Diverse Migration Journeys and Security Practices: Engaging with Longitudinal Perspectives of Migration and (Digital) Security

Ruba Abu-Salma, Reem Talhouk, Jose Such, Claudia Aradau, Francesca Meloni, Shijing He, Syed Ishtiaque Ahmed, Censu Ekmekcioglu, Dina Sabie, Rikke Bjerg Jensen, Jessica Mcclearn, Anne Weibert, Max Krüger, Faheem Hussain, Rehema Baguma

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There has been a growing body of work on migration within the HCI community, as well as within the social science and public policy communities. More specifically, human-centered security researchers have been exploring the needs and concerns of migrants, starting to contend with the harms created by digital technologies and experienced by those who are and have been marginalized. Case studies through which migration and (digital) security within the HCI domain intersect have been localized to specific contexts such as, e.g., particular issues related to data processing and sharing in refugee camps, or a narrow set of security threats and harms experienced by migrant workers in their new places of work. However, more holistic approaches to understanding the intersections of migration and (digital) security are yet to be fully explored while accounting for the past (including home country security practices, use of localized digital technologies, and interactions with technologies throughout the migration journey), the present (current security practices and experiences in the place or country migrants are situated), and the future migrants are trying to secure for themselves and their families. This workshop aims to build a community of HCI researchers interested in how migration and (digital) security intersect to braid together research narratives, perspectives, and methods, design for inclusive technologies, and build an agenda for future research and practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA '23
Subtitle of host publicationExtended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-9421-5
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2023

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