Diaspora, media & COVID-19

Journal of Global Diaspora and Media

Journal of Global Diaspora and Media: "Migrations, Diasporas and Media: Human Rights and (In)mobility during the Pandemic"

The IAMCR Diaspora and Media Working Group, together with the Journal of Global Diaspora and Media, encourages scholars to submit abstracts for papers that address key topics from interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives in relation to the pandemic of COVID-19 regarding the migrant and refugee population, with all its implications in terms of human rights and (in)mobility, highlighting the practices of resistance carried out by part of the people directly involved or by the social organizations. The year 2020 will be marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the thousands of deaths caused by it, in addition to a slowdown in the economies of several countries, increased inequality, and, in the context of international migrations, the intensification of issues related to mobility, securitization and vulnerability of migrants and refugees. If digital culture has a fundamental role in contemporary diasporic transnationalism, in a time where being in quarantine was almost a routine, we have never been so dependent on electronic communications as in 2020.

The issue will be edited by the heads of the Diaspora and Media Working Group, Sofia Zanforlin and Jessica Retis.


Submission of abstracts should include: name, institutional affiliation, contact information, title and a 500-word abstract.

The deadline for abstract submission is 15 January 2021. Email your abstracts to both guest editors:

Sofia Zanforlin: szanforlin@gmail.com
Jessica Retis: jessica.retis@gmail.com

Download the full call for papers

The Journal of Global Diaspora and Media is a peer-reviewed journal that provides a platform to theorize the complexities of the notion of diaspora and investigates the representations of diaspora people in both diasporic and mainstream media from an interdisciplinary approach. It is formally associated with IAMCR's Diaspora and Media Working Group.