The contemporary period calls our attention to the experience of migration — the movement of people, as well as the movement of animals and plants from one place to another. “Migrant Media” aims at understanding the relationship between media and migration. The 2017-2018 postdoctoral fellow will examine the materiality, forms and functions of media and mediation as they represent, perform and accompany beings in migration, and the manner in which migrants bear on practices and technologies of mediation. Media — elemental (earth, water, air and fire) or transportation media, mass media (print, the newspaper, radio, television, film), pictorial, textile, photographic, video or performance media, epistolary media, military media or digital media — invoke the promise of movement from one site to another: they entail the circulation, translation, transposition and disarticulation of “messages,” requiring technological devices and agents to enable the flow and transmission of these messages. At the same time, media are implicated in the construction, maintenance and circumvention of barriers to movement and migration. In what ways is the experience of migration simultaneously and necessarily an experience of mediation? And how do migrant media work as living environments?