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In a new article in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Marie Godin and Georgia Donà (University of East London) examine the intersections between migrants’ trajectories and digital technologies by analysing the role of mobile digital devices in the everyday lives of migrants in transit.

They introduce the novel concept of ‘techno-borderscapes’ to rethink transit zones as sites of embodied and virtual encounters among various state and non-state actors and to unravel the intersections between digital securitisation, humanitarianism and activism. The article draws on research with migrants in transit at the France–UK border and ongoing transnational collaborations with a sub-group of former camp residents.

Read the article online: Rethinking transit zones: migrant trajectories and transnational networks in Techno-Borderscapes.