Online Lecture Series 2021

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Media and Migration

NECS Online Lecture Series 2021



We are pleased to announce that NECS will be co-hosting its first Online Lecture Series in 2021, on the topic of Media and Migration.

The Media and Migration Online Lecture Series is co-organized by Giuseppe Fidotta (Concordia University), Mara Mattoscio (“Gabriele d’Annunzio” University of Pescara), and Dalila Missero (Oxford Brookes University), with the support of NECS and the Centre for Research in the Arts at Oxford Brookes. The series consists in five lectures that will be held by scholars working on the topic of media and migration, scheduled on a monthly basis, starting late January 2021. The Online Lecture Series is open to all and is also intended to involve graduate students and early-career researchers in the scientific conversation about media and migration through the prism of methodology and knowledge production.

A specific focus on methodology will be common to all lectures and will be articulated in connection to fields as varied as ethnic media, diaspora, migrant audiences, digital technologies and border regimes, as well as postcolonialism and gender. Unlike most current analyses of the relationship between media and migration, this Online Lecture Series will propose a shift from media narratives and the politics of representation to the methodological and epistemic issues related to the study of mediated migration.

The confirmed speakers and dates for the series are:

28 January 2021 – Radha Sarma Hegde (Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University)

25 February 2021 – Sandra Ponzanesi (Professor of Media, Gender and Postcolonial Studies, Utrecht University)

25 March 2021 – Martina Tazzioli (Lecturer in Politics and Technology, Goldsmith University)

29 April 2021 – Kevin Smets (Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

27 May 2021 – Myria Georgiou (Professor of Media and Communications, London School of Economics).


The recordings will be available under request by sending an email to graduates[at]