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Prof. dr. L.A. (Luiza) Bialasiewicz

Professor of European Governance
Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Europese studies
Photographer: Eduard Lampe

Visiting address
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
Postal address
  • Postbus 1619
    1000 BP Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Luiza Bialasiewicz is a political geographer and Professor of European Governance in the Department of European Studies. She has been a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Natolin since 2013, where she teaches an annual course on European Geopolitics.

    Bialasiewicz is the academic co-director of the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES)

    and one of the Theme Leaders of the Centre's 'Europe in the World' research theme

    Bialasiewicz's research examines the political geographies of European foreign policy and EU geopolitics, with particular attention to the geopolitics of the EU's migration management at the Union's external borders and beyond. Her most recent work investigates how broader geopolitical concerns 'touch down' in domestic politics, with a focus on Far-Right and Nativist movements and parties. Her most recent books are the co-edited collection Spaces of Tolerance: Changing Geographies and Philosophies of Religion in Today's Europe (2019) and the edited volume Europe in the World: EU Geopolitics and the Making of European Space (2011; paperback edition 2016).

    For an overview of her other publications, please visit her Google Scholar profile:

    Bialasiewicz Google Scholar Profile

    She is one of the editors of Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, an international journal of critical, heterodox, and interdisciplinary research into the relations between the political and the spatial.

    Bialasiewicz also serves on the Editorial Boards of Eurasian Geography and Economics; European Urban and Regional Studies; Fennia; Geopolitics; Journal of Borderlands Studies and Political Geography  

    She is currently part of the Advisory Boards of the following international research centres:

    ‘Dimensions of Europeanization’ Field of Excellence, University of Graz, AUSTRIA

    International Institute for Peace (IIP), AUSTRIA

    Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR), ITALY




  • Publications



    • Bialasiewicz, L., & Gentile, V. (Eds.) (2020). Spaces of Tolerance: Changing Geographies and Philosophies of Religion in Today's Europe. (Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics). Routledge. [details]
    • Bialasiewicz, L., & Sariaslan, L. (2020). Textures of urban fears: The affective geopolitics of the ‘oriental rug’ . In C. De Cesari, & A. Kaya (Eds.), European Memory in Populism: Representations of Self and Other (pp. 128-152). (Critical Heritages of Europe). Routledge. [details]
    • Bialasiewicz, L., & Stallone, S. (2020). Focalizing new-Fascism: Right politics and integralisms in contemporary Italy. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 38(3), 423-442. [details]




    • Bialasiewicz, L. (2016). Die Geopolitik der Sichtbarkeit: Grenzen der Toleranz in der Europäischen Stadt. Transit: Europaische Revue, 49, 27-40. [details]
    • Mamadouh, V. D., & Bialasiewicz, L. A. (Eds.) (2016). Europe and its Others. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 107(2), 129-256.
    • Mamadouh, V., & Bialasiewicz, L. (2016). Introduction to the Special Issue: Europe and its Others. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 107(2), 129-133. [details]


    • Bialasiewicz, L. (2015). Tangier, Mobile City: Re-Making Borders in the Straits of Gibraltar. In Borderities and the Politics of Contemporary Mobile Borders (pp. 224-240). Palgrave Macmillan.
    • Bialasiewicz, L. A., & Wagner, L. (2015). Extra-ordinary Tangier: Domesticating practices in a border zone. GeoHumanities, 1(1), 131-156.


    • Bialasiewicz, L., Giaccaria, P., Jones, A., & Minca, C. (2013). Re-scaling 'EU'rope: EU macro-regional fantasies in the Mediterranean. European Urban and Regional Studies, 20(1), 59-76. [details]
    • Moisio, S., Bachmann, V., Bialasiewicz, L., Dell'Agnese, E., Dittmer, J., & Mamadouh, V. D. (2013). Mapping the political geographies of Europeanization: National discourses, external perceptions and the question of popular culture. Progress in Human Geography, 37(6), 737-761. [details]


    • Bachmann, V., Bialasiewicz, L., Sidaway, J. D., Feldman, M., Holgersen, S., Malm, A., Mohammad, R., Saldanha, A., & Simonsen, K. (2012). Bloodlands: critical geographical responses to the 22 July 2011 events in Norway. Environment and Planning D - Society & Space, 30(2), 191-206. [details]
    • Bialasiewicz, L. (2012). Spectres of Europe: Europe's past, present and future. In D. Stone (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of postwar European history (pp. 98-119). Oxford University Press. [details]



    • Bialasiewicz, L. (2010). Doing Europe: Discourses and Practices of Negotiating the EU Constitution. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 13(1), 119-120.
    • Bialasiewicz, L., & Minca, C. (2010). The 'border within': inhabiting the border in Trieste. Environment and Planning D - Society & Space, 28(6), 1084-1105.
    • Marksoo, U., Bialasiewicz, L. A., & Best, U. (2010). The Global Economic Crisis and Regional Divides in the European Union: Spatial Patterns of Unemployment in Estonia and Poland. Eurasian Geography and Economics, 51(1), 52-79.


