Key contacts: Dr Carrie Benjamin
Funding: Leverhulme Trust
Start date: 01.10.2018
End date: 30.09.2021
This project is a multisensory ethnographic study of public space and its relationship to whiteness in France. In exploring how ideas about ‘race’ inform the production, policing and use of public spaces, the study explores the relationship between sensory urban governance and national discourses of citizenship and belonging. While ‘race’ and whiteness are often studied from a visual standpoint, this project draws on the growing body of literature that explores how race is ‘sensed’ beyond the visual in order to contribute to the emerging field of European whiteness studies.