Digital registration of migrants as co-production of citizens, territory and Europe

Call for abstract – 8th STS Italia Conference Trieste 18-20 June 2020

Prof. Annalisa Pelizza and PhD candidate Lorenzo Olivieri will be the convenors of a panel on platforms, surveillance and vulnerable populations at the 8th STS Italia Conference. The panel invites presentations discussing the relation between digital platforms and vulnerable subjects: How do online platforms and data infrastructures allow empowering innovations in the communications strategies of…

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We are hiring! Apply now!

Processing Citizenship is hiring! Two postdoc vacancies are opened at the University of Bologna, with Annalisa Pelizza as Principal Investigator.

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Panel at WTMC Annual Meeting

Prof. Annalisa Pelizza chaired a round-table at the WTMC Annual Meeting on 13th of December 2019 in Amsterdam. The title of the round-table was “Towards an STS approach to identification?” and included contributions from Jess Bier (EUR), Amade M’Charek (UvA), Victor Toom (Gezondheidsraad), and Sally Wyatt (UM). From the program description: Identity is epistemologically and…

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PC lands in Bologna

It’s official. PC ha finally landed at the University of Bologna. What about a project about European futures at the oldest university in the Western world?

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8 technical questions to the U.S. plan to collect DNA from immigrants

It is yesterday’s news that the U. S. Department of Homeland Security would be about to collect DNA samples from people into federal immigration custody. To understand the actual novelty and  implications of such a move, we suggest, it is necessary to look into the technicalities of the plan, and ask technical questions. Is that…

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Processing Citizenship at “DATA POWER: global in/securities” conference

On the 12th of September 2019, PhD candidate Wouter Van Rossem will present in the panel “Big data and humanitarianism vs. corruption and public debt” at the Data Power conference at the University of Bremen in Germany. Data Power is a two-day, international conference organized by the ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research,…

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EU makes a step towards requiring biometrics on national ID cards

Tag: News from Europe The European adoption of biometrics on national ID cards is making steps ahead, if news about an informal agreement about the Proposal on strengthening the security of ID cards between the EU Council Presidency and European Parliament are to be taken seriously. The Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament…

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