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12 Oct 2023

MRS № 78 - The Digital Dynamics of Migration: Insights from the Ukrainian Crisis

Authored by Mamello Thinyane, Eleonore Fournier-Tombs and Giuseppe Molinario, this Migration Research Series paper examines the digital dynamics of Ukrainian migrants and the implications of digital trends, such as online activism and remote work, on migration and displacement. The authors employ an aspirations and capabilities analytical lens to investigate the different facets of the digital lives of Ukrainian migrants. The authors argue that centring the analysis on the individual and collective capabilities and aspirations of the migrants allows for a nuanced understanding of migration and the role of digital technologies in the migration story, and ultimately offers suggestions for enhancing the digital lives of migrants.