22) (22 p.).
Leurs, K.H.A. (2013). Book review: Migration, diaspora, and information technology in global societies. Global Networks, 9, (pp. 179-181) (3 p.).
Leurs, K.H.A. (2013). Der Nutzung digitaler Medien Niederländische Jugendlicher mit Marokkanische Migrationshintergrund. Medienräume: Materialität und Regionalität. (pp. 193-208) (16 p.). innsbruck university press.
Roggero, G., Grappi, G., Priftis, T., Hatzoupolos, P., Leurs, K.H.A. & Ponzanesi, S. (02-02-2013). Final Report Study on Knowledge and Education. European Union Framework Programme 7 Mig@Net project, Synthesis report. Transnational Digital Networks, Migration and Gender..
Leurs, K.H.A. & Ponzanesi, S. (2013). Intersectionality, Digital Identities and Migrant Youth. In C. Carter, L. Steiner & L. McLaughlin (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Media and Gender (pp. 632-642) (11 p.). London: Routledge.
Leurs, K.H.A. (21-02-2013) Invited speaker Digital Race Methods Workshop London (21-02-2013) Invited talk: “Hypertextual selves: an intersectional reading of affective identification online?”.
Leurs, K.H.A. (29-11-2013) Invited speaker ESRC Seminar Series: Digital Policy: Connectivity, Creativity and Rights. Leicester (29-11-2013) Invited talk: “The politics of asymmetrical affective capital: Transnational communication among young Somalis in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Leurs, K.H.A. (11-03-2013) Invited speaker Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen Invited talk: Biedt technologie een oplossing? De rol van digitale media in identiteit, kennis- en netwerkvorming onder jonge asielzoekers”.
Leurs, K.H.A. (19-09-2013) Invited speaker Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Invited talk: Digital Passages
Leurs, K.H.A. (17-01-2013) Invited speaker University of Innsbruck Invited talk: Digital Passages. Moroccan-Dutch youths performing diaspora, gender and youth cultural identities across digital space
Leurs, K.H.A. & Ponzanesi, S. (2013). Norms and contestations. Ethnicized and minoritized students as space invaders in Dutch higher education. Etnofoor, 25 (2), (pp. 73-97) (24 p.).
  2013 - Vakpublicaties
Leurs, K.H.A. (2013). Passagen und die Invasion des Raumes. Wie marokkanisch-niederländische Jugendliche digitale räumliche Machtverhältnisse überwinden. In V Dander, V Gruendhammer, M Rizzolli, H Ortner & D Pfurtscheller (Eds.), Medienräume: Materialität und Regionalität (pp. 193-206) (14 p.). Innsbruck: innsbruck university press.
  2012 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Leurs, K.H.A., Midden, E. & Ponzanesi, S. (2012). Digital multiculturalism in the Netherlands: Religious, ethnic, and gender positioning by Moroccan-Dutch youth. Religion and Gender, 2 (1).
Leurs, K.H.A. (16-09-2012) Invited speaker Japanese Society for Socio-Informatics Gunma (16-09-2012) Invited talk: “Visual representations and hypertextual selves: analyzing Moroccan-Dutch identity performativity on online social networking sites
Leurs, K.H.A. (14-05-2012) Invited speaker Johannes Gutenberg Universität Invited talk: digital crossroads. A transdisciplinary analysis of Moroccan-Dutch youth’ identifications across digital territories.
Leurs, K.H.A. (10-07-2012) Invited speaker Collaboratory for International Research on Games. St Gallen (08-07-2012 - 12-07-2012) Invited talk: Digital inequalities and spatial hierarchies
Leurs, K.H.A. (2012). Migrant youth invading online spaces - intersectional performativity of self in socio-technological networks. In Radhika Gajjala & J.E. Yeon (Eds.), Cyberfeminism 2.0 (pp. 285-305) (21 p.). New York: Peter Lang Verlag.
