Journal of Global Diaspora & Media (Journal)

ISSN 26325853 , ONLINE ISSN 26325861

Journal of Global Diaspora and Media (GDM) is a peer-reviewed journal that provides a platform to theorize the complexities of the notion of diaspora and investigate the representations of diaspora people in the diasporic media and mainstream media from an interdisciplinary approach. The journal explores the roles played by the media to project the diaspora voices and facilitate their engagement and interaction with communities, agencies and governments at home and host nations.  

 

GDM is associated with ECREA DMM and IAMCR/DIM.



Founder/Principal Editor

Ola Ogunyemi
University of Lincoln
oogunyemi@lincoln.ac.uk

Associate Editor

Irati Agirreazkuenaga
University of the Basque Country
irati.agirreazkuenaga@ehu.es

Sudeshna Roy
Stephen F. Austin State University
roys@sfasu.edu

Reviews Editor

Maha Bashri
United Arab Emirates University
bashrimaha@yahoo.com

Journal of Global Diaspora and Media (GDM) is a peer-reviewed journal that provides a platform to theorize the complexities of the notion of diaspora and investigate the representations of diaspora people in the diasporic media and mainstream media from an interdisciplinary approach. The journal explores the roles played by the media to project the diaspora voices and facilitate their engagement and interaction with communities, agencies and governments at home and host nations.  


Instructions for Authors Download

Instructions for Reviewers Download

Founder/Principal Editor

Ola Ogunyemi
University of Lincoln
oogunyemi@lincoln.ac.uk

Associate Editor

Irati Agirreazkuenaga
University of the Basque Country
irati.agirreazkuenaga@ehu.es

Sudeshna Roy
Stephen F. Austin State University
roys@sfasu.edu

Reviews Editor

Maha Bashri
United Arab Emirates University
bashrimaha@yahoo.com

Founder/Principal Editor

Ola Ogunyemi
University of Lincoln
oogunyemi@lincoln.ac.uk

Associate Editor

Irati Agirreazkuenaga
University of the Basque Country
irati.agirreazkuenaga@ehu.es

Sudeshna Roy
Stephen F. Austin State University
roys@sfasu.edu

Reviews Editor

Maha Bashri
United Arab Emirates University
bashrimaha@yahoo.com

Founder/Principal Editor

Ola Ogunyemi
University of Lincoln
oogunyemi@lincoln.ac.uk

Associate Editor

Irati Agirreazkuenaga
University of the Basque Country
irati.agirreazkuenaga@ehu.es

Sudeshna Roy
Stephen F. Austin State University
roys@sfasu.edu

Reviews Editor

Maha Bashri
United Arab Emirates University
bashrimaha@yahoo.com

CFP: ‘Migrations, Diasporas and Media: Human Rights and (In)mobility during the Pandemic’ Download


Special Issue: ‘Migrations, Diasporas and Media: Human Rights and (In)mobility during the Pandemic’

Guest Editors:

Sofia Zanforlin, Federal University of Pernambuco

Jessica Retis, University of Arizona

The IAMCR Diaspora and the Media Working Group together with the Journal of Global Diaspora and Media encourage scholars to submit 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.

KEY QUESTIONS:

  • Studies on digital diasporas that are contributing to the discussion on digital humanities’ epistemological and methodological approaches when analyzing migrant communities and their interactions in physical and digital scenarios.
  • Studies on mobility and migration in the digital era, including critical approaches on power structures, inequality, imbalances and discriminatory scenarios, and how they can promote inclusiveness and reciprocity; how studies on dynamic hybridization of migrant collective identities between home and host countries evolve when diasporic communities regroup and interact in second or third migratory projects such as transborder, transnational or transcontinental mobilizations.
  • How contemporary diasporas and their media can promote or recreate homeland and host land discourses of belonging, and how they can challenge discrimination and/or advocate for inclusiveness.
  • How diaspora and media studies can contribute to the understanding of interconnections of diverse groups in global cities and urban encounters.

Potential approaches to responding to the questions, could be built on, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Migrant subjects (irregular, female and LGBT migrations) in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Strategies of resistance and resilience in the face of the pandemic.
  • Strategies for (in)mobility in the context of the pandemic.
  • Solidarity practices by organized society with migrant and refugee people in the context of the pandemic
  • State of emergency/exemption, migration policies and suspension/reduction of the rights of migrants and refugees.

SUBMISSIONS

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

Email your abstracts to both guest editors: Sofia Zanforlin (szanforlin@gmail.com) and Jessica Retis (jessica.retis@gmail.com).

