NYU Berlin Hosts Women, Gender and Media Images of the Refugee Crisis: Germany in Global Perspective

On 21 April, NYU Berlin will host an event, Women, Gender and Media Images of the Refugee Crisis: Germany in Global Perspective, that will bring together scholars to discuss this complicated and vibrant topic.
The panelists will include:
Radha Hegde, Professor, Department of Media, Culture and Communication, New York University
Regina Römhild, Professor, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Arjun Appadurai, Professor, Media, Culture and Communication, New York University & Visiting Professor, Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
The program will be moderated by Taiye Selasi, a writer and photographer.
This public engagement brings three scholars together in conversation about the ways in which media help us to understand (and sometimes misunderstand) the role of gender in the current refugee crisis in Germany and the wider world. We hope to stimulate constructive debate about the following questions:
How can we place gender issues related to migration within broader geopolitical contexts of violence, trauma and gender?
How are visual representations of refugee women and children framing responses to migration?
Is the refugee crisis producing certain types of documentation and genres of narration?
Ogranized jointly with the Institut für Europäische Ethnologie der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the program is 5:00 – 6:30 pm in the Auditorium of the Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 1–3, 10117 Berlin. A reception will follow.