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Intersectional Conflict and Dialogue in Transnational Migrant
and Digital Diaspora Networks
Call For Papers
11-12 April 2013
Department of Social
Sciences, Wilberforce Bldg., University of Hull.
New structures of being and experience in hybrid media
environments and social networks point to the continuities and
discontinuities of modes of conflict and dialogue, but also offer
new dialectical necessities to be explored. Migrants, far more than
other groups in society, with their experiences rich in
borderlessness, struggle, resistance and empowerment, raise a
double challenge when we attempt to research politics of digital
We invite colleagues to raise to this challenge and to discuss
migrant ideology, organization, affect, agency and discourses; to
comment on digital objects and media produced by pro-migrant and
anti-migrant groups and diaspora communities; and to discuss the
impact of race, gender, ethnicity and class on everyday discourses
in networked digital and hybrid environments.
With an eye to European migration policy and the possibility for
a digital public sphere with a European flavor, we particularly
welcome - but will not restrict to - the presentation of recent
research on conflict and migration in Europe, as well as research
focusing on the possibilities of dialogue and democratic praxis in
the European digital public sphere beyond the representational.
This conference is part of Hull’s dissemination activities for
the European FP7 project MIG@NET 'Transnational Digital
Networks: Migration and Gender' and it is in joint collaboration
with Geert Lovink and the Institute of Network
The deadline for abstracts is 1st of December
Please submit your abstract and affiliation to
Athina Karatzogianni at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
There is no conference registration charge or any fees.
Abstracts will be peer reviewed by the conference panel with the
aid of external evaluators, and shall be accepted solely on the
basis of merit and relevance.
Special Panels Organization:
- Dennis Nguyen, PhD Candidate, University of Hull.
- Elisa Serafinelli, PhD Candidate, University of Hull.