EUC STUDENT ACADEMIC JOURNAL

About

The EUC student academic journal (ESAJ) is an academic journal led by students of Erasmus University College in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The journal features papers written by students of the Liberal Arts & Sciences program, to whom it provides the opportunity to make papers written during the academic year available to a wider public.

The second edition of the EUC student academic journal was published in December, 2020, and contains contributions from the previous academic year.


2nd issue, academic year 2019/2020

Editorial

About this issue

What to expect

S. HILLEN
Making Sense of The Dead: Mexico’s Femicide through the lens of Rancière

N. ROTHWELL GUERRA
Institutionalized Racism in Guatemala: Who are the “Communist Maya Indigenous”?

M. VAN HALDEREN
Animal All Too Human: The Gradual Decline of Human Animality and its Rediscovery

R. VOLKERS
Perverse Media: How Instagram limits the potential of feminist art

A. MITRA
Hunger within the Communities that Feed Us – A Historical Materialist Approach

G. BUBNYTE 
An Eye for a Nude Picture: Revenge Porn Criminalisation in the U.S.

P. SPENGLER
Critical Theory and its Adversary: Fascism in the works of Adorno and Horkheimer, Marcuse, Foucault, and Deleuze and Guattari


N. KHAN & L. VAN NOORD
Constructing the Newsfeed Refugee: A Semiotic Analysis of Refugee Depictions on BBC & Al Jazeera Facebook Thumbnails


A. VERGHESE
Jurisdictional Immunities of the State
Germany vs Italy (Greece Intervening)


B. WIEBING
Souffles-Anfâs, Présence Africaine & Frantz Fanon: an Exploration of a Postcolonial Dialogue on National Culture




contact: esaj@euc.eur.nl
website developed by Philipp Spengler 
Mark
ABOUT THIS ISSUE

Roughly thirty papers were submitted for this edition, of which ten papers remained after two editing rounds. During the editing process, we encountered a strong commitment from all students toward raising their papers to the highest standard.
    The journal makes use of a double-blind peer review process. Selection of papers took place through two reviewers, who assigned a score to each paper (“favorable”, “somewhat favorable”, “neutral”, “somewhat unfavorable”, “unfavorable”), including a short justification for their evaluation. If the reviewers independently arrived at an evaluation with at most one score difference, this was taken as a consensus decision. If the reviewers dissented, a third reviewer was consulted who additionally had access to the justifications of the two other reviewers. The chief editor assigned papers to the reviewers and editors and ensured that double-blindness remained intact throughout the whole process. Editing was done in two rounds, whereby the authors of selected papers received feedback from three editors each time.
    This papers in this edition span a wide range of research fields including postcolonial studies, dispute settlement, law, media studies, global studies, feminist philosophy, political philosophy, and critical theory. Many of the papers are interdisciplinary in nature and fall in the in-between spaces of research fields. This highlights the diversity of what Erasmus University College has to offer, as well as the creativity and many interests of its student body.
    For future editions, we welcome submissions from more fields, including those who are underrepresented in this edition. Hence, we also welcome submissions in the direction of economics and the life sciences.

Mark