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Cosmopolis Lunch Seminar with Mattias De Backer (KULeuven): “Here everybody knows everybody”: young people’s affective geographies of territory and social control.

23 April 2020 , Geography Dept. - Room F 4.66- (VUB - Pleinlaan 2, BE-1050 Brussels, Building F) from 12.00h to 13.30h

Bio speaker:

Mattias De Backer is a postdoctoral researcher at KU Leuven and the Université de Liège travelling between criminology, sociology and geography. He’s done research on public space, urban youth, refugees, street harassment and radicalisation, and hesitantly claims to have some expertise in post-structuralist philosophy, affect theory and creative and participatory methodologies. He is editor-in-chief of the open-access journal Criminological Encounters. Mattias has published an edited collection Order and Conflict in Public Space with Routledge and articles in, amongst others, Space and Culture, Social and Cultural Geography, Emotion, Society and Space and Urban Environment.