Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

AISSR Dissertations 2018

Governing coastal risk and vulnerability. New pathways within developing city-scale contexts, Cape Town, South Africa.

Programmegroup: Governance and Inclusive Development
Candidate: D.R. Colenbrander
Promotor: J. Gupta
Copromotor: J.M. Bavinck
Defense: November, 21, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Mental health and wellbeing of a Palestinian population

Programmegroup: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
Candidate: J.W. van der Meulen
Promotors: J.T.V.M. de Jong, R. Reis
Defense: November, 20, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Touring Trench Town. Commodifying urban poverty and violence in Kingston, Jamaica.

Programmegroup: Governance and Inclusive Development
Candidate: A.D. Osbourne
Promotors: R.K. Jaffe, J.M. Baud
Defense: November, 7, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Urban landscapes of territoriality and ethnic violence. The spread and recurrence of deadly riots in Jos, Nigeria.

Programmegroup: Challenges to Democratic Representation
Candidate: K.L. Madueke
Promotor: J.N. Tillie
Copromotors: F.F. Vermeulen, W.J. Nicholls
Defense: November, 6, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Couchsurfing. A travel style formed on the social-networking site.

Programmegroup: Geographies of Globalizations
Candidate: D.-J. Chen
Promotors: R.C. Kloosterman
Copromotor: P.J.F. Terhorst
Defense: November, 6, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Positive psychology interventions in a multi-ethnic and cross-cultural context

Programmegroup: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
Candidate: T. Hendriks
Promotor: J.T.V.M. de Jong
Copromotors: T.L.G. Graafsma, M. Schotanus-Dijkstra
Defense: November, 1, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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The political economy of the social dimension of economic and monetary union. The effects of the European Semester on social and employment policies in Belgium.

Programmegroup: Political Economy and Transnational Governance (PETGOV)
Candidate: C. Louvaris Fasois
Promotors: J.H. Zeitlin, M. Ferrera
Defense: October, 30, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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A parliament beyond borders? Parties, nationality, and cooperation in the European Parliament.

Programmegroup: Challenges to Democratic Representation
Candidate: H.A.A. van der Veer
Promotors: W. van der Brug, S.L. de Lange
Defense: October, 19, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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When doing your best is not good enough. Shaping recognition in sheltered workshops: The interplay of activating institutions, professionals, co-workers and a sociologist.

Programmegroup: Political Sociology
Candidate: M.J.P.F. Sebrechts
Promotor: E.H. Tonkens
Copromotors: B. Da Roit, C. Bröer
Defense: October, 2, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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To meet or to compete? The effect of ethnic and gender workforce diversity on ingroup preferences in the workplace.

Programmegroup: Institutions, Inequalities and Life Courses
Candidate: C. Thijs
Promotors: P.T. de Beer, F. Koster
Defense: September, 27, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Beauty, work, self. How fashion models experience their aesthetic labor.

Programmegroup: Cultural Sociology
Candidate: S.M. Holla
Promotor: G.M.M. Kuipers
Copromotor: O.J.M. Veldhuis
Defense: September, 14, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Lipstick tales. Beauty and precarity in a southern Philippine boomtown.

Programmegroup: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
Candidate: E.M. Taqueban
Promotor: A.P. Hardon
Copromotor: M.L. Tan
Defense: September, 13, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Discipline zonder discipline. De opkomst en opheffing van andragologie 1950-1983.

Programmegroup: Political Sociology
Candidate: M.A.M. de Boois
Promotors: J.W. Duyvendak, J.C. Keinemans
Copromotor: B. Karstens
Defense: September, 12, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Doing chemical sexualities, becoming a jago. Masculinities, personhood, and precarity in West Papua.

Programmegroup: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
Candidate: D.T. Pakasi
Promotor: A.P. Hardon
Copromotor: S. Tidey
Defense: September, 12, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Performing prison. Power, agency and co-governance in Nicaraguan prisons.

Programmegroup: Moving Matters: People, Goods, Power and Ideas
Candidate: J.H.J. Weegels
Promotors: J.M. Baud, D.W. Rodgers
Defense: September, 5, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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‘We have come out of one place: it is called Omega’. An ethnographic study on the role of context in understanding mental suffering among the !Xun and Khwe of South Africa.

Programmegroup: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
Candidate: T.N. den Hertog
Promotor: R. Reis
Copromotor: H. Wels
Defense: July, 5, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Challenging information scarcity. The effect of internet use on protest under authoritarian regimes.

