What do we mean by “narrative”? How are narratives on migration produced and re-produced in the media and policy arenas? And at the individual level? Three experts from the BRIDGES Consortium answer to these questions from different disciplines: Verònica Benet, expert on Social and Personality Psychology and ICREA Research Professor at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF); Christina Boswell, Professor of Politics at the University of Edinburgh (UEDIN); and Marcello Maneri, professor of Media and Cultural Sociology and Research Affiliate at the Forum Internazionale ed Europeo di Ricerche sull’Immigrazione (FIERI).
All of them bring their own perspective to this video, where they explore the many gaps in the study of migration narratives and how our project aims to bridge them. Gaps between disciplines, between the different stages in the development of those narratives, and between research and practice… All of them need to be bridged in order to better understand how narratives are produced and what is their impact in a context of increasing polarisation and politicisation around migration issues, as explained throughout the video by Blanca Garcés-Mascareñas, Senior Research Fellow at the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) and BRIDGES Scientific Coordinator.