Queen's University Research Fellowship
- Queen's University Belfast - Queen's University Research Fellowship
- The Senator George J Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice
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Cosmopolitanism and nationalism in Europe; Normalisation of difference; Migration and Citizenship, Social Justice, Democracy and Inclusion, Racism, Ethnicity and Gender, Continental Philosophy, Feminist Theory (e.g. I M Young), Transnationalism and Diaspora, Far right populism
I studied first Social Science (MA) and Law (BA) in Oldenburg and Bremen (Germany), and do hold a MA in Gender & Ethnic Studies (University of Greenwich, 2004). I was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy/ Ph.D for my Thesis 'Situated Cosmopolitanisms: the notion of the Other in discourses on cosmopolitanism in Britain and Germany', in 2008 (University of East London, UK).
Before coming to Belfast I held researcher positions at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam), at the University of Sheffield and at the University of Luxembourg.
My work engages theoretically and empirically with the (de-)construction of racialised, classed and gendered group boundaries, particularly in the context of nationalism, cosmopolitanism and the shifting axes of difference and otherness. I apply a range of methods (e.g. Critical Discourse Analysis; visual methods/ semiotics; narrative methods) and as being trained interdisciplinary, I work with Feminist/ De-colonial and Critical Theory.
As a political and historical sociologist I focus on migration and citizenship (e.g. the situation of asylum seekers and refugees in NI), the rise of far right populism and its normalisation in Europe and beyond, and further look at conceptual issues related to social equality and justice (class, gender & intersectionality).
My first monograph , Gender and Cosmopolitanism in Europe: a feminist perspective' was published with ASHGATE (now ROUTLEDGE) in 2012.
More recently, in 2016, I published the co-edited book (with G. Valentine) 'Cartographies of Differences: Interdisciplinary Perspectives'
My theoretical interest in the tension between processes of normalisation ( and the critique of it) on the one hand an dnotions of democratic inclusion led first to a symposium I organised in Amsterdam in 2012; and in 2014 an edited collection:
- Early online date
Research output: Contribution to journal › Special issue
Far Right Populism and Women: The Normalisation of Gendered Anti-Muslim Racism and Gendered Culturalism in the Netherlands
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Research output: Book/Report › Scholarly edition
Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.45 SJR 1.79 SNIP 1.176
Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 0.79 SJR 0.361 SNIP 0.713
Polish Sociological Association
Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 0.17 SJR 0.13 SNIP 0.056
Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 0.65 SJR 0.222 SNIP 0.618
Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1547-3384
Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 1.07 SJR 0.972 SNIP 1.046
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk
Seminar on 'Racism, sectarianism and newcomers: experiences of visible racial and ethnic minorities with community divisions and spatial conflict in Belfast'
Activity: Talk or presentation › Public lecture/debate/seminar
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in conference
Contribution to conference papers, events and activities