Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

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  • Prof Amade M'charek

    Amade M’Charek (Medical Anthropology) - Race and genetics

    What kind of object could embody history and make that history visible? The folded object is a way to attend to the temporality and spatiality of objects. What do we learn from unravelling the history of a DNA reference sequence?

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    Anita Hardon (Anthropology) - Expressions of gender in chemical use

    Anita Hardon is professor of Health and Care and co-director of the Centre for Social Science and Global Health and of the Institute for Advanced Studies. She presents research from her ERC project Chemical Youth, studying effects of chemicals.

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  • B. Kalir

    Barak Kalir (Anthropology) - Deportation regimes

    States around the world invest massively in the detention and deportation of irregular migrants. The 'success rate' of states in managing to deport undesired and illegalised migrants is consistently very low. How should we account for this ...

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  • Bowen Paulle

    Bowen Paulle (Cultural Sociology) - Violent schools

    How do students and teachers actually cope, in real time, with the chronic stress, peer group dynamics, and subtle power politics of urban educational spaces in the perpetual shadow of aggression?

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  • Christian Broer

    Christian Broër (Political Sociology) - Public approaches to issues like illness and pollution

    How does everyday life relate to political decisions. Why are people scared about some risks and not about others? Why do people protest against something in one country and not in another? Why and how do some issues get political attention?

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  • Darshan Vigneswaran

    Darshan Vigneswaran (Political science) - State, borders and control

    We have tended to focus all of our attention on a thin line in the sand where states are at their most powerful – the border - and more specifically the European and US border. We have failed to look at the state’s glaring weak spot within.

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  • E.M. Heemskerk

    Eelke Heemskerk (Political Science) - Data mining and network analysis

    A team of social and computer scientists employ cutting edge data analytics and large scale network analysis techniques to study the network of corporate control among over 100 million firms worldwide.

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  • E.M. Moyer

    Eileen Moyer (Anthropology)-Gender, sexuality and HIV

    Since 1996 HIV and African cities have grown rapidly, as has the global response to HIV. How have gender and sexuality in urban Africa been reshaped by the presence of HIV, as well as the global response to it?

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  • Prof Eric Schliesser, Political Theory

    Eric Schliesser (Political Science) - 18th century methodology to distinguish sex and gender

    Eric Schliesser is professor of Political Science, with a focus on Political Theory. His research includes forgotten 18th-century feminists, both male and female.

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  • Harvest health

    Esther Miedema (GPIO) - Gender inequality and HIV

    Gender inequality is a key driver of the HIV epidemic. Improving women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) will advance gender equality. Does school-based sexuality education in Mozambique indeed challenge existing gender relations?

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  • Gerben Moerman

    Gerben Moerman (Sociology) - Open Online Research

    Video on Open Online Research project of Gerben Moerman (and Christian Bröer) who are developing software for Collaborative interpretation or Citizen Science.

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  • Nooteboom en Rutten

    Gerben Nooteboom and Rosanne Rutten (Anthropology) - Investments in farmland

    The global 'rush for land' for the production of food, feed, biofuel feedstock, and for financial speculation, has raised much public debate on the perceived evils of 'land grabbing.' What are the social consequences of these large-scale ...

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    Giselinde Kuipers (Sociology) - Social differences and beauty

    To what extent do tastes in the field of beauty demarcate symbolic boundaries? Kuipers analyzes social differences in the evaluation of the beauty of male and female faces in France, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and the UK.

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  • W.G.J. Duyvendak

    Jan Willem Duyvendak (Sociology) - Do migrants remake the mainstream?

    How diverse have our cities become? More and more people seem to share common notions. To what extent can minorities change the mainstream and make it more pluriform? Or do they have to adapt and assimilate into the mainstream?

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  • J.P. Bruggeman

    Jeroen Bruggeman (Sociology) - Experiments, an example with social networks

    If you want to examine how social interactions lead to a certain outcome you may study daily life or its online residue. But then you can’t control for effects beyond the research design. At this point, experiments can complement field studies.

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  • J. Grin

    John Grin (Political Science) - Health care agenda

    We witness a shift in issues dominating the health care agenda: from infectious diseases to non-communicable, often chronic diseases. Declining birth rates and increasing life expectancy yield an increase in the number of economically inactive ...

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  • Justus Uitermark

    Justus Uitermark (Sociology) - Cities and social movements

    Given the hostile climate facing immigrants and governments’ frenzied attempts to secure their borders, one might have expected immigrants to adopt survival strategies that would allow them to remain hidden and under the radar.

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  • Lee Seymour

    Lee Seymour (Political Science) - Civil war and fragmentation

    Why do some insurgent organizations fragment into feuding factions while others manage to remain cohesive? And how does unity or disunity among the parties to a civil war affect key conflict processes?

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  • Liza Mugge

    Liza Mügge (Political Science) - Gender, ethnicity and political candidates

    Since 2010 visible minority men and women are equally present in Dutch parliament. This outcome differs from what is predicted in research that either looks at gender (women) or ethnicity (visible minorities). How can this be explained?