  2011 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
Leurs, K.H.A. & Ponzanesi, S. (2011). Communicative Spaces of their Own. Migrant Girls Performing Selves Using Istant Messaging Software. Feminist Review, vol. 99, (pp. 55-78) (24 p.).
Leurs, K.H.A. & Ponzanesi, S. (2011). Dutch Moroccan Girls Performing their Selves in Instant Messaging Spaces. In K. Ross (Eds.), The Handbook of Gender, Sex and the Media (pp. 436-454) (19 p.). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Leurs, K.H.A. & Ponzanesi, S. (2011). Gendering the Construction of Instant Messaging. In M. Ames & S.H. Burcon (Eds.), Women and Language: Essays on Gendered Communication Across Media (pp. 199-214) (16 p.). Jefferson NC: McFarland Press.
Leurs, K.H.A. & Ponzanesi, S. (2011). Mediated Crossroads: Youthful Digital Diasporas. M/C Journal. A Journal of Media and Culture, 14 (2).
Leurs, K.H.A., Hirzalla, F. & van Zoonen, L. (2011). Waar moslimjongeren hun eigen koers kunnen varen. Zinzoekers op het Web - Internet en de verandering van geloofsbeleving (pp. 129-140) (12 p.). Vught: Skandalon.
  2011 - Overige resultaten
K.H.A. Leurs (27-05-2011) Communicative Spaces of Their Own: Migrant Girls Performing Selves Using Instant Messaging Software
K.H.A. Leurs (15-05-2011) Mind the Gap: space invaders! Migrant Youth Online and the ‘Internetworked’ Experiences of Transition
  2010 - Populariserende publicaties
Leurs, K.H.A. (11-05-2010). Framing terrorism. BLIK, (pp. 34-45) (11 p.).
  2010 - Overige resultaten
K.H.A. Leurs (23-06-2010) Mediated crossroads. Youthful digital diasporas
K.H.A. Leurs (22-03-2010) Online social networking sites as spaces of conviviality? Diversity and multiculturalism on Hyves.
K.H.A. Leurs (24-06-2010) Performing gender and ethnicity in socio-technological networks: The performance of gender by migrant girls in Instant Messaging spaces.
Ponzanesi, S., Leurs, K.H.A., de Haan, M.J., Ünlüsoy, A. & Leander, K. (01-03-2010). The diasporic networks of migrant youth: learning and identity. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL).
  2009 - Vakpublicaties
Leurs, K.H.A. (2009). Review. Journal Title
  2009 - Overige resultaten
Ponzanesi, S., de Haan, M.J., Leander, K., Leurs, K.H.A. & Ünlüsoy, A. (01-11-2009). At Home in the Web. The diasporic networks of migrant youth: Learning and identity construction online. Paper presented at the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).
K.H.A. Leurs (02-05-2009) Be(com)ing cyber Mocro’s. Digital Media, Migration and Glocalized Youth Cultures
K.H.A. Leurs (26-11-2009) Hypertextual selves. Patterns of production and consumption of Dutch Moroccan youth on Hyves
K.H.A. Leurs (05-07-2009) Migrant youth & online hypertext: multiple modes of becoming/belonging
K.H.A. Leurs (10-09-2009) Migrant Youth Writing G/local Hypertextual Selves
K.H.A. Leurs (31-10-2009) Online social networking sites as spaces of conviviality? Dutch-Moroccan youth on Hyves.
K.H.A. Leurs (24-04-2009) Postcolonializing the Internet
  2008 - Overige resultaten
K.H.A. Leurs (12-09-2008) Migrant youth, cyberspace & the 'well' of transnational symbolic vocabulary
K.H.A. Leurs (10-09-2008) Toward a Comparative and Interdisciplinary Model for Researching Localizing and Globalizing Uses of Media among Migrant Youth
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Project:
Mediawijsheid door media maken: Een sleutel tot participatie voor migrantenjongeren?
01-09-2017 tot 31-08-2019
Algemene projectbeschrijving 

