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Media and Migration: (Post)colonial and (Post)socialist Legacies

The GEM Lab's 2019-20 Seminar in Media and Political Theory is focused on Media and Migration. This year’s Seminar will include an ongoing reading group, lectures, and screenings, and will culminate in graduate student workshop (February 2020) and international conference (April 17-18, 2020). The seminar will be co-lead by Joshua Neves (GEM Director), Masha Salazkina (CURC), and Ishita Tiwary (Horizon Postdoctoral Fellow).

This reading group focuses on the relationship - either in comparative or transnational terms - between the former Communist bloc and the Global South. It will interrogate the shifting theoretical questions about the Cold War, colonialism and their legacies, and developing a shared conceptual model for describing and assessing these geopolitical flows either from a historical or contemporary perspective. In the Fall Semester, we will focus on the foundational concepts of post/socialism, post/colonialism, networks and practices of translation, and methodology.

To Register and access the readings: email the GEM lab coordinator at

>> use subject line: Media and Migration

Media and Migration Reading Group

The reading group will meet every three weeks beginning Tuesday, September 10th at 6pm in the GEM Lab (FB 630.15).

Fall calendar:

September 10; 6:00-8pm – Postsocialism

October 1; 6.00-8.00pm – Global South / Postcolonial Condition

October 22; 6.00-8.00pm – Networks, Circulation, Translation

November 12; 6.00-8.00pm – TBD

December 3 ; 6.00-8.00pm – Methodologies (CANCELLED)

- Masha Salazkina, Ishita Tiwary, and Joshua Neves

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