The question of racialisation figures prominently in contemporary notions and experiences of diversity and conflict in Europe. What might it mean to consider racialisation as a force that bears upon the very conceptual categories employed in imagining and practising diversity and conflict rather than only as a problem addressed through them? In this course, we will explore this question in relation to a series of key concepts including religiosity/secularity, minority/majority, native/migrant, nature/culture, and sexuality/gender (among others), which frame debates on identarian, religious, and cultural diversity and conflict in Europe today. Through weekly readings discussed collectively in class, we will unpack how such conceptual categories significant to diversity and conflict have been shaped by histories of racialisation through (and at the interface of) colonialism, imperialism, nationalism, and nation-state formation. We will read journal articles and/or book chapters (three per week) written by scholars operating across and between the fields of anthropology, cultural studies, geography, political science, and history, and occasionally will also draw on filmic works. Each of the three weekly required texts will be briefly introduced by a student to facilitate discussion.