Programmegroup: Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance
Candidate: K. Ruijgrok
Promotor: M. Glasius
Copromotor: U. Daxecker
Defense: July, 4, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Spatial and occupational mobility of plantation labour in Malaysia. Retrenchments, outmigration and closure of plantations, 1951-2012.

Programmegroup: Political Economy and Transnational Governance (PETGOV)
Candidate: A.S.T. Mariappan
Promotors: B.M. Burgoon, J.Y. Gruin
Defence: July, 2, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Beyond immigrant ethnic politics? Organizational innovation, collaboration and competition in the Los Angeles immigrant rights movement (1980-2015).

Programmegroup: Challenges to Democratic Representation
Candidate: D. Gnes
Promotor: J.N. Tillie
Copromotors: W.J. Nicholls, F.F. Vermeulen
Defense: June, 27, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Migrants and the new stage of public housing reform in China

Programmegroup: Urban Geography
Candidate: J. Zhou
Promotors: S. Musterd, R. Ronald
Defense: June, 26, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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TB truths. Patients’ experience with tuberculosis and healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa.

Programmegroup: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
Candidate: A.L. Cremers
Promotors: M.P. Grobusch, A.P. Hardon
Copromotor: R.P.M. Gerrets
Defense: June, 26, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Modest attachments. An inquiry into the potentialities of material spaces in a psychiatric day care centre.

Programmegroup: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
Candidate: A.J.C.C. d'Hoop
Promotors: A.J. Pols, C. Schaut
Copromotors: J.-L. Genard, G. Lebeer
Defense: June, 20, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Empowerment through knowledge? A study of local spatialised knowledge production in Ghana, and its exchange and use for forest conservation and governance.

Programmegroup: Governance and Inclusive Development
Candidate: D.P. Somuah
Promotors: I.S.A. Baud, M.A.F. Ros-Tonen
Copromotor: J. Gupta
Defense: June, 5, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Agency and structure. The role of individual social values and material interests in changing contribution rules to, and benefits from, a collective good.

Programmegroup: Institutions, Inequalities and Life Courses
Candidate: J.A. van Breemen
Promotors: B.G.M. Volker, K. Gërxhani
Defense: May, 22, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Strengthening the human right to sanitation as an instrument for inclusive development

Programmegroup: Governance and Inclusive Development
Candidate: P.C. Obani
Promotor: J. Gupta
Copromotor: O. Fagbohun
Defense: May, 16, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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The politics of land deals. Cargill’s acquisition agendas in Indonesia and the Philippines.

Programmegroup: Moving Matters: People, Goods, Power and Ideas
Candidate: T.N. Salerno
Promotors: H.W. van Schendel, S.M. Borras
Copromotors: B.N.F. White, R.A. Rutten
Defense: May, 15, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Gender inequality. Behind maternal mortality in Nias Island, North Sumatra, Indonesia: Towards a gender audit

Programmegroup: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
Candidate: F. Zaluchu
Promotor: S.E. Wieringa
Copromotor: B.C. de Kok
Defense: April, 10 , 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Illegibility as a state effect. The limits of governing teacher identification in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Programmegroup: Governance and Inclusive Development
Candidate: C.O. Brandt
Promotor: F.X. Bonal
Copromotors: T.A. Lopes Cardozo, T. De Herdt
Defense: February, 27, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Markets framed by culture. The role of local contexts in the rise of contemporary art commerce in Russia and India.

Programmegroup: Cultural Sociology
Candidate: N. Komarova
Promotor: G.M.M. Kuipers
Copromotor: O.J.M. Velthuis
Defense: February, 2, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Making sex, moving difference. An ethnography of sexuality and diversity in Dutch schools.

Programmegroup: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body/Globalizing Culture and the Quest for Belonging: Ethnographies of the Everyday
Candidate: W.J.P. Krebbekx
Promotors: A.A. M'charek, A.C.A.E. Moors
Copromotor: R. Spronk
Defense: January, 26, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Images with impact. The electoral consequences of party leader portrayal in the media.

Programmegroup: Challenges to Democratic Representation
Candidate: L. Aaldering
Promotors: T.W.G. van der Meer, W. van der Brug
Copromotor: R. Vliegenthart
Defense: January, 26, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Relaciones de género y capacidades de las mujeres en contextos extractivos de oro y petróleo. Dos estudios de caso en Colombia.

Programmegroup: Governance and Inclusive Development
Candidate: R. Méndez Villamizar
Promotor: C.G. Koonings
Copromotor: E.D. Rasch
Defense: January, 24, 2018, Universiteit van Amsterdam
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Published by  AISSR

3 December 2018