On March 6, Sandra Ponzanesi gave a research seminar on ‘Postcolonial Media Studes: Media, Migrants and Digital Diasporas’ at the School of Media and Communication, University of Leeds.
This talk proposed a joint intervention into the field of postcolonial theory and media studies, highlighting their commonalities and areas of contestation. Though there are obvious points of connection and convergence between the two fields, a postcolonial intervention into media representations and practices is strongly needed. This is particularly urgent with reference to issues of migration and diaspora in order to grasp the consequences and implications of decolonization for media cultures.
The talk drew from the ConnectingEurope project, which focuses on the relationship between migration and digital technologies, and the ways in which new forms of connectivity reshape patterns of mobility, diaspora and affect for migrant women who moved to Europe’s major cities.
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