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

Guest presentation by Iris Fraikin

On the 25th of November, at our Processing Citizenship team meeting, we had the pleasure of meeting Iris Fraikin from Maastricht University to hear about her research on the social and political implications of standardising refugee health assessments. Iris Fraikin is a lecturer and PhD-researcher at Maastricht Univeristy, at the department of Health, Ethics and…

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Call for abstract – 8th STS Italia Conference Trieste 17-19 June 2021

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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Presentation at STS-MIGTEC circle

On the 21st of October 2020 Wouter Van Rossem presented the paper “Ontology Explorer: A method to analyse data models for identifying and registering border crossers,” co-authored with Prof. Annalisa Pelizza, at STS-MIGTEC circle. STS-MIGTEC is a network of scholars at the intersection of science and technology studies (STS) and critical migration, security and border…

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Panel at the University of Wien: “Making Europe through infrastructures of in/security”

Prof. Annalisa Pelizza will give a talk at a panel organized by the University of Wien on November 12th. The panel – “Making Europe through infrastructures of in/security” – will include contributions from Claudia Aradau (King’s College London), Johan Schot (University of Utrecht) and Ulrike Felt (University of Vienna). Annalisa’s talk “Processing Alterity, Enacting Europe.…

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Online STEPS colloquium

On the 9th of September Wouter Van Rossem gave a presentation at the research meeting of the Department Science, Technology and Policy Studies, University of Twente. In the meeting he gave a 30 minute presentation followed by questions and discussion. He presented presented the paper “Ontology Explorer: A method to analyse data models for identifying…

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Processing Citizenship at EASST+4S conference

From 18 until 21 August, Processing Citizenship will contribute to the EASST+4S conference.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and Agency of STS in Emerging Worlds”. The conference is jointly organized every two years by the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) and the Society for Social…

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Processing Citizenship team grows larger

On Wednesday July 1 we had our last team meeting before the summer break. The meeting gave us the possibility to sum up the work done in these intense and excting months in Bologna and to plan our future activities. Moreover, it was an opportuntiy to welcome the two post-docs who recently joined Processing Citizenship:…

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The dilemma of making migrants visible to COVID-19 counting

The COVID-19 pandemic requires reconsidering the relationship between data and invisible populations as a form of de facto civil inclusion. While most forms of data management of populations are problematic, under which conditions would counting be just? Opinion piece by Processing Citizenship and DATACTIVE members, originally published on Open Democracy. 

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EASST/4S Prague 2020 going virtual

Due to the current Covid-19 emergency, the EASST/4S Prague 2020 conference “Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and Agency of STS in Emerging Worlds” was moved online. The digital conference will take place in the planned dates of August 18-21, 2020. Below a statement and call published on the EASST website on behalf of the Board .…

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