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Digital Crossings in Europe: Gender, Diaspora and Belonging

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postcode: 3584 CS

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙992˙809 €
 EC max contribution 1˙992˙809 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-01-01   to  2020-12-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT NL (UTRECHT) coordinator 1˙992˙809.00


 Project objective

Many immigrants enter Europe both legally and illegally every year. This creates multiple challenges for the Union, including the gender and ethnic segregation of migrant groups, especially women. While it strives for an inclusive and integrated society as envisioned by the EU motto ‘Unity in Diversity’, it is still often perceived more as ‘Fortress Europe.’ This project focuses on the ‘connected migrant’, studying how virtual communities of migrants, or digital diasporas, convey issues of technology, migration, globalisation, alienation and belonging capturing the lives of migrants in their interaction with multiple worlds and media. More specifically, it will investigate whether digital technologies enhance European integration or foster gender and ethnic segregation, and, if so, how. Using a multi-layered and cutting-edge approach that draws from the humanities, social science and new media studies (i.e. internet studies and mobile media), this research considers: 1. How migration and digital technologies enable digital diasporas (Somali, Turkish, Romanian) and the impact these have on identity, gender and belonging in European urban centres; 2. How these entanglements are connected to and perceived from outside Europe by focusing on transnational ties; and 3. How digital connections create new possibilities for cosmopolitan outlooks, rearticulating Europe’s motto of ‘Unity in Diversity.’ The outcomes of this work will be innovative at three levels. a) Empirically, the project gathers, maps and critically grounds online behaviour by migrant women from a European comparative perspective. b) Methodologically, it breaks new ground by developing new methods of analysis for digital diasporas contributing to the development of ‘postcolonial’ digital humanities. c) Conceptually, it integrates colonial and migrant relations into the idea of Europe, elaborating on the notion of cosmopolitan belonging through virtual connectivity.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
Diaspora and mapping methodologies: tracing transnational digital connections with ‘mattering maps’
published pages: , ISSN: 1470-2266, DOI: 10.1111/glob.12197
Global Networks 4 issues x year 2019-06-06
2017 Melis Mevsimler, Sandra Ponzanesi
Mediating migration
published pages: 695-697, ISSN: 1468-0777, DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2017.1330998
Feminist Media Studies 17/4 2019-06-06
2015 Sandra Ponzanesi
On the Waterfront
published pages: 217-233, ISSN: 1369-801X, DOI: 10.1080/1369801x.2015.1079501
Interventions 18/2 2019-04-03
2017 Claudia Minchilli
Considerations on the Digital Subaltern: A Research on Migrant Women\'s Transnational Online Practices
published pages: 112-114, ISSN: , DOI:
Cinéma&Cie International Film Studies Journal 2019-04-03
2018 Koen Leurs, Sandra Ponzanesi
Connected migrants: Encapsulation and cosmopolitanization
published pages: 4-20, ISSN: 1540-5702, DOI: 10.1080/15405702.2017.1418359
Popular Communication 16/1 2019-04-02
2015 Sandra Ponzanesi
The Point of Europe: Postcolonial Entanglements
published pages: 159-164, ISSN: 1369-801X, DOI: 10.1080/1369801x.2015.1106962
Interventions 18/2 2019-04-03
2016 Sandra Ponzanesi
Edges of Empire
published pages: 373-386, ISSN: 1532-7086, DOI: 10.1177/1532708616638692
Cultural Studies ↔ Critical Methodologies 16/4 2019-04-02
2016 Sandra Ponzanesi
Of shipwrecks and weddings: borders and mobilities in Europe
published pages: 151-167, ISSN: 2040-3526, DOI: 10.1080/20403526.2016.1217627
Transnational Cinemas 7/2 2019-04-03
2018 Sandra Ponzanesi
Postcolonial Theory in Film
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.1093/obo/9780199791286-0284
Oxford Bibliographies 2019-04-02
2016 Sandra Ponzanesi, Verena Berger
Introduction: genres and tropes in postcolonial cinema(s) in Europe
published pages: 111-117, ISSN: 2040-3526, DOI: 10.1080/20403526.2016.1217641
Transnational Cinemas 7/2 2019-04-02

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