Stefan Jonsson is professor at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), Linköping University, Sweden, and cultural critic a at Sweden’s major newspaper Dagens Nyheter. He has written on European modernism and modernity, focusing especially on representations and fantasies of crowds and collectivities, as well as on European racism and colonialism. Works include Subject Without Nation (2000); A Brief History of the Masses (2008); Crowds and Democracy (2013); Eurafrica (with Peo Hansen; 2013); and Austere Histories in European Societies (edited with Julia Willén; 2016). He is currently completing a project on aesthetic knowledge of the political emergence of collective.
The podcast series, developed in conversation with academics, economists, lawyers, activists and journalists, explores how risk associated with the supply of Critical Raw Materials is unevenly shaping international relations while perpetuating colonial legacies in Europe’s periphery and the Global South. The discussions aim to look beyond these extractive practices to the possibility of thinking and doing otherwise.