Assistant Professor, Digital Media and Social Communication
Ph.D. in Sociology of Media and Information Technology
MA in Social Research
BSc in Social & Cultural Studies
Monika Halkort’s research explores the intersectional dynamics of racialization, dispossession and enclosure inhered in digital infrastructures focusing in particular on contexts of political struggle, activism and humanitarian governance. Key themes include the coloniality and biopolitics of data power and how they affect claims for political autonomy and self-determination of stateless populations and refugees. The main geographic focus of her work is the Arab world.
Prior to her academic career Monika Halkort has worked as a broadcast journalist in Austria, Germany and the USA, producing award-winning radio and television documentaries for Public and Private Networks. Since the late 1990s, her media work has included web broadcasting, multi-screen video installations, and database driven narratives.
Extra Curricula Activities:
The Datalogical Condition (2018): 1 day research Seminar at the Homeworks Study Program (HWP) of the Lebanese Foundation for Plastic Arts - Ashkal Alwan. https://ashkalalwan.org/program.php?category=3#