Digital media foster an emergence of a new type of connectivity that transcends geographic constraints and affords multi-territorial engagements. Creating discursive spaces for grassroots activism, digital media have reconfigured the ways in which people connect with each other and with their communities near and far. Datafied traces of online behavior turn digital media into an empirical site of studying transnational actors – in my research, I systematically investigate the ways in which diasporas are mobilized to provide direct humanitarian aid to their country of origin.
Boichak, O., Kumar, P. (2021) Mapping the National Web: Spaces, Cultures, and Borders of Diasporic Mobilization in the Digital Age. Global Networks. https://doi.org/10.1111/glob.12342
Lokot, T.& Boichak, O. (2020) Exploring Networked Identity and Transnational Mobilization in Ukraine’s Euromaidan Protest. AoIR Selected Papers of Internet Research, 2020. https://doi.org/10.5210/spir.v2020i0.11263
Boichak, O.(2019) Mobilizing Diasporas: Understanding Transnational Relief Efforts in the Age of Social Media. Proceedings of the 52 Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, (HICSS-52).
Mobilizing Diasporas (poster)
Internet, Policy and Politics (IPP 2018)
Mobilizing Diasporas: Understanding Transnational Relief Efforts in the Age of Social Media
Digital Methods Summer School, University of Amsterdam:
Issue Mapping for Diasporic Crossings: Towards Cross-platform and Cross-diaspora Studies