As a part of the ECREA conference, next fall’s event, organized by Transitions (TOL) and KEYNOTE, will address the broad topic of media and migration, focusing on topics such as the role of the media in the refugee crisis; media depictions of immigrant and migrant communities; and the media’s influence on belonging and identity – especially in the context of transnationalism, multiculturalism, and a globalized world. We are seeking papers that will contribute to a critical examination of this topic and result in fruitful discussion panels at the event. We invite abstracts on any of the following topics.*
- The narratives used by mainstream media to cover the refugee crisis.
- The depiction of immigrants and immigration in the media.
- The ways that new/social media are changing our impression of migrants.
- Comparisons between the approaches of public and private media.
- The role of the media in culturally diverse democracies.
- Journalist as observer or actor when covering the crisis.
- The role of immigrant/diaspora/minority media.
- The types of societies that emerge in the mediated contemporary European space.
*Please note, this is not an exhaustive list of topics, and we will review any abstracts related to the media and migration/immigration/multiculturalism and related topics.
Please submit your 500-word abstracts and a short bio by 31 May, 2016**. The abstracts will be subjected to a peer review process and should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
**The registration is closed, however if you think that the topic of your research is closely related to the theme of the conference, do not hesitate to contact us.