Exploring the Identities of Greek Migrant Young Adults Through Their New Media Use: Combining Public Pedagogy, Participatory Narrative Inquiry, A/r/tography and Heteroglossia
In the 21st century, transnational migration is increasingly commonplace alongside the proliferation of new media. Adolescent migrants are especially well versed in new media, and their interactions allow insights into identity representation and negotiation. We know from current research that a sense of self is likely to be affected and interrupted when migrating to a new country, but we do not know the ways young people with transnational identities, negotiate, shape and are shaped by new media. Using a Participatory Narrative Inquiry approach and arts-based research methods, this research will explore how Greek migrant youths living in Melbourne use new media to communicate and describe their identity. In sharing deeply personal narratives, what do the participants learn about new media’s role in their identity formation?