News and Events

18 June 2021

On 16 June 2021 professor Betty de Hart gave a lecture on modern day partnerships at De Waalse Kerk. Read more about this here.

On 14 June 2021 Euromix post-doctoral researcher Guno Jones gave a lecture on mixed intimacies and resistance during the Second World War at the Resistance Museum. Watch the lecture here.

On 10 June 2021 professor Betty de Hart gave a lecture on regulation of mixed intimacies and how to theorize race in the study of family migration in Europe at the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies of the University of Amsterdam. Read more about this here.

21 August 2020

Euromix PhD researcher Rébecca Franco wrote an article on the hypersexualization of black men and why this is problematic in light of the Black Lives Matter movement. Read the full article here (in Dutch).

Euromix post-doctoral researcher Elena Zambelli published an article in Journal Genealogy (Special Issue Transnational Families: Europe and the World) on the racialized ‘affective economy’ of (un)belonging after Brexit by discussing how British and mixed-migration status, ‘mixed (race) couples’ narrate the impact of this on their orientations towards Britain and the EU. Read the full article here.

27 September 2019

On 20 September 2019 professor Betty de Hart’s inaugural lecture took place, titled: ‘Some Cursory Remarks on Race, Mixture and Law by three Dutch jurists.’

De Hart’s lecture addresses the question how race-thinking was part of the Dutch legal system and legal scholarship as a way to explore the ‘legal archive’. It discusses the legal work on race and mixture of three Dutch jurists: L.W.C. van den Berg (1845-1927), a colonial legislator who wrote the Mixed Marriages Act for the Dutch East Indies; W.F. Wertheim (1907-1998), professor in colonial law, who later distanced himself from the Dutch colonial system of which he had been part, and H. de Bie (1879-1955) who, as the first children’s judge in Rotterdam, worried about Dutch girls and their intimate relationships with Chinese men. This study argues that understanding our legal past (the ‘legal archive’) is crucial to further our knowledge about how race and mixture work in law today, and that such knowledge is vital for social justice.

The full text is available here. 

The Dutch article is available here: NJB Essay

The lecture was taped and is available to watch:

22 October 2018

Euromix PhD researcher Nawal Mustafa will participate in a panel discussion entitled Entanglements of Race Religion and Secularism on 22 October at 20.00. This event is hosted by the Race, Religion and Secularism Network (RRSN). More information is available on the RRSN website. Click here to register.



5 September 2018

Het recht is niet kleurenblind, Migratie-experts aan het woord: #3 Betty de Hart –The law is not colourblind: Migration experts speak: #3 Betty de Hart

An interview by Jessica Maas of with Betty de Hart over the  Euromix project and the history of regulations of mixed relationships in Europe. Read the full interview here.