Iris Beau Segers
Mobilization, immigration, right-wing politics, participatory democracy, international development, gender studies, social movements
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). She has also followed various courses at Cardiff University (UK) and Linköping University (SE), and has previously worked as a freelance journalist for several publications.
Her PhD project focuses on anti-asylum seeker centre protests in the Netherlands. In her study, she incorporates ethnographic fieldwork, social media data and mainstream media data into one holistic ethnographic discourse analysis of anti-asylum seeker centre protests in the city of Rotterdam.
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.
2020-2021 - Lecturer at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo
2015-2016, 2017, 2020-2021 – Lecturer at the Department of Media and Communication – Erasmus University Rotterdam
2016-2020 - PhD candidate at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo
- Segers, Iris Beau (2020). The “Brick and Mortar” of Mobilization? Storytelling and Materiality in Anti-Asylum Seeker Center Protests in the Netherlands. Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest. ISSN 2572-7184. 8(2), s 53- 73 . doi: 10.3167/cont.2020.080204
- 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.