Professor of European Governance, University of Amsterdam
Embodied Geopolitics of Fear
Much recent work on the illiberal turn in Europe points to the role of a geopolitics of fear in the rise of populist forces, but the focus is largely on representational practices and performances. My project looks instead to what critical geographers have termed ‘everyday affective geopolitics’. Building upon research on anti-migrant mobilization in European cities, it explores the changing political geographies of populism and illiberalism, examining how wider fears touch down in particular places and are made to ‘stick’ to particular bodies and sites.
Previvous stays at the IWM:
October 2015–June 2016, Bronisław Geremek Visiting Fellow
November–December 2018, Guest
April–May 2019, Guest