Iris Beau Segers
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. Her forthcoming book Mobilization against Asylum Seekers in Contemporary Urban Spaces: Not in Our Backyard is expected to come out in late 2021, as part of the Routledge Mobilization Series on Social Movements, Protest and Culture. At C-REX, she is also the Editor of the RightNow! blog.
- 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.
- 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)
- Segers, Iris Beau (2019). New neighbours or a security threat? The role of local stories in anti-asylum seeker centre mobilization in the Netherlands. International Communication Gazette. ISSN 1748-0485. . doi: 10.1177/1748048519883514 Full text in Research Archive.