The experience of the COVID19 pandemic brings to our attention the territorial as well as cross-border dimensions of politics that are directly related to human bodies and their health. Not only health policies, but also many other fields of political action and discourses create new spaces and borders, e.g. in the areas of migration and asylum, labor markets and mobility or climate and environmental protection. Thereby, human bodies are always - quite directly or also indirectly - addressed and affected by politics and policies. Health and illness, discrimination (sexism, racism, ageism, etc.) as well as poverty, state violence and violent conflicts and other issues can be understood as body politics phenomena that can be addressed with concepts of "care" and "intersectionality", among others. We are interested in the European dimensions of such body politics – in terms of a critical view on politics of Europeanization, redefining and performance of internal and external European borders, identities and territorial governance of bodies and health.
Application is open until 15th of April.