Events

Women protesting against sexism for equality #metoo

#Wetoo: What dancers talk about when they talk about sexism

Paper
Ilse Ghekiere
14/11/2017
13 minutes to read

From recurring Lolita-fantasies on stage to auditioning naked and backstage power abuse; female dancers talk about the repercussions of a professional reality that celebrates unclear borders.

Afro hair, Afro beauty, Afro Italian

Paper
Addes Tesfamariam
05/09/2016
21 minutes to read

Micro-hegemony, a term introduced by Blommaert and Varis, refers to the dynamic complexity of values, beliefs and perceptions that shape one’s identity. Here I show how hair, beauty and nationality framed my Afro-Black-European identity.

Designers rethink social boundaries with gender-neutral fashion

Paper
Stefan Immens
12/09/2022
14 minutes to read

Society is in constant change adapting to what is happening in the global environment. The fashion industry is getting stronger every day because it has been adapting in unique ways to society such as gender-neutral fashion.

black lives matter #blacklivesmatter #ferguson #transgender #equality democracy

Black Lives Matter too: from #hashtag to movement

Paper
Iris Wijers
13/03/2017
28 minutes to read

The Black Lives Matter movement has become a real phenomenon in American society. Iris Wijers analyzes this powerful and polarizing movement.  

Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Don't know what acceleration means? Then ''Overheating' is mandatory reading (Overheating - Thomas Hylland Eriksen)

Review
Jan Blommaert
01/06/2017
6 minutes to read

In his new book 'Overheating',  Thomas Hylland Eriksen offers a mountain of information and even more food for thought, and it does so in a text that can be read at lightning pace.

We moeten allemaal feminist zijn

Paper
Iris Cuppen
15/06/2016
20 minutes to read

In dit essay wordt onderzocht hoe Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie zich als schrijver en publieke intellectueel mengt in het debat over het hedendaagse feminisme. 

The debate around Shelter

Paper
Shannon Verhoef
20/02/2017
12 minutes to read

This paper explores how the term anime is culturally defined and if there is a difference in how people who are part of the Western anime fandom classify anime as opposed to people who aren’t.

Why is character amnesia in China considered problematic?

Paper
Lisanne Nugteren
16/01/2017
23 minutes to read

In the People's Republic of China, due to rapid technological developments more and more people rely on voice messaging and pinyin input for producing texts, rather than writing them by hand.

Een gesprek met Jeroen Olyslaegers

Interview
Sander Bax
07/12/2016

Auteur Jeroen Olyslaegers wordt geïnterviewd door literatuurwetenschapper Sander Bax en sociolinguïst Jan Blommaert. Verwacht je aan een boeiend gesprek over Wil, politiek en cultuur.

Decolonizing the Universal Museum

Paper
Daniel Obubo
21/01/2022
10 minutes to read

This article focuses on globalisation, universalism and the concept of the universal museum while dissecting The Declaration on the Importance and Value of Universal Museums through the context of stolen artefacts like the Benin Bronzes. 

The Migrant Identity: The Role of Art and Media in Identity Formation

Paper
Rebecca de Jongh
10/12/2021
31 minutes to read

Migration is one of the most important issues in our society, the migrant identity can be approached from many different angles. We will focus on the use of the migrant identity in art in relation to the image as portrayed in the media.