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Saskia Witteborn is Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). She specializes in critical technology studies and migration, with a focus on understanding the practices and lived experiences of transnational migrants. She has worked with transnational migrants in the United States, Europe, and East Asia and was a founding member of the Research Centre on Migration and Mobility at CUHK. She has contributed to theorizing migration and the geopolitics of identity, technology and transnational mobility, biometrics and migration, data privacy and the computational abstraction of everyday life. She was a visiting scholar at Free University of Berlin, at the Berlin Institute for Migration and Integration Research at Humboldt University, Télécom Paris, and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research has appeared in leading journals and in edited collections, including the Journal of Communication, Cultural Studies, Telematics and Informatics, and the Journal of Refugee Studies. She is author of Unruly Speech: Displacement and the Politics of the Transgression (Stanford University Press, 2023), co-editor of The SAGE Handbook of Media and Migration (SAGE, 2020), and co-author of Together (Oxford University Press, 2005).

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