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  2017 - Scholarly publications
Mevsimler, M. & Ponzanesi, S. (30.06.2017). Mediating Migration. Feminist Media Studies, 17 (4), (pp. 695-697).
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Digital Crossings in Europe. Gender, Diaspora and Belonging (CONNECTINGEUROPE)
01.01.2016 to 01.01.2021
General project description 

The project (2016-2021) aims to investigate the relation between migration and digital technologies, in particular the way in which the ‘connected migrant’ contributes to new forms of European integration and cosmopolitan citizenship. The project explores digital diasporas in relation to issues of gender, ethnicity and affective belonging, focusing on how new technologies enhance new forms of connectivity between the homeland and destination countries, bus also across diasporas. The project pioneers a new interdisciplinary method that combines media studies, postcolonial theories, digital humanities and gender studies, drawing from the humanities and social science.

It proposes a comparative approach, based on qualitative digital methods, that focuses on Somali, Romanian and Turkish women migrants who have settled in some of Europe’s main cities (London – PhD1, Amsterdam – PhD2 and Rome – PhD3) and the way in which they keep digitally and emotionally connected to their homeland cities (Mogadishu, Bucharest, Istanbul – Postdoc). The project will chart how different forms of migration (labour, postcolonial and postsocialist) impact on the new European order at the local and transnational levels.

Role Researcher Funding
EU grant: ERC (European Research Council) consolidator grant
Project members UU

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Full name
M. Mevsimler Contact details
Muntstraat 2-2a

Muntstraat 2-2A
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The Netherlands

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