On Monday June 24, 2019 Radha S. Hegde will give the PCI/Doing Gender Lecture Itinerant Data: Unveiling Gendered Scrutiny at the Border
Technologized border regimes transform bodies with great speed into data and embed them within archives of suspicion. Examining the performance of surveillance rituals directed towards Muslim women at airports, this presentation discusses how classifications at digital frontiers reproduce familiar patterns of discrimination. The objections raised by Muslim women about the circulation of their cellular data serve as a point of departure to rethink national belonging in terms of the new itinerancy of data, corporeal transparency and the digital archive as expression and identification.
Radha S. Hegde is Professor in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. She is the author of Mediating Migration (2016), editor of Circuits of Visibility: Gender and Transnational Media Cultures (2011), andco-editor of Routledge Handbook of the Indian diaspora (2017). Currently she serves as the Dahlem International Network Professor for Gender Studies at the Freie Universität in Berlin.
Monday June 24, 2019
Lecture: Itinerant Data: Unveiling Gendered Scrutiny at the Border
Time: 15:30 – 17:00 hrs
Location: Utrecht, Muntstraat 2a, Theaterzaal
Chair: Prof. Sandra Ponzanesi
The lecture is jointly organised with the Postcolonial Studies Initiative (PCI).
Registration is compulsory: firstname.lastname@example.org