As I process the whirlwind of reactions following the riots at Capitol Hill last week, I would like to share my thoughts on three complex topics: President Trump’s divisive speech, the dismissal of media as fake news, the role of social media platforms.
On January 21, our colleagues at BIRMM are inviting you to the launch of the VUB Poincaré book 'Migration, equality & racism - 44 opinions'.
"In this post, I am going to share some resources and tips to write academic blog posts that I wished I had known about when I first started blogging"
René Kreichauf: "My dissertation brings forth forced migration within the agenda of urban studies, and it provides new theoretical approaches and fresh empirical material"
Organized by IMMRC (KULeuven), RHEA and Race & Research Network (VUB)
In this blogpost, we argue that through their content moderation practices, internet communication companies are acting as definers, judges and enforcers of freedom of expression on their services.
Laura Westerveen: "when I moved to Brussels to start my PhD trajectory I never expected to begin and end the writing process of my thesis while in lockdown"
How do prejudices in the social sciences circulate and how are they perpetuated? The reception of the concept of amoral familism sheds light on this process.
EDGE recruits post-doctoral researchers for a 2-year term (2021-2022) to strengthen its current research team and support collective research efforts.
VUB researcher Louise Knops, ascribed as a PhD candidate at the Political Science Department and member of the EDGE Programme, discusses in an interview by Le Soir the political impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
Together with RHEA , EDGE is happy to announce the 8 th biennial conference of the Afroeuropeans Network titled "Intersectional Challenges in Afroeuropean Communities". The Afroeuropeans Network...
This blogpost offers a refined understanding of member states’ ability to successfully influence the outcome of digital policies in the Council of the EU by disentangling the role of coalitions and individual negotiators’ capacities
Papers should examine 1) the positions of institutional actors; 2) the capacity to impose their policy preferences; 3) how this shapes policy change in the EU; and 4) the influence of the European Council.
This blog post looks at the current crisis from the perspective of political affect. In particular, it attempts to situate the current affects of obedience against a broader background of contestation and the significantly “louder” affect of indignation.
This call for projects aims to stimulate and support collective research endeavors that are connected with the EDGE Programme. In order to be eligible for funding, projects have to produce a research outcome
A discussion of what it means to be a researcher from the Global South in Western Academia, focusing on two themes: love and frustration, and auto-ethnographic writing.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day , RHEA (Research Centre on Gender, Diversity & Intersectionality) , Crosstalks, Research Events and the Equality Team organize a new edition of the...
We are most certainly living in difficult democratic times, with populism on the up. Any lingering complacency over the health of liberal democracy is well disabused by the contributors to 'Rethinking Democracy'.
The first joint publication of the EDGE Programme is out! The book “The Edges of Political Representation” provides an overview of what political representation means today.
Several protest waves hit the roads, streets and public squares in Europe and beyond in the last years. As diverse as these movements’ claims are, they all express a big sense of urgency.
There has been considerable academic debate on whether multiculturalist policies are in retreat in Europe. This paper argues that the so-called ‘second wave of anti-racist activism’ moves beyond culture and addresses questions of power and privilege.
What are the identities of women of immigrant origin serving in local elected political positions in Oregon? What motivated these women to run for an elected political office? How do their identities motivate them to run?
The discussion will revolve around EU member states' ability to shape the EU digital policies and the role of coalitions to explain their influence in the Council.
The seminar focuses on how women, racial minorities and immigrants are disadvantaged in society from the angle of how those experiences influence their opportunities in politics.
This seminar addresses the efforts to give rise to the norm of the non-use of fully autonomous weapons in warfare, drawing comparisons with the eventual taboo of nuclear weapons use.