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Yannick Coenders

Area(s) of Interest

Race, Space, Colonialism, Urban, Political Sociology, Historical Sociology

Current Research:

How the West Opposed Non-White Residential Concentration yet Preserved White Supremacy.

Historicizing housing policies in Birmingham (UK) and Rotterdam (NL) that sought to disperse non-white migrants across the city, my dissertation asks why despite its long colonial tradition of segregating and concentrating non-white populations, opposition to concentration became increasingly central to Western liberal race discourse from the 1950s onwards.

Publications: 

Balkenhol, Markus and Yannick Coenders. “Metahistory as diaspora practice: mobilising the Dutch black radical tradition.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies [online first]

Chauvin, Sébastien, Yannick Coenders, and Timo Koren. "Never having been racist: Explaining the blackness of blackface in the Netherlands." Public Culture 30, no. 3 (2018): 509-526.

Coenders, Yannick, and Sébastien Chauvin. "Race and the Pitfalls of Emotional Democracy: Primary Schools and the Critique of Black Pete in the Netherlands." Antipode 49, no. 5 (2017): 1244-1262.

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