Final Conference

(De)Othering: Deconstructing Risk and Otherness: hegemonic scripts and counter-narratives on migrants/refugees and ‘internal Others’ in Portuguese and European mediascapes 

November 18 and 19, 2021, 09h00

Online (1st day) || Online + CIUL | Centro de Informação Urbana de Lisboa (2nd day )


Day 1, 18 November 2021 (in English) (online)

9:00-9:30 Introduction
Gaia Giuliani & Sílvia Roque (CES-UC)

09:30-11:00 panel n.1 On methodology and ethics
Dubravka Zarkov (Radboud University): Media, race, gender, and the war on terror: a theoretical contextualization
Martina Tazzioli (Goldsmiths, University of London): Extractive humanitarianism: participatory detention and refugees' unpaid labour
Barbara Pinelli (University Roma Tre): Vulnerability and political responsibility. Gendered ethic and methodology in the research on violence and asylum
Discussant: Lene Hansen (University of Copenhagen)

11:00-11:30 Break

11:30-12:30 panel n. 2 On media and internal borders
Carla Panico (CES-UC / ITM): Salvini and extreme masculinity in Italy
Inês Amaral (University of Coimbra): (In)visibilities of Men and Aging in Mainstream Media
Discussant: Cristiano Gianolla (CES-UC / ITM)

12:30-14:00 lunch

14:00-15:00 panel n. 3 On counter-narratives
Gaia Giuliani (CES-UC / ITM): Media narratives and iconographies of the "invasion" in Italy and its counter-narratives
Raquel Lima (CES-UC): Pandemic Solidarity - Counternarratives on solidarity during an existential crisis
Discussant: Maria Elena Indelicato (CES-UC / ITM) 

15:00-15:30 Break

15:30-17:30 panel n. 4 On media and external borders
Júlia Garraio (CES-UC): Confluence and affinities between femonationalism and the discourses against “gender ideology”: the German
far-right party Alternative für Deutschland

Rita Santos and Sílvia Roque (CES-UC): The Portuguese far right and the intersection of anti-immigration and anti-feminist agendas
Sofia José Santos: Voice, agency and the deconstruction of gendered and racialised otherness: negotiating digital micro-narratives within the macro-narrative of the war on terror
Olga Solovova (CEIS / CES-UC): Hegemonic narratives and counter-narratives at the crossroads between Russia, Norway and Finland
Discussant: Cristina Demaria (University of Bologna)

17:30-18:00 Keynote
Monish Bhatia (Birkbeck, University of London) Representations of Bangladeshi Migrants in the Indian Press
Discussants: Daniela Jorge Ayoub (CES-UC)

18:00 Launch of the (De)Othering collection of podcasts and short-videos


Day 2, 19 November 2021 (in Portuguese) (at CIUL)

09:30-10:00 Presentation of the study DeOthering Media in Portugal
10:00-10:30 Rita Santos ((De)Othering): Refugees in the Portuguese medi
10:30-11:00 Debate, with commentary by Cristina Santinho (CRIA and ISCTE) and Ricardo Cabral Fernandes (Setenta e Quatro)

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-11:45 Ana Cristina Pereira ((De)Othering): ‘Internal others’ in the Portuguese media
11:45-12:15 Debate, with commentary by Cristina Roldão (ESE-IPS - CIES-IUL) and Paula Cardoso (Afrolink)
12:15-12:30 Remarks by Ana Rita Alves (CES-UC) and Sílvia Leira Viegas (CES-UC / ITM / Fórum Refúgio Portugal)
12:30-13:00 General debate

14:00-18:30 Roundtable on decolonial narratives: how to build other narratives

14:00-15:00 Presentation of the mini-videos on the Portuguese case
They focus on the historical public representations on migrants, refugees and racialised people in Portugal – paying particular attention to racialised, gendered, age and religion-based tropes – as well as of the myriad of effects of said representations. An anti-racist and anti-xenophobic analysis of what decolonial narratives about non-white bodies may look like will be the focus of the discussion between activists, artivists, and academics, with the aim of questionning colonial legacies in the contemporary age.

15:00-16:30 City as space of struggles, solidarity networks and counter-narratives: visions from the Lisbon metropolitan area
Alexander Kpatue Kweh (Fórum Refúgio Portugal)
Enas Fathallah (Fórum Refúgio Portugal/Iniciativa de Empoderamento das Mulheres em Situação de Refúgio)
José Baessa de Pina (Cavaleiros de São Brás)
Ricardina Cuthbert (Associação Torre Amiga)
Herberto Smith (photographer)

16:30-17:15Black women and media
Angella Graça (INMUNE)
Maíra Zenun (União Negra das Artes)
Melissa Rodrigues (artist/art-educator/antiracist activist)

17:15-18:30 Media and memory
Apolo de Carvalho (Yanda Panafrikanu)
Carla Fernandes (Afrolis)
Evalina Dias (Djass)
Vanessa Fernandes (film director)

Final remarks: Mamadou Ba (antiracist activist, SOS Racismo)