MIGRA MEDIA ACTS

MIGRATIONS, MEDIA AND ACTIVISMS IN PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE:
DECOLONISING MEDIASCAPES AND IMAGINING ALTERNATIVE FUTURES

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Migra Media Acts

The research project MigraMediaActs aims to fill a gap in scientific research about narratives on migration
circulating within the public spheres in Portuguese language, by adopting a situated and intersectional
approach, namely the intersections between race, ethnicity, gender, and class, in view of the multi-layered
identities and recent societal transformations that have occurred in Portugal.
 

This project comprises interconnected tasks which aim to analyse media content and gauge the way that
symbolic de-bordering processes occur in the Portuguese public sphere, as well as media production
and how different social actors (e.g. activists, associations) contribute to these processes. Moreover,
using an action-research approach, the project will develop decolonial interventions.
 

The project is a pioneer in studying decolonial activism in the Portuguese-speaking public sphere, combining
different fields of research that have tended to be examined separately. Decolonising mediascapes is a
complex, multifaceted, and sensitive topic with multiple impacts on societies.

MigraMediaActs proposes to contribute to a greater visibility of persons who occupy a place of alterity in the
Portuguese national context as active agents in social transformation and in the construction of alternative
futures. It also aims to enable researchers, teachers, journalists, artists, and key civil society actors to engage
with each other constructively and directly contribute to the decolonisation of journalism and communication
studies, and embracing diversity as a tool for fostering social transformation and for creating more inclusive and just societies.

Main R&D Unit: Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS)

Duration: 2022 – 2025

CONSULTANTS

Diana Andringa (CES – University of Coimbra, Portugal)

Evalina Gomes Dias (Founder and President of DJASS – Association of Afro-descendants, Portugal)

Fabio Malini (Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil)

Fernando Gonçalves (State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil))

Giovanna Leone (Sapienza Universitá di Roma, Italy)

Laurent Licata (Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)

Mamadou Ba (Founder member of anti-racist associations)

Manuel Chaparro (Universidad de Málaga, Spain)

Miguel de Barros (Co-founder of the Center for Social Studies Amílcar Cabral and member of the Research Council for Social Sciences in Africa)

Olga Bailey (Nottingham Trent University, England)

Tristan Mattelart (French Institute of the Press, University of Paris, France)

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PROJECT TEAM

Rosa Cabecinhas
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Rosa Cabecinhas

Principal Investigator
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Bruno Mesquita

Researcher
Gessica Borges
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Gessica Borges

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Júlia Alves Brasil
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Julia Alves Brasil

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Michelle Sales
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Michelle Sales

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Tiago Vieira da Silva

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Isabel Macedo
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Isabel Moreira Macedo

Co-PI
Carla Cerqueira
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Carla Cerqueira

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Ivo Neto
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Ivo Neto

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Luís Cunha

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Patricia Posch

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Yuri Sousa

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Alberto Sá
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Alberto Teixeira de Sá

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Chisoka Paulo Simões

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Jacob Lussento Cupata

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Luiza Lins

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Paula Lobo
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Paula Lobo

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Ana Cristina Pereira
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Ana Cristina Pereira

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Daniel Noversa

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João Sarmento
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João Sarmento

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Maíra Kaline Januário Cabral

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Sheila Khan
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Sheila Pereira Khan

Researcher

PUBLICATIONS

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Communication and Society Research Centre (CECS)

Instituto de Ciências Sociais
Universidade do Minho
Campus de Gualtar, Edif. 15
4710-057 Braga, Portugal

Contact Information

Rosa Cabecinhas; Chisoka Simões
migramediaacts@ics.uminho.pt

(+351) 253 604 695 , (+351) 253 601 751
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