Saskia
Witteborn

Saskia
Witteborn

Centre on Migration and Mobility, CUHK

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Saskia Witteborn is Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at CUHK where she directs the MA in Global Communication. She specializes in transnational migration and new technologies. She has worked with migrant groups in North America, Europe, and Asia and is interested in theorizing mobility, technology, and situated practice. She has a strong expertise in forced migration, with theoretical contributions to the political economy of mobility and space, digital heterotopia, emotions and the digital, and using practice as a comparative unit of analysis. Her research has appeared in leading journals such as the Journal of Communication, Cultural Studies, Crossings, the Journal of Refugee Studies and in edited volumes, such as Circuits of Visibility (NYU Press, 2011) or the Handbook of Global Media Research (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), research funded by GRF grants from Hong Kong SAR. She is currently co-editing the Sage Handbook on Media and Migration and has editorial board experience with the Chinese Journal of Communication, Culture, Communication & Critique, and the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication. Her research has been supported regularly by grants and has been discussed in the English and Chinese-speaking media. As Research Associate with the University of Washington Center for Local Strategy Research and as Associate Director of the Research Centre on Migration and Mobility at CUHK, Saskia is generally interested in culturally grounded approaches to communicative action around agendas for change.