Migration and Technology Monitor Fellowship, Migration and Technology Monitor




Friday, September 30, 2022

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Full Time


Fixed Term, Fellowship



Job Description

People on the move are often left out of conversations around technological development. Like other communities historically marginalized, they are testing grounds for experimental new technologies. The growth of these high risk technological experiments at the border range from biometric mass surveillance in refugee camps, to the use of automated decision-making in immigration and refugee applications, to AI lie detectors deployed at airports. These technologies do not account for the far-reaching impacts on human rights and human lives. Blanket technological solutions do not address the root causes of displacement, forced migration and economic inequality, all factors exacerbating the vulnerabilities communities on the move face.


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Role and Responsibilities

Through this fellowship program, we aim to create opportunities for people with lived experience to meaningfully contribute to research, storytelling, policy, and advocacy conversations from the start, and not as an afterthought. Among our aims is a collaborative, intellectual, and advocacy community committed to border justice. We prioritize opportunities for participatory work, including the ability to pitch unique and relevant projects by affected communities themselves.

Ultimately, for conversations around the impacts of technology in migration to shift towards the lived experiences of people, communities and individuals living through these technological experiments must be in the driver’s seat. This includes having access to robust resources, including the time and space to develop ideas, build skills, and develop connections. One way to support work outside of the established hierarchies of power which are often centered on established institutions is to meaningfully fund work and redistribute resources to communities and individuals who may not be able to benefit from funding and resources readily available in the EU and North America.

Our new fellowship program tries to open up some of these spaces of collaboration, care, and co-creation of knowledge.

Experience, Skills and Qualifications 


  • Lived experience of migration and displacement or project specific experience

  • Interest in the interplay of technology and migration

  • Based outside of Europe and US/North America, or part of a mobile community

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