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The Migration Seminar: Putting Down Roots in Precarity

Tid: 2017-04-27 14:15 -- 2017-04-27 16:00
Plats: Lounge room, 9th floor, MIM, Niagara, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö University
Målgrupp: all interested in research

Welcome to a research seminar with Erin Cory, postdoctoral researcher in media and communication studies, Malmö University

Erin Cory 

Title: Putting Down Roots in Precarity:  Some Thoughts on Memory, Media, & Urban Space

My work is generally concerned with how people use media, broadly conceived, to tell their stories and to connect these stories with others across time and space.  In this seminar, I will both discuss previous research and present preliminary thoughts on the work I hope to do at Malmö.  My doctoral thesis, based on fieldwork in Beirut, builds on the theoretical insights of memory studies, cultural geography, and performance studies to introduce the idea of “re- membering.” I use this term to describe how artists and activists engage memories of civil war-era Beirut (1975-1991) in their expressive practices and humanitarian initiatives, in order to publicly communicate the common experiences of otherwise divided (spatially, culturally, and politically) groups. My proposed project at K3 examines the media praxis of refugee youth as they negotiate bifurcated identities between their homelands and their adopted countries.  Employing media and grounded ethnography, the project aims to offer an intimate look at communities and identities that are in the process of unfolding. 

The seminar will be held in English. 

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Christian Fernández
Associate Professor in Political Science
Department of Global Political Studies and
Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare
Malmö University
205 06 Malmö
Phone: +46 (0)40 665 73 51
E-mail: christian.fernandez@mah.se

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