Karel Arnaut is now Associate Professor at the KU Leuven.
Karel Arnaut was a Research Fellow at MMG where he coordinated the Socio-Linguistic Diversity working group and pursued his own research on aspects of sociolinguistic super-diversity in city-based transactions between Africa and Europe, more particularly Cape Town, Kinshasa, Abidjan and Brussels.
The main focus of his previous work was student and
youth movements, political and cultural participation, and the
restructuring of public spaces in urban Africa and Europe. Most of his
fieldwork took place in Côte d'Ivoire and was published in journals like
Politique Africaine, American Ethnologist, Africa & Development,
etc. Arnaut is also interested in postcolonial dynamics in the area of
diasporic identity-formation and activism in urban contexts in Europe