PUBLICATION DEADLINES AND TIMELINE

Submission of abstracts: 15 January 2021

Confirmation of acceptance: 15 March 2021

Full manuscripts: 15 October 2021

Post-review acceptance decisions: 15 January 2022

Publication of Special Issue: May 2022

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The journal provides a platform that theorizes the complexities of the concept of diaspora for clarity and relevance in the twenty-first century and to advance our understanding of the migratory experiences of diaspora people including their media consumption patterns, projection of their voices on civic issues/international conflicts and engagement with communities, agencies and governments at home and host nations.  

It is evident from the title that the journal has a global scope covering a wide geographical spread from Latin America, Global North, North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. GDM welcomes submissions that are theoretically informed and empirically grounded as well as studies that examine country-specific or comparative case-studies. We are looking for cross-disciplinary work with journalism, communication, cross-cultural research, social psychology, media policy, politics and film studies that investigate the representation of diasporic life and experiences from an interdisciplinary approach. Submissions should be methodologically rigorous and could be either qualitative or quantitative or both.

In addition to scholarly articles, GDM will provide a forum for journalists to share ideas and experiences about aspects of journalism practice with scholars and the wider community. This critical reflective piece should adopt situated approaches rooted in journalism practice. Moreover, GDM will publish reviews of books, films, music, exhibitions and photography on diaspora related topics, interviews with diaspora associations and agencies. Please email the principal editor at oogunyemi@lincoln.ac.uk to submit a manuscript or for any further enquiries.

Founder/Principal Editor

Ola Ogunyemi
University of Lincoln
oogunyemi@lincoln.ac.uk

Associate Editor

Irati Agirreazkuenaga
University of the Basque Country
irati.agirreazkuenaga@ehu.es

Sudeshna Roy
Stephen F. Austin State University
roys@sfasu.edu

Reviews Editor

Maha Bashri
United Arab Emirates University
bashrimaha@yahoo.com

Editorial Board

Alicia Ferrández Ferrer
Universidad de Alicante

Andrea Hickerson
University of South Carolina

Melis Mevsimler
Utrecht University

Shepherd Mpofu
University of Limpopo

Olga Bailey
Nottingham Trent University, UK

Advisory Board

Chris Paterson
University of Leeds, UK

Abiodun Salawu
North-West University, South Africa

Brian Chama
Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Everrete Ndlovu
Salford University

Gavan Titley
Maynooth University

Idil Osman
University of Leicester

Jon Silverman
The University of Bedfordshire

Ayo Oyeleye
United Arab Emirates University

Greg Pitts
Middle Tennessee State University

Melissa Wall
California State University

Daniela Gerson
California State University

Matthew Matsaganis
Rutgers University

Bruce Mutsvairo
Auburn University, USA

Adebola Aderibigbe
Bowen University

Dimitrina Semova
University Complutence de Madrid

Graca Pinto Coelho
Federal University of Natal

Carla Baptista
University of Nova Lisboa

Jessica Retis
University of Arizona, United States

Myria Georgiou
London School of Economics

Isabelle Rigoni
Université de Bordeaux

Mihaela Nedelcu
University of Neuchâtel

Giulia Sinatti
Vrije Universiteit

Maria Hernandez Carretero
University of Oslo

Marta Cola
University of Bedfordshire

Viola Candice Milton
University of South Africa

Yemi Obalanlege
Crescent University

Koen Leurs
Utrecht University

Kevin Smets
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Bissera Zankova
Media 21 Foundation

Sofia Cavalcanti Zanforlin
Federal University of Pernambuco UFPE

Liliana Suárez Navaz
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Ana Mendieta Bartolomé
Universidad del País Vasco

Amira Halperin
The University of British Columbia

Ralph Akinfeleye
University of Lagos

Noha Mellor
University of Bedfordshire, UK

Sumana Chattopadhyay
Marquette University

Niamh Kirk
Dublin's School of Information and Communication Studies

Winston Mano
University of Westminster

Founder/Principal Editor

Ola Ogunyemi
University of Lincoln
oogunyemi@lincoln.ac.uk

Associate Editor

Irati Agirreazkuenaga
University of the Basque Country
irati.agirreazkuenaga@ehu.es

Sudeshna Roy
Stephen F. Austin State University
roys@sfasu.edu

Reviews Editor

Maha Bashri
United Arab Emirates University
bashrimaha@yahoo.com

Contents

  • Volume (1): Issue (1)
  • Cover date: 2020


Founder/Principal Editor

Ola Ogunyemi
University of Lincoln
oogunyemi@lincoln.ac.uk

Associate Editor

Irati Agirreazkuenaga
University of the Basque Country
irati.agirreazkuenaga@ehu.es

Sudeshna Roy
Stephen F. Austin State University
roys@sfasu.edu

Reviews Editor

Maha Bashri
United Arab Emirates University
bashrimaha@yahoo.com

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