Politics | New Media | Democracy | Radical Enlightenment | Anti-Enlightenment | Nationalism | Superdiversity | Migration| Hipsters | Micro-populations | Activism | Culture | Human Rights | Capitalism | Neoliberalism | Socialism | (digital) Ethnography | Discourse Analysis | Media | Language | Integration
Ico Maly is assistant professor @ Tilburg University (The Netherlands). He teaches Digital Media & Politics, Online writing and Publishing and Knowledge in the digital World. He was the coördinator of Kif Kif (www.kifkif.be) and guest professor Culture and Politics @ RITCS (Brussels, Belgium).
He wrote several books including Superdiversiteit in Oostende (Kif Kif, 2014), N-VA | Analyse van een politieke ideologie (N-VA | Analysis of a political ideology) (EPO, 2012) and De Beschavingsmachine Wij en de islam. (The Civilization Machine. We and the Islam) (EPO, 2009). Together with Jan Blommaert and Joachim Ben Yakoub he wrote Superdiversiteit en democratie (Superdiversity & Democracy) (EPO, 2014). He also edited the award winning work Cultu(u)rENpolitiek. Over media, globalisering en culturele identiteiten. (Culture and Politics. About media, globalization and cultural identities.) (Garant, 2007).
In the next years, two lines of research are set out. On the one hand he will, in collaboration with Piia Varis, continue his ethnographic research on super-diversity and micro-populations, with a focus on hipsters, commodification and gentrification in Ghent. This research is extended by ethnographic research on Saabists as a translocal micro-population. On the other hand his research engages with digital media and politics. In January 2018 his new book - Nieuw Rechts (New Right) should be published.