Migrations, media and activisms in Portuguese language: decolonising mediascapes and imagining alternative futures

The research project MigraMediaActs aims to analyse media content in the Portuguese language, seeking to understand how processes of decolonisation of media landscapes develop; and how different social actors (e.g. activists, associations, etc.) contribute to these processes.

MigraMediaActs is a pioneer project in the study of decolonial activism in the public sphere in the Portuguese language, combining different fields of research that tend to be studied separately. Considering the complexity of identity dynamics in contemporary societies, we have designed a research-action program with a set of articulated tasks from a situated and intersectional perspective.

The decolonisation of media landscapes is a complex, multi-layered and sensitive process with multiple social impacts. This project aims to contribute to the greater visibility of people who occupy a place of otherness in the Portuguese national context as active agents in social transformation and the construction of fair and inclusive futures.

It also aims to foster constructive relationships between researchers, professors, journalists, artists and civil society actors to promote the decolonisation of journalism and communication studies, viewing diversity as a tool for social transformation and creating more inclusive and fairer societies.

The project is based at the CECS and involves international partnerships with a multidisciplinary team. The research design combines quantitative and qualitative methodologies with a research-action approach.

Principal Investigator: Rosa Cabecinhas

Team: Alberto Sá, Ana Cristina Pereira, Carla Cerqueira, Gessica Correia Borges, Isabel Macedo, Ivo Neto, João Sarmento, Julia Alves Brasil, Luís Cunha, Michelle Sales, Paula Lobo, Sheila Khan.

Main R&D Unit: Communication and Society Research Centre

Period: 2022 – 2025

Funding: 236 380,34 euros

Site: www.migra.ics.uminho.pt