The Politics of Migration Data Visualization
Data visualization, or the process of communicating quantitative information to enhance understanding, is an indispensable tool for journalists and policymakers. Yet resurgent interest in story-telling with data, as well as received wisdom about these outputs’ power to change attitudes, raises deeply political questions about their forms, functions, and consequences. Drawing on my research examining visualizations about migration and refugee issues—comprising qualitative semiotic analysis, content analysis, and survey experiments—I argue that visualization is a key feature of wider digital migration politics that carries significance both on- and off-line.
Date: 27 October 2023, 14:30 (Friday, 3rd week, Michaelmas 2023)
Venue: Diversity Room
Speaker: Dr William Allen (University of Oxford)
Organising department: School of Geography and the Environment
Organisers: Dr Hashem Abushama (University of Oxford), Dr Alice Watson (University of Oxford)
Hosts: Dr Hashem Abushama (University of Oxford), Dr Alice Watson (University of Oxford)
Part of: Media and Migration
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Alice Watson