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Koen Slootmaeckers, Dr

City, University of London, Department of International Politics

Areas of Expertise

Country of residence

United Kingdom

Online Academic Profile

Research Discipline

Politics & International Relations

Language Skills

  • English
  • Dutch


Koen Slootmaeckers is a 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. Koen is also a free researcher associated with the research group Leuven International and European Studies (LINES) at the KU Leuven (Belgium).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.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