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Academic awarded Visiting Professorship for outstanding research in racism analysis, migration and intersectionality

A Loughborough University academic, who has conducted pioneering research into racism in 1920s Germany, has recently been awarded an international Visiting Professorship.

Dr Iris Wigger, a Sociology lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, has been offered a Visiting Assistant Professorship 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 Principal Investigator on the British Academy/Leverhulme funded research project ‘The end of tolerance? Race, Sex and Violence in Germany’s media discourse on migration’.

She has recently published a substantial and 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.

Of her Visiting Assistant Professor appointment, Dr Wigger said:

“I am honoured and feel delighted about this international recognition of my academic work.

“I am planning to visit University College Dublin (UCD) in 2018/2019 for a public lecture on my monograph ‘The Black Horror on the Rhine: Intersections of race, nation, gender and class in 1920s Germany (Palgrave 2017)’.

“I will be also meeting members of the Sociology group and UCD management, to explore future collaborations between UCD Sociology and Loughborough University’s School of Social Sciences.”

The appointment will commence in September 2018 and is for a period of five years.

Dr Wigger’s monograph is available to read here.

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