Silvia Rodríguez Maeso


PhD in Political Sociology (University of the Basque Country). Silvia is Principal Researcher at CES and member of the Research Group on Democracy, Citizenship and Law (DECIDe). She lectures in the PhD Programmes: "Democracy in the 21st Century" (FEUC/CES) and "Human Rights in Contemporary Societies" (CES/IIIUC); and in the International Master "Roads to Democracy(ies)" (UC/University of Siegen). She has been executive coordinator of the project TOLERACE - The semantics of tolerance and (anti-)racism: public bodies and civil society in comparative perspective (UE, FP7; 2010-2013: Her main research and teaching interests have centred on the following areas: social theory, racism and anti-racism in European contexts; Eurocentrism and Knowledge production; Truth Commissions in Latin American contexts. Latest publications: (with Marta Araújo) (orgs.) Eurocentrism, Racism and Knowledge: Debates on History and Power in Europe and the America (Basingstoke & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). (with Marta Araújo) The Contours of Eurocentrism: Race, History, and Political Texts (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2015). She is currently coordinating the research projects: COMBAT - "Combating racism in Portugal: an analysis of public policies and anti­discrimination law" (FCT, 2016-2019); and POLITICS - "The politics of anti-racism in Europe and Latin America: knowledge production, decision-making and collective struggles" (ERC, 2017-2022).

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Maeso, Silvia Rodríguez (2018), "'Europe' and the Narrative of the 'True Racist': (Un -)thinking Anti -Discrimination Law through Race", Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 29

Book Chapter

Irazuzta, Ignacio; Rodriguez Maeso, Silvia; Villalon, Adriana (2017), Las víctimas en la escuela vasca: iniciativas políticas para una 'educación sentimental', in Gabriel Gatti (org.), Un mundo de víctimas. Barcelona: Anthropos, 309-330

Article in Scientific journal

Irazuzta, Ignacio; Rodríguez Maeso, Silvia; Villalón, Adriana M. (2017), "'Victims as Educators': Sentimental Education in a Peace-Building Context", Journal of Human Rights Practice, 9, 1, 50-67

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