Platformed Migrant Narratives: Mediated (self)representations of migration on social media

Research output: Types of ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal

Abstract

This doctoral dissertation explores social media content and creation practices by different actors in relation to migratory narratives and migrant groups in the US and Spain. The analysis includes content creators in general, political figures, migrant influencers, and migrants creating content online. It considers the prominence of migratory narratives as instrumental for political, cultural, social and ideological positioning as well as one that has critical implications for the ability of receiving societies and diverse individuals to coexist. In this case, the platforms of interest are Instagram and TikTok because of their popularity and visuality as well as the (self)representative configurations they enable.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Arora, Payal, Supervisor
  • Pérez-Rodríguez, Amor, Supervisor
  • Paz Alencar, Amanda, Co-supervisor
  • Contreras-Pulido, Paloma, Co-supervisor
Award date15 Dec 2022
Place of PublicationRotterdam
Print ISBNs978-90-76665-52-8
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2022

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