Digital Refuge: Examining Online Refugee Communities in Europe
The European Migrant Crisis, as it has been popularly entitled, left millions of refugees from Syria to Afghanistan floundering for accurate information on the legal infrastructure of immigration in Europe.
As a research apprentice for Berkeley School of Law, I have been able to study the digital proliferation of refugee rumors on sites such as Facebook and News that Moves to evaluate how this digital infrastructure has reshaped the informational and legal narratives of refugee communities. I also help analyze data from UNHCR on the conditions of Greek refugee camps, and am helping develop an interactive website that NGOs and governments can utilize to study disparate aid distribution and systemic challenges in various European countries.
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- Major: Political Science
- Mentor: Katerina Linos