Creating Europe through Racialized Mobilities (CERM) is an umbrella project for different case studies and publications relating to research on racialized (im)mobilities in Europe.
As a contested site of imagination, Europe is fraught with internal differentiation and hierarchies. Some parts of Europe are perceived as inhabited by more proper European subjects, while others are perceived as ‘less developed’ or ‘failed.’ Still others are excluded from the space of Europe.
Recognizing (Im)mobilities as strongly differentiated on lines of class, race, and gender, this platform draws on interdisciplinary perspectives from anthropology, decolonial and postcolonial theories. The research theoretical orientation can be simplified into two interlinked themes: The racialization of mobility within and across Europe, and mobility and Europe from the margins.
The project is led by Dr. Kristín Loftsdóttir, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Iceland, and funded by the Icelandic Research Fund (grant no. 207062-051) and University of Iceland Research Fund.
The key research questions are:
How do racialization, gender, and class intersect in the life of mobile subjects in and across Europe? What do interlinked mobilities say about the creation of particular Europeans as racialized subjects?
How does mobility at Europe’s margins work toward generating understandings of ‘Europe’? How can mobilities at Europe’s margins can be used to explore the idea of Europe as created through discourses about external and internal others?
Exceptionalism, by Lars Jensen and Kristín Loftsdóttir, has been published by Routledge in its Key Ideas Series. This volume crucially provides an analytical and comparative approach, investigating the meaning and uses of the concept of exceptionalism, while demonstrating the ways in which it manifests itself in different [...]
The article "Sun and Sand: Icelandic travels to the Canary Islands" (translation from Icelandic) has been published in the Icelandic peer-reviewed journal Tímarit um viðskipti og efnahagsmál (Research in Applied Business and Economics). The article is co-authored by Kristín Loftsdóttir, project leader, in collaboration with Auður Arna Arnardóttir, [...]
Raddir margbreytileikans er mannfræðihlaðvarp þar sem rætt er við íslenska mannfræðinga. Í þessum þætti ræðir Kristín Loftsdóttir, prófessor við Háskóla Íslands, um grein sem fjallar um gifsafsteypur og brjóstmyndir frá liðnum tíma sem varðveittar eru á El Museo Canario. Kristín setur þessa safnmuni í sögulegt og pólitískt samhengi [...]