Welcome to DIMES


DIMES Jean Monnet Project

UACES and the European Studies Association of Sub-Saharan Africa (ESA-SSA) are pleased to announce that we have been granted funding from the Erasmus+ Programme of European Union for our Jean Monnet Project ‘Diversity, Inclusion and Multidisciplinarity in European Studies’ (DIMES). 


This project seeks to explore ways to increase diversity within the field of European Studies, in particular with regards to the ethnicity, disciplinary focus and geographical location of its participants.

Through a series of events, research collaborations and publications, the project aims to:

  • Improve the representation of BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of colour) academics within UACES and European studies more generally
  • Move away from the emphasis on Western European and North American academics towards greater inclusion for scholars from under-represented, even marginalised, geographies
  • Broaden the disciplinary focus of contemporary European Studies to include adjacent/related disciplines such as anthropology, human geography, cultural studies and sociology

Sign up here to be updated about the project, its events and its outputs. We will be announcing the dates for our first workshop soon.

Project Coordinators

Maria Garcia, University of Bath; Maxine David, Leiden University; Toni Haastrup, University of Stirling; Dickson Ajisafe, University of Pretoria; Frank Mattheis, Université libre de Bruxelles & University of Pretoria.

Call for Project Participants

We are looking for additional project participants to get more involved in DIMES (e.g. contributing to the project blog, speaking at workshops and events, contributing to publications, assisting the advisory board, representing the project at events). To express your interest, please sign up here.

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To get involved with DIMES and to be updated about our activities, join the mailing list. We expect to send 1-4 email updates per month. Sign up


Our DIMES blog will contain the latest news and reflections from our coordinators and project participants.


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