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

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, University of Bremen in cooperation with the Universities of Carleton (Canada) and Sheffield (UK).

In this presentation Wouter will discuss work done together with PI Annalisa Pelizza on how schemas, graphs and ontologies can enact social actors in politically sensitive ways. The presentation will include some insights on how we analyzed these ontologies to understand what kinds of information are inscribed about people on the move, and how we can understand the consequences of being registered. See the official program description here.

The panel will take place on Thursday the 12th of September 2019, 11:00–12:30 at the University of Bremen, SFG building room 1030.

More information on the Data Power conference can be found at