Homeland Narratives Jan 22, 2021
Connecting the Jamaican Diaspora with Digital Ancestry Research
With the pandemic forcing people around the world to stay at home, our phones and computers have become a vital window to the outside world. We’ve recreated many of the physical spaces we’re used to spending our time. For diasporic communities — people who’ve experienced migration — digital spaces are even more important, transcending international borders. In this podcast, researcher Emeka Forbes explores how members of the Jamaican diaspora have connected using Facebook — and how the practice of digital ancestry research has become an important tool for keeping the diaspora connected, helping to forge new narratives of home. Read the full research behind this episode at bit.ly/3o78TXt.
Jan 22, 202115:21