Here and There. Online Discursive Practices and Digital Transnational Encounters between Romanian, Somali and Turkish Women Living in Amsterdam

LauraLaura Candidatu explores the relation between women’s migration and digital technologies. Using a comparative approach and various digital methods, the research will focus on three groups of migrant women located in Amsterdam – Romanian, Somali, and Turkish – each group emblematizing different types of migrants: economic migrants, asylum seekers, and guest workers. The theoretical aspect of the research relies on postcolonial theory, media studies, and feminist approaches to migration and intersectionality.

By using mixed methodology composed of digital methods, virtual ethnography and in–depth interviews, it proposes a comparative research of the ways in which digital technologies influence migrant women’s discursive practices in relation to different categories of belonging (national, transnational, European). Particularly, the research is looking to explore the online discursive practices through which Turkish, Romanian, and Somali women living in Amsterdam legitimate their European sense of belonging on the one side, and articulate their national identity on the other side.