Iris Beau Segers

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Postal address P.O.Box 1097 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests

Mobilization, immigration, far right, participatory democracy, social movements, gender studies, international development


Dr. Iris Beau Segers holds a PhD in Media and Communication, acquired at the University of Oslo. She also has a BSc in International Communication in Media and an MSc in Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts, both acquired at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL). 

Her work focuses on far-right protest, with a specific focus on anti-immigration and anti-asylum seeker mobilization in Western Europe. She is the author of Mobilization against Asylum Seekers in Contemporary Urban Spaces: Not in Our Backyard, which is part of the Routledge Mobilization Series on Social Movements, Protest and Culture. At C-REX, she manages the data collection for the Comparative Far-right Protest (CFP) project, and she is part of the Horizon 2020 funded DRIVE project, which examines the main drivers of far right and Islamist radicalisation in North-Western Europe.


  • Awarded a conference fee waiver at the 2016 ICA conference in Fukuoka, as one of the best student papers presented at the Feminist Scholarship Division.

Positions held

  • Lecturer at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo (2020-2021)
  • Lecturer at the Department of Media and Communication – Erasmus University Rotterdam (2015-2016, 2017, 2020-2021)
  • PhD candidate at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo (2016-2020)
Tags: Political communication, Social Movements, right-wing politics, Migration, Gender


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  • Segers, Iris Beau (2020). ‘Not in my backyard’: A story-based local approach to anti-asylum-seekers’ centre mobilization in the Netherlands. Oslo 07-Media.

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Published Apr. 6, 2021 3:57 PM - Last modified Feb. 22, 2022 11:33 AM