Dr Nishat Awan is Senior Lecturer in Visual Cultures and Principal Investigator on the ERC Starting Grant, Topological Atlas: Mapping Contemporary Borderscapes. The project is hosted by the Centre for Research Architecture. Prior to joining Goldsmiths, she was Senior Lecturer at University of Sheffield, School of Architecture, where she led the MA in Architectural Design. An architect by training, Nishat's work focuses on the intersection of geopolitics and space, including questions related to diasporas, migration and border regimes. She is interested in modes of visual and spatial representation and is committed to exploring ethical forms of engagement with places at a distance.
Dr Hafeez Jamali holds a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin and is currently teaching as an Assistant Professor in the School of Arts, Sciences, and Humanities at Habib University, Pakistan. His research focuses on the anthropology of globalization and development, the history of Indian Ocean Trade, and the politics of identity and place in Balochistan (Pakistan). His doctoral research examined how the Pakistani government's investment in mega development projects, such as transnational gas pipelines and commercial ports, has affected lives and transformed the political attitudes of local Baloch people.
Dr İlke Şanlıer Yüksel is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communications at Çukurova University, Turkey. Her research mainly focuses on the sociology of migration. She is interested in transnational politics through mediated settings, visual methodologies and media ethnography. She has a long experience of field research and ethnographic research on migrants. She served as a researcher for Transnational Migration in Transition: Transformative Characteristics of Temporary Mobility of People (EURA-NET) (EU FP7) project for the Turkish team. Her current project deals with Syrian refugees and their media practices.
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