Diasporic Humanitarianism

Social media have reconfigured the international relief landscape by creating discursive spaces for grassroots storytelling and activism. This opens new avenues for studying various facets of diasporic humanitarianism, particularly the involvement of communities living outside their countries of origin in humanitarian relief in their homeland. Making sense of diasporic humanitarianism in the digital age requires a profound understanding of the transformative role of media and communication technologies in the humanitarian domain.

This project is supported by TASA, the Australian Sociological Association, as well as the Brown Prize at the University of Sydney and aims to study the role of diasporas as prominent actors in the humanitarian space surrounding ongoing wars in their homelands.