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Digital Platforms and the Algorithmic Patterning of Inequalities

When: Wednesday, November 23, 2022, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: G.O. Jones Building Lecture Theatre, 327 Mile End Road, Queen Mary University of London, London, E1 4NS


Please join us for this pre-launch event of Professor Yasmin Ibrahim’s forthcoming book "Digital Racial: Algorithmic Violence and Digital Platforms" in which she examines the intimate relationship between race and technologies through time, propounding that digital platforms and digital capitalism reabsorb racism as an internal arrangement within its modes of technical and affective architecture.

Premising the idea that technologies as supplanting and mirroring the ‘logic’ of racialization as mimetic instruments of social control and violence, her forthcoming book interrogates the present arrangement of platform capital, and its modes of re-abstraction of race into its fibres and terrains of re-territorialization of the human spheres of social, economic and political life.

About the Author

Dr Yasmin Ibrahim is Professor of Digital Economy and Culture; Head of Department of Marketing at School of Business and Management (Queen Mary University of London). She has written and published extensively on new media technologies and migration. She has been involved in numerous editorial boards and presently serves on the Editorial board for Sociology. She has reviewed for EU funding bodies and has served as reviewer for the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) for a number of years. Her work has been published in a number of leading journals including Ethnicities, Gender, Work and Organization, New Technology, Work and Employment, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, Continuum, The British Journal of Psychiatry, Transcultural Psychiatry, Journal of Marketing Management. She is the convenor for Borderlines, an interdisciplinary research cluster in the School of Business and Management. She has contributed extensively to Equality and Inclusion work both in the School and College.

The Discussant

Nicholas O'Shaughnessy is Professor Emeritus of Communication (Queen Mary University of London). He is also Visiting Professor in the Centre for Strategic Communication at King's College London (Department of War Studies), and Quondam Fellow of Hughes Hall Cambridge University. Recent books: 'Selling Hitler: Propaganda and the Nazi Brand' published by Hurst in 2016 and distributed in the USA by Oxford University Press. 'Marketing the Third Reich: Persuasion, Packaging and Propaganda', Routledge, 2017. Ormrod, Henneberg, O'Shaughnessy (2018) ‘Political Marketing. Theory and Concepts’ (Chinese Edition), Truth and Wisdom Press. ‘The Sage Book of Propaganda’, with Nancy Snow and Paul Baines, came out in 2020.

About the Event

Everyone is welcome but please register on the Eventbrite to join.

The event will be followed by a drink reception.

*The event will be photographed. The photographs will be used for internal and external promotional purposes only by Queen Mary University of London. If you object to appearing in the photographs, please let our photographer know on the day.

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