Brought to you by the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies, ACES Cast features conversations with the Centre’s affiliates. In each episode, the podcast host, Gulnaz Sibgatullina, talks to early-career scholars and recognised experts about their research, academic journey and favourite books. Join us and get to know scholars who address the dynamics and direction of contemporary Europe.
In this episode, the academic co-director of ACES, Luiza Bialasiewicz, introduces the podcast.
Russian soft power, European spas and intricacies of bottled water
In this episode, we chat with Christian Noack about his research on Russia’s language promotion programmes and discuss how the European Spa functioned as a stage for the negotiation of political, social and cultural issues of European relevance.
EU security policy, Turkey and challenges of advocating a feminist perspective
This episode features Hanna Muehlenhoff, who explains the concept of feminist security policy and shares her experiences of working with Turkish NGOs.
On the European Pillar of Social Rights, writing a PhD thesis and tips for surviving academia
In this episode, Sophie Dura explains what it means to write a PhD thesis on the European Pillar of Social Rights amid the global pandemic
On EU competition & consumer law and its authorities in the EU member-states
In this episode, Kati Cseres discusses her research on EU Competition and Consumer law and how the concept of 'Consumer' is connected with the Rule of Law and Democracy especially connected to the current developments in Hungary.
On migrants, integration and Dutch Elections
In this episode, Floris Vermeulen discusses his research on migrant integration, diversification in the recent Dutch elections, and how scholars can influence public debate.
On humanitarianism, everyday borders, and humanitarian borderwork
In this episode, we talk with Polly Pallister-Wilkins of the history of humanitarianism, the myth of an all-welcoming Europe, everyday borders, and her research on humanitarian borderwork.
On Turkish borders, fieldwork, EU-Turkey
This episode features Beste İşleyen, who recalls how events such as the migration crisis and the 2016 Turkish coup shaped her path as a researcher, discusses the realities of doing fieldwork on Turkish borders, and shares her thoughts on EU-Turkey relations and Turkish accession.
On Slavic studies, Srebrenica genocide, translating
In this episode, we talk to Guido Snel about his experiences on Slavic studies during the Cold War, researching the Srebrenica genocide through photographs, and how we need to translate literature to understand our neighbors.