Area(s) of Interest
Race, Space, Colonialism, Urban, Political Sociology, Historical Sociology
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.
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.