Het project Mediawijs door media maken (MMM) is gehonoreerd binnen de route Veerkrachtige en Zinvolle Samenlevingen van de Nationale Wetenschapsagenda. Binnen het project wordt onderzocht hoe migrantenjongeren, vluchtelingen in het bijzonder, getraind kunnen worden in informatieverwerking en mediagebruik om zich snel thuis te voelen en zich voor te bereiden op een toekomst in Nederland.


In Nederland volgen migrantenjongeren kort na aankomst een 2-jarig onderwijstraject binnen internationale schakelklassen. Juist binnen deze unieke toekomstgeoriënteerde institutionele context is het kritisch leren kijken naar en maken van media – in een voor hen nieuwe samenleving – belangrijk om nieuwe bruggen te kunnen slaan. Door in klassikaal verband samen te werken met medeleerlingen van uiteenlopende achtergronden, worden zij als opgroeiende individuen toegerust met belangrijke nieuwe competenties als zelfbewustzijn, weerbaarheid en taal – en sociale vaardigheden.

Rol: Onderzoeksleider
Individuele projectbeschrijving

Zie onze project blog op https://mmm.sites.uu.nl/over-mmm/. 

Financiering
2e geldstroom - NWO: Nationale Wetenschaps Agenda
Projectleden
Project:
Young connected migrants. Segregatie of integratie? Internetgebruik jeugdige asielzoekers en expats vergeleken.
01-02-2016 tot
Algemene projectbeschrijving 

Jeugdige asielzoekers en expats hebben digitaal contact met hun thuisland en
aankomstland. Ik vergelijk ervaringen van jonge Somaliërs, Syriërs, Amerikanen en
Indiërs in Nederland om te achterhalen of internet gebruik leidt tot segregatie of
integratie. Het onderzoek omvat interviews, online en offline observaties en analyseert
smartphones als een broekzakarchief met betekenisvolle foto’s.

Rol: Onderzoeksleider Financiering
2e geldstroom - NWO
Projectleden

Afgesloten projecten

Project:
UPLOAD - Urban Politics of London Youth Analyzed Digitally 01-09-2013 tot 01-09-2015
Algemene projectbeschrijving

The main aim of the proposed study is to investigate the lived experience of cultural difference among young Londoners (between 12-18 years) of different cultural backgrounds. Internet applications such as the video sharing platform YouTube, the social-networking site Facebook and micro-blog Twitter are taken as entry points to study the juxtaposition of differences in urban, digital representations. I will theorize and produce new empirical knowledge about how digital practices become loci of intercultural encounters. Taking a comparative approach, I focus on the networked belonging of youths from lower-class (often more multicultural) and upper-class (often more homogeneous) London boroughs on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. As digital practices have become a significant part of their life, it is urgent to achieve greater insights in whether their use of Internet applications corroborates pan-European sentiments of failed multiculturalism and ethnic segregation or whether their experiences rather showcase conviviality, cross-cultural exchange and cultural hybridization. Thus far, the ways in which diverse ethnic/gender/religious identities digitally encounter, negotiate and appropriate one another across online/offline spaces have remained understudied. Innovatively bringing new media, gender and postcolonial studies into dialogue; the layered dynamics and user-generated cultural heterogeneity across Internet applications is scrutinized. The proposed study combines large-scale digital methods to study geographically tagged user-generated content, qualitative in-depth interviews with 90 youths and virtual ethnography with 30 young informants.

 
Rol: Onderzoeksleider
Individuele projectbeschrijving

Per 1 september 2013 is mediawetenschapper dr. Koen Leurs als Marie Curie Fellow verbonden aan de London School of Economics and Political Science. Met een Intra-European Fellowship voor carrièreontwikkeling gaat hij 24 maanden aan de slag met het project ‘U.P.L.O.A.D – Urban Politics of London Youth Analyzed Digitally’ bij de School of Media and Communications.


In het project bestudeert Leurs digitale interculturele ontmoetingen tussen jongeren in verschillende Londense wijken. Daartoe combineert hij ‘big data’ analyse/digital humanities met diepte-interviews en etnografisch onderzoek. Koen Leurs blijft als geaffilieerd onderzoeker verbonden aan de Universiteit Utrecht.

Financiering
3e geldstroom - EU: Marie Curie IEF Intra-European Fellowship for career development
Projectleden
Overige projectleden:
  • Dr. Myria Georgiou
Project:
Mignet. Transnationale Digitale Netwerken. Migratie en Gender 01-07-2010 tot 01-02-2013
Algemene projectbeschrijving

MIG@NET explores how migrant individuals and communities participate in the production and transformation of transnational digital networks and the effect of transnational digital networks on migrant mobility and integration. Transnational digital networks are studied as instances of socio-economic, gender, racial, and class hierarchies, where the participation of migrant communities entails the possibility of challenging these hierarchies. The participation of migrant communities - at times inclusive, joining in larger transnational digital projects, at times exclusive, creating separate and relatively closed transnational spaces - is investigated in detail through particular case studies in seven thematic areas: Border Crossings, Communication and Information Flows, Education and Knowledge, Religious Practices, Sexualities, Social Movements, Intercultural Conflict and Dialogue. The project addresses these issues through a tripartite conceptual and methodological approach: a) a critical approach to the separation between the digital and the real; b) a transnational approach to migration and c) an intersectional approach to gender.

