Refugees, Cellphones, and Information Precarity

3:30 pm on Wednesday, October 16, 2019
4:30 pm on Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Contact Name:
Susie Blair, Lab & Research Manager

Dr. Dana Janbek: Master Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication, Advertising & Public Relations

Based on years of field research with refugees, NGOs, and volunteers, Dr. Janbek will give an overview of the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis and the conditions under which refugees live in urban areas and refugee camps in Jordan and Germany. The presentation will explore how information and communication technologies, especially cellphones, are used during refugees’ migration journeys and while navigating displacement to overcome information precarity.