10 November 2020

“The term ‘foreigner’ does not necessarily have a negative connotation”

For her PhD dissertation research, Pomme van de Weerd, PhD candidate at Maastricht University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, joined one of the preparatory secondary vocational education classrooms of a high school in Venlo for 9 months. Her intention was to research language diversity at middle schools but along the way, she developed a fascination for ethnic categorisation.