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Dr Iris Wigger has been offered a Visiting Assistant Professorship at University College Dublin

Sociology lecturer Dr Iris Wigger has been offered a position as Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology by the Dean of the School of Sociology and the College Principal, in Social Sciences and Law at University College Dublin.

This appointment recognises the excellence of Dr Wigger’s academic work and her latest sociological research in the field of racism analysis, migration and intersectionality.

Dr Wigger is currently PI on the British Academy/Leverhulme funded research project ‘ The end of tolerance? Race, Sex and Violence in Germany’s media discourse on migration’ and has recently published a substantial pioneering research monograph on anti-black racism and intersectionality in 1920s Germany, the first in-depth Sociological study on this topic in the English language.

Dr Wigger is honoured and feels delighted about this international recognition of her academic work. She is planning to visit University College Dublin in 2018/2019 for a public lecture on her monograph ‘The Black Horror on the Rhine’. Intersections of race, nation, gender and class in 1920s Germany (Palgrave 2017). She will be also meeting members of the Sociology group and UCD management to explore future collaborations between UCD Sociology and Loughborough University, Social Sciences. The appointment will commence in September 2018 and is for a period of five years.