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Digital Humanities Lab

Digital Identity and Citizenship

Digital Crossings in Europe: Gender, Diaspora and Belonging

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Project leader: Sandra Ponzanesi
Financier: ERC
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Capturing the lives of migrants in their interactions with multiple worlds, this project explores how virtual communities of migrants, or digital diasporas, convey issues of technology, migration and globalisation. With a team of PhD students, postdoc researchers and research assistants, Ponzanesi will study:
how migration and digital technologies enable digital diasporas (Somali, Turkish, Romanian); the impact they have on identity, gender and belonging in European urban centres; how these entanglements are connected to and perceived from outside Europe; how digital connections create new possibilities for cosmopolitan outlooks, rearticulating Europe’s motto of ‘Unity in Diversity’.