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  • Harvest Urban

    Marco te Brommelstroet (GPIO) - Urban cycling

    Cycling is hip, cycling is hot and the Netherlands is seen as the Holy Grail. But: we also often hear that Dutch cities cannot inspire cycling planning for cities like New York, London, Sjanghai or Bangalore due to sheer size. But is this true?

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  • Prof Marlies Glasius, professor Political Science and International Affairs

    Marlies Glasius (Political Science) - Authoritarian rule of populations abroad

    Today’s authoritarian regimes typically allow and even encourage their nationals to travel, study or work abroad. How do authoritarian regimes control their populations abroad?

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  • M.P.J. van de Port

    Mattijs van de Port (Anthropology) - Film making and messiness

    Film invites viewers to allow themselves to be confused and -- in that confusion - look beyond Eurocentric prejudices and consider other possibilities. Words - of the filmmaker, as well as of his interlocutors - are allowed to drift out of meaning.

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  • Mieke Lopes Cardozo

    Mieke Lopes Cardozo (International Development Studies) - Education and Peace

    How, why and under what conditions or circumstances can education fulfill its potential role to support sustainable and peaceful societies?

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  • Harvest day-Nanke Verloo

    Nanke Verloo (Urban Planning) - Everyday security in the urban realm

    Security is increasingly practiced locally. Governments seek to securitize our streets, squares and other public spaces from loitering youth or crime. But governments are not the only practitioners of security, also citizens perform security.

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  • Olav Velthuis

    Olav Velthuis (Cultural Sociology) - How do art markets emerge?

    Since the late 1990s, contemporary art markets have emerged rapidly outside of Europe and the United States. At art auctions in the US, London and Hong Kong, new buyers from emerging economies have driven up prices to record levels. We witness an ...

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  • O.K. Sooudi

    Olga Sooudi (Anthropology) - Japanese immigrants in New York

    New York has one of the biggest overseas Japanese populations in the world. These individuals are among thousands of middle-class, often college-educated Japanese who leave home. To do so they give up their jobs, relationships, and leave family ...

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  • R. Reis

    Ria Reis (Medical Anthropology) - Conflict and children

    Examining children's enactment of spirit possession idioms and witchcraft in Africa including the meanings such idioms provide and the local healing resources they mobilize. Idioms of haunting spirits in Northern Uganda and witch-children ...

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  • Richard Ronald

    Richard Ronald (Urban Geography) - Housing and socio economic and demographic change

    Social scientists have traditionally looked at housing as a good and considered housing markets an outcome of economic forces. However, it has become increasingly evident that housing and how households orientate themselves in and toward housing ...

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  • Prof Rivke Jaffe

    Rivke Jaffe (International Development Studies)-Public-private security assemblages

    Across the world, we see processes of security privatization and pluralization. Increasingly, people’s lives and property are protected by uniformed security guards, by voluntary neighborhood watches, and in many cases also by armed vigilantes.

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  • Robert Kloosterman

    Robert Kloosterman (Human Geography) - Super-diverse Amsterdam

    Amsterdam has become a diverse or, in the words of Steve Vertovec, super-diverse city with migrant populations at the lower and higher ends of the socio-economic continuum. How does the labour market position of migrants relate to these boarder ...

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  • S.M. Steinmetz

    Stephanie Steinmetz (Sociology) - Gender-ethnic labour market inequalities in Europe

    The gender wage gap and other forms of unequal treatment persist across European countries. Immigrant women seem particularly vulnerable. They may face a double disadvantage resulting from being a women and a migrant.

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  • Theresa Kuhn

    Theresa Kuhn (Political Science) - A collective European identity

    Many EU policies, such as the Erasmus student exchange, aim at promoting European identity by giving citizens the possibility to interact with one another. Whereas Europeans lead increasingly transnational lives, they have not become more ...

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  • Tijs Bol

    Thijs Bol (Sociology) - Wage inequality

    Why do some occupations pay higher wages than other occupations? A bus driver and a pilot do relatively similar work: they transport humans. Nevertheless, we all know that pilots earn much higher wages than bus drivers. How do certain ...

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  • T.W.G. van der Meer

    Tom van der Meer (Political Science) - Ethnic diversity and social cohesion

    Recent years have seen a sharp increase in empirical studies on the constrict claim: the hypothesized detrimental effect of ethnic diversity on most if not all aspects of social cohesion. Tom van der Meer (and Jochem Tolsma) structure the ...

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  • Ursula Daxecker

    Ursula Daxecker (Political Science) - Election violence

    On the relation between the increasing international interest in elections as exemplified by the rise of international election monitoring and temporal shifts in the use of violent intimidation by political actors.

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  • Virginie Mamadouh

    Virginie Mamadouh (GPIO) -The European union as geopolitical actor

    The European Union is quite a puzzle: Once it was a dull puzzle, now it is everything but boring. Does it make sense to look at the European Union as a geopolitical actor? What can a political geographical approach to the EU and its external ...

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  • W.R. Boterman

    Willem Boterman (Geography) - Women and urban change

    Studies explain the transformation of urban space mostly from the perspective of social class. Willem Boterman adds a dimension and analyses the role of gender in the production of urban space.

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