Anti-racist movements in European Cities

Social sciences


Host Department
Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology



Research Topic B

Abstract of the proposed UNIPhD research project


My research project aims to analyse fronts of social mobilisation on migratory phenomena and anti-racism in Europe at the intersection of new forms and channels of participation initiated at the local level. In recent years the ‘city’ has risen to a privileged unit of intervention to promote participatory methods in the application of public policy, with important implications for grassroots civil society. The question I aim to address is how are anti-racist agendas constituted at the city level and what spaces of participation are opened and/or closed in relation to this process?



Short bio

Mariam comes from a multidisciplinary background researching, monitoring and advocating around issues of racism and anti-discrimination in both institutional settings and civil society. Her work centres decolonial praxis and intersectional analysis to critically engage with the production of knowledge. She has a BA in Development Studies and Geography (SOAS University, UK) and a joint MA degree in International Relations (Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy) and in Comparative Analysis of Mediterranean Societies (Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique, Morocco).

Topic assigned to
Mariam Camilla Rechchad


Project documents