12 IES researchers contribute a VUB book on EU asylum, EU border management and anti-racism

Migration, Equality and Racism is the work of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) think tank POINcaré and was created under the direction of IES Prof. Ilke Adam, Tundé Adefioye, IES Postdoctoral Researcher Serena D’Agostino, Dr. Nick Schuermans and IES Prof. Florian Trauner.  

12 IES researchers and more than 80 VUB academics and co-authors joined forces for this book. Philosophers, lawyers, psychologists, health scientists, sociologists, geographers, criminologists, communication and political scientists … look at migration, equality and racism from different disciplinary angles. Together they aim to contribute to an exercise of humanism as a praxis of criticism or a ‘technique of trouble-making’, in the words of Edward Said.

Through 44 thought-provoking and informed opinion pieces, they question widespread beliefs on migration, equality and racism and propose solutions that might disturb. Let this book be a source of inspiration for those who want to spark an informed debate on the ever more salient issues of migration, equality and racism, for those who want to learn more on how and why humanism has often remained an empty box for migrants and racialized groups. Or for those who are in search of inspiration for a just future for all. 

The book was launched on Thursday, January 21st 2021 during an online event presented by Yasmina El Messaoudi, with author interviews, a dance performance by Mouss Sar, slam poetry by Sakina El Kaddouri and pictures by Esma Alouet.

The event can be re-watched via this link.

Free e-book

"Migration, Equality & Racism. 44 opinions." can be downloaded for free in English (original) and in Dutch. You can download the book via this link.

A hard copy of the book is available via print on demand and can be ordered via the publisher ASP Editions.