dr. A.S. Vollebergh (Anick)

Universitair docent - Culturele antropologie en Ontwikkelingsstudies
Universitair docent - Radboud Social Cultural Research

dr. A.S. Vollebergh (Anick)
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Thomas van Aquinostraat 4
6525 GD NIJMEGEN

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Postbus 9104
6500 HE NIJMEGEN

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My research focuses on the lived experience and practical governance of urban marginality and diversity in a postcolonial Europe marked by racialized and secularist anxieties and desires. I do so by ethnographically tracing how key notions haunting current European discussions, are negotiated, given shape, and reimagined by urban denizens, activist organizations, and institutional actors in various national contexts.

In Antwerp, I have investigated enactments of new politico-ethical ideals of intercultural openness and neighborliness, or what in Dutch is called 'living together' (samenleven).
In France, I examined how the anxiety of a disintegrating Republic is addressed by community organizers and professionals working in the stigmatized cités (social housing projects) in northeast Paris.
Currently, I am developing a new research project focused on the so-called crisis of 'authority' , and the way in which doing authority in the Netherlands is rearticulated between authoritarian populism and therapeutic personal-development models of 'non-violence'.

Research interests: ethics and personhood, authority and freedom, conviviality and urban life, phenomenology of race, piety and liberal-secularism, the state and new public governance, populism and vitalism.

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