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Yannick Coenders

Area(s) of Interest

Race, anti-racism, migration, labor, colonialism, historical sociology, cultural sociology, narratives, gender, sexuality.

Current Research:

Black Pete and the denial of racism in The Netherlands; the history of black social movements in Western Europe; the history of racial categorization in The Netherlands.


Coenders, Yannick and Sébastien Chauvin. “Race and the pitfalls of emotional democracy: primary schools and the critique of Black Pete in The Netherlands.” Antipode, forthcoming.

Chauvin, Sébastien, Yannick Coenders and Timo Koren. “Never having been racist: explaining the blackness of blackface in The Netherlands.” Public culture, forthcoming.

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