Cemore and Earvin would like to invite everyone to the reading group, which will be held on 25 June at 12 pm in the Mobslab (B37).
“I selected the article Understanding Immobility: Moving beyond the mobility bias in migration studies by Kerilyn Schewel. I choose this article to prompt the participants in critically reflecting upon how immobility is performed, embodied, contested, or negotiated in a mobile society. The participants are highly encouraged to rethink how immobility – a concept, state or a metaphor – can be applied to one’s own current and future research agenda.
Looking forward to seeing you all!”
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Earvin Charles Cabalquinto
Dr Earvin Charles Cabalquinto is a Lecturer in Communication in the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University. He is also a member of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation. His works have been published in Mobile Media & Communication, Media Culture & Society, International Journal of Communication, and Information, Communication & Society. He is currently working on his book manuscript based on his PhD thesis. He is also working on two projects. The first project seeks to explore the role of digital media and networked platforms in mediating intimacy, subjectivity and transnational mobility among Filipino women who are in an interracial relationship. The second project examines the role of foreign careworkers in the care industry in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. His research interests include transnational communication, mediated intimacy, caregiving at a distance, mobile photography, and the politics of mediated mobilities.