    • Bialasiewicz, L. (2009). Europe as/at the border: Trieste and the meaning of Europe. Social & Cultural Geography, 10(3), 319-336.
    • Bialasiewicz, L. (2009). The new political geographies of the European ‘neighborhood’. Political Geography, 28(2), 79-80.
    • Parker, N., Vaughn, W., Bialasiewicz, L., Bulmer, S., Carver, B., Durie, R., Heathershaw, J., van Houtum, H., Kinnvall, C., Kramsch, O., Minca, C., Murray, A., Panjek, A., Rumford, C., Schaap, A., Sidaway, J. D., & Williams, J. (2009). Postscript: ongoing research. Lines in the sand? Towards an agenda for critical border studies. Geopolitics, 14(3), 582-587. [details]




    • Bialasiewicz, L. (2006). Geographies of production and the contexts of politics: dis-location and new ecologies of fear in the Veneto città diffusa. Environment and Planning D - Society & Space, 24(1), 41-67.
    • Bialasiewicz, L. (2006). ‘The death of the West’: Samuel Huntington, Oriana Fallaci and a new ‘moral’ geopolitics of births and bodies. Geopolitics, 11(4), 701-724.
    • Elden, S., & Bialasiewicz, L. (2006). The new geopolitics of division and the problem of a Kantian Europe. Review of International Studies, 32(4), 623-644.
    • Feakins, M., & Bialasiewicz, L. (2006). "Trouble in the east": The new entrants and challenges to the European ideal. Eurasian Geography and Economics, 47(6), 647-661.
    • Feakins, M., & Bialasiewicz, L. A. (2006). Trouble in the East: The New Entrants and Challenges to the European Ideal. Eurasian Geography and Economics, 47(6).


    • Bialasiewicz, L. A. (2005). Back to Galicia Felix. In P. R. Magocsi, & C. Hann (Eds.), Galicia: A Multicultured Land University of Toronto Press.
    • Bialasiewicz, L. A., Elden, S., & Painter, J. (2005). The Constitution of EU Territory. Comparative European Politics, 3(3).
    • Bialasiewicz, L., & Minca, C. (2005). Old Europe, new Europe: for a geopolitics of translation. Area, 37(4), 365-372.
    • Bialasiewicz, L., Elden, S., & Painter, J. (2005). 'The best defence of our security lies in the spread of our values': Europe, America, and the question of values: guest editorial. Environment and Planning D - Society & Space, 23(2), 159-164.


    • Bialasiewicz, L. (2004). Governing European cities: Social fragmentation, social exclusion and urban governance. European Urban and Regional Studies, 11(3), 283-286.
    • Bialasiewicz, L. (2004). Place and politics in modern Italy. Environment and Planning D - Society & Space, 22(3), 471-474.


    • Bialasiewicz, L. (2003). Another Europe: remembering Habsburg Galicja. Cultural Geographies, 10(1), 21-44.
    • Bialasiewicz, L. A. (2003). The many wor(l)ds of difference and dissent. Antipode, 35(1).


    • Bialasiewicz, L. (2002). Entanglements of power: Geographies of domination/resistance. Transactions - Institute of British Geographers, 27(1), 113-116.
    • Bialasiewicz, L. (2002). Upper Silesia: rebirth of a regional identity in Poland. Regional & Federal Studies, 12(2), 111-132.
    • Bialasiewicz, L. A. (2002). Re-ordering Europe's Eastern frontier: Galicjan identities and political cartographies on the Polish-Ukrainian border. In D. Kaplan, & J. Hakli (Eds.), Boundaries and Place: European Borderlands in Geographical Context Rowman and Littlefield.


    • Bialasiewicz, L. (1999). Atlas of Eastern Europe in the twentieth century. Journal of Historical Geography, 25(2), 258-260.


    • Bialasiewicz, L. (1998). Central Europe: Enemies, neighbours, friends. Journal of Historical Geography, 24(2), 235-236.


    • Longan, MW., & Bialasiewicz, L. (1997). Spaces of identity: Global media, electronic landscapes and cultural boundaries. Geographical Review, 87(3), 429-431.



    • Bialasiewicz, L. A. (2015). Preface. In F. Celata, & R. Coletti (Eds.), Neighbourhood Policy and the Construction of the European External Borders (pp. v-vi). (GeoJournal Library; Vol. 115). Springer.


    • Bialasiewicz, L. (2011). Europe in the world: EU geopolitics and the transformation of European space. (Critical geopolitics). Ashgate. [details]
    • Bialasiewicz, L. (2011). Introduction: Europe in the world? In L. Bialasiewicz (Ed.), Europe in the World: EU Geopolitics and the Making of European Space (pp. 1-16). (Critical geopolitics). Ashgate.


    • Bialasiewicz, L. A. (2005). Urban Politics and the Geopolitics of Heritage. In C. Minca (Ed.), Lo spettacolo della città CEDAM.


    • Minca, C., & Bialasiewicz, L. A. (2004). Spazio e Politica: Riflessioni di geografia critica. CEDAM.


    • van der Laarse, R., Leerssen, J. T., Bialasiewicz, L. A. & Wintle, M. J. (2016-2021). theme leader European Identity and Culture ACCESS EUROPEEIC: European Identity and CultureIn the rapidly mutating global and domestic context, (…), ACCESS EUROPE (Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies).

    Journal editor

    • Bialasiewicz, L. (editor) (2019-2024). Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space (Journal).
    • Bialasiewicz, L. (editor) (2012). Political Geography (Journal).


    • Baykan Calafato, Ö. (2020). Posing for the Republic: Making the modern Turkish citizen in vernacular photographs from the 1920s and 1930s. [details]
    • Jansen, H. E. (2020). Peoples’ internationalism: Central Asian modernisers, Soviet Oriental studies and cultural revolution in the East (1936-1977). [details]
    • van Hout, M. P. (2020). Rediscovering cityness in the Adriatic borderland: Imagining cultural citizenship in Rijeka and Trieste across the long twentieth century. [details]
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