The War on Porn: The International Campaign to Prohibit the Spread of Obscene Publications in the Twentieth Century
This project examines the international legal regime prohibiting the production and international distribution of pornography, from its emergence with a set of international conventions at the outset of the twentieth century through its unraveling in the 1960s and 1970s to various attempts in rec
Dreaming of Europe: Refugees and the Old Continent
Randall Hansen’s book will examine the work-refugee nexus in Europe. Focusing on five cities––Rome, Vienna, Paris, Berlin, and London––the book will explore refugee journeys to, hopes for, and lives in these five European capitals.
Ukrainian Migrants in Poland: Discourse, Perceptions and Implications for Self-Identification
Olena Yermakova started researching migration into Poland in 2018. It was an extremely ambiguous situation: a right-wing government that rode into power on a wave of anti-migrant rhetoric was letting in millions of labor migrants––particularly from Ukraine.
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