 
Rol: Uitvoerder Financiering
3e geldstroom - EU: 7th European Framework Program
Projectleden
Overige projectleden:
  • Panteion University (Greece); Symfiliosi (Cyprus); Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (France); University of Hamburg (Germany); University of Bologna (Italy); The Peace Institute (Slovenia) and the University of Hull (UK).
Project:
Wired Up: Digital Media as Innovative Socialization Practices for Migrant Youth 01-01-2007 tot 30-06-2012
Algemene projectbeschrijving
In this project, we focus on how new digital media practices involving the internet impact on the lives, identities, learning and socialization of migrant youth. Migrancy, central to this program, embeds many of the local and global paradoxes that also pertain to digital media with their compression of space and time. However the link between the two fields is still under-theorised and is in need of more situated and comparative research. The project aims to monitor, evaluate and assess the socio-cultural specificities of the interaction between youth and digital media in a comparative perspective (migrants versus native Dutch, Moroccan migrants in the Netherlands versus Mexican migrants in the USA, female versus male). The comparative research focuses on a) identity construction and global representations, b) development of new learning strategies and socialization patterns, c) new forms of digital literacy and youth networks, and d) differences and similarities of these dynamics in a cross-national comparison. The project aims to locate the study of the effects of digital media in relation to socio-cultural configurations mediated by nationality, gender and ethnicity. See for more information: http://www.uu.nl/wiredup/ 
Rol: Uitvoerder
Individuele projectbeschrijving With the goal to work on urgent contemporary issues, Wired Up offers me chances to grow as an engaged scholar. Originally, I was trained in media studies, and I also took courses in gender studies, cultural geography and philosophy. During my studies I have developed an interest in the critical study of internetworked culture. In my dissertation I advance this interest with a specific focus, my aim is to sketch and theorize processes of everyday Internetworked identification of Dutch-Moroccan youth. My aim is to uncover often unheard, but highly political stories of personal identification by tracing mediated crossings between youth cultures, cultures of origin and cultures of migration. Analytically, for me identity includes the performativity of various axis of differentiation such as gender, age, ethnicity, generation, religion and diaspora. Studying use of different applications, I hope to conceptualize how performativity is mutually shaped by their medium specific characteristics. I use survey data, interviews and online materials to highlight and juxtapose various aspects of these processes. I enjoy learning how to intervene in fields like gender and postcolonial studies and new media studies. Working together with people from various backgrounds, the project offers me the opportunity to learn how to bring quantitative and qualitative approaches into a creative and productive collision. Keywords: Dutch-Moroccan migrant youth, intersectional approach to identity, representation, postcolonial/gender studies, medium specificity
Financiering
1e geldstroom: CvB, High Potential Project
Projectleden
Overige projectleden:
  • Prof. dr. Mariette de Haan (UU
  • SW); dr. Kevin Leander
  • VanderBilt University
  • USA. Dr. Fleur Prinsen (UU
  • GW); Asli Unlosoy (UU
  • SW)
Project:
Wired Up. Digital Media as Innovative Socialization Practice for Migrant Youth. 01-01-2007 tot 31-05-2012
Algemene projectbeschrijving
In this project, carried out in
collaboration with psychologist Mariëtte de Haan (Social Sciences, UU) and
literary ethnographer Kevin Leander (Vanderbilt University, USA, Education and
Human Development) we focus on how new digital media practices involving the
Internet (e.g., information seeking, instant messaging, chat, web logs, the
production and distribution of multi-media) impact on the lives, identities,
learning and socialization of migrant youth. Migrancy, central to this program,
embeds many of the local and global paradoxes that also pertain to digital media
with their compression of space and time. However the link between the two
fields is still under-theorised and is in need of more situated and comparative
research. The project aims to monitor, evaluate and assess the socio-cultural
specificities of the interaction between youth and digital media in a
comparative perspective (migrants versus native Dutch, Moroccan migrants in the
Netherlands versus Mexican migrants in the USA, female versus male). The
comparative research focuses on a) identity construction and global
representations, b) development of new learning strategies and socialization
patterns, c) new forms of digital literacy and youth networks, and d)
differences and similarities of these dynamics in a cross-national comparison.
The project aims to locate the study of the effects of digital media in relation
to socio-cultural configurations mediated by nationality, gender and ethnicity
 
Rol: Uitvoerder Financiering
1e geldstroom
Projectleden
Overige projectleden:
  • Prof. Mariette De Haan (UU
  • SW); Dr. Kevin Leander. VanderBilt University
  • USA; Dr. Fleur Prinsen (UU
  • SW); Asli Unlosoy (UU
  • SW)
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Nevenfuncties

-Facilitator sport, spel en dans met gevluchte kinderen in het kader van TeamUp (coalitie War Child, Save the Children, Unicef Nederland). Zie http://www.warchild.nl/TeamUp

-Docent media en informatiewijsheid Ithaka Internationale Schakelklassen Utrecht (januari-april 2017). 

-Chair of the Diaspora, Migration & Media section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). Zie http://www.ecrea.eu/divisions/section/id/4

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