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Expert on Europe

Dr Koen Slootmaeckers

City, University of London & Department of International Politics
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  • English
Koen Slootmaeckers is a Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the Department of International Politics at City, University of London. He has a background in sociology (BSc and MSc from Ghent University (Belgium)) and a PhD in Political Science from Queen Mary University of London. His research deals with the EU enlargement process and sexual politics in candidate countries. More specifically, Koen has studied the EU accession of Serbia and how this process affects LGBT politics and activism. More generally, Koen's research interest is the '(international) political sociology of the Other', a topic which he approaches from different perspectives, including European studies, nationalism and conflict studies, neo-colonialism, gender and sexuality studies, with a specific interest in topics dealing with masculinities and LGBT issues. He is the author or "Coming In: Sexual Politics and EU Accession in Serbia" (Manchester University Press, forthcoming). His work has been widely published, including a (co-)edited volume 'EU Enlargement and Gay Politics' (Palgrave 2016; with Heleen Touquet and Peter Vermeersch), and articles in, amongst others, East European Politics, Sociologos, Politics, Contemporary Southeastern Europe, Journal of Homosexuality, and Europe-Asia Studies