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  • 14 Sep 2018
    What is it like to be model?

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Sylvia Holla gives an elaborate account of what working as a fashion model entails and provides an inside view into the field of fashion modelling and the working lives of fashion models in particular. She addresses ...

  • 13 Sep 2018
    Beauty and cosmetic practices of young Filipino women

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Many young Filipino women move to the cities in the hope of improving their prospects and those of their family. With this movement, Phillipine cities have become places where the tensions of modernity are apparent ...

  • 12 Sep 2018
    The story of andragology

    13:00 - 14:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Maaike de Boois tells the remarkable story of andragology, a social science that went through a tumultuous development in the period from 1950 to 1983. She hereby tracks androgology’s promising rise, with the ...

  • 12 Sep 2018
    Chemical sexualities in West Papua

    11:00 - 12:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Diana Pakasi frames the practices of penis and sexual enhancement as a lens through which to understand evolving masculinities in West Papua.

  • 5 Sep 2018
    Understanding Prison Violence and Hybrid Governance in Nicaragua

    13:00 - 14:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Julienne Weegels seeks to understand the hybrid powers and public secrecy involved in Nicaraguan prison governance. Drawing on a multi-sited ethnography of Nicaragua’s carceral universe from the prisoners’ point of ...

  • 5 Jul 2018
    Conceptualisations of mental suffering among displaced peoples

    11:00 - 12:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    The !Xun and Khwe are displaced and marginalized communities residing in Platfontein, a township near Kimberley, South Africa. Their disruptive histories, including involvement in regional conflicts and forced ...

  • 4 Jul 2018
    Political effects of internet use in authoritarian regimes

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Kris Ruijgrok investigates the relationship between internet use and anti-government protest under authoritarian regimes. he shows that, in spite of the internet's shortcomings - including online repression by ...

  • 2 Jul 2018
    Plantation labour in Malaysia

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Athi Sivan Mariappan carries out research into Indian families living and working on Malaysian plantations since their migration during the colonial period. One of the questions he tris to answer is why the ...

  • 27 Jun 2018
    The immigrant rights movement in Los Angeles

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Davide Gnes explores the factors and conditions that shaped the character, success and fragmentation of the immigrant rights movement in Los Angeles, California, in the 1980-2015 period.

  • 26 Jun 2018
    Migrants and public housing reform in China

    16:00 - 17:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Jing Zhou studies developments in the public housing sector in China, focusing on the way locals and migrants react to structural developments in this sector.

  • 26 Jun 2018
    Experiencs of TB patients in sub-Saharan Africa

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Lianne Cremers investigates different national and individual approaches to tubercolosis. Drawing on anthropological and public health approaches, she provides insight into patients' experiences of TB and treatment. ...

  • 26 Jun 2018
    Spread and recurrence of riots in Nigerian city

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Unfortunately circumstances prevent this PhD defence ceremony from taking place on 26 June. The defence rescheduled after the summer (new date to be announced).

  • 20 Jun 2018
    Material spaces in a psychiatric day care centre

    13:00 - 14:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Ariane d’Hoop focuses her research on a psychiatric day care centre for teenagers in Brussels. She studies the details of its everyday material arrangements and asks how material spaces work in the everyday practice ...

  • 5 Jun 2018
    Forest conservation and local knowledge

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    The knowledge of indigenous and local people plays a crucial role in sustaining forest ecosystems, mitigating climate change and preserving forest-dependent communities. Peggy Somuah analyses the empowerment ...

  • 22 May 2018
    Agency and structure in changing contribution rules

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Modern societies heavily depend upon high levels of cooperation between individuals. Rules structure those cooperative interactions of individuals within groups and organizations by guiding individual and collective ...

  • 16 May 2018
    The human right to sanitation

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Despite a growing global consensus on the existence of a global human right to sanitation, over a third of the current world population lacks improved sanitation services. The aim of Pedi Obani's research is to ...

  • 15 May 2018
    Cargill's acquisition agendas in Indonesia and the Phillipines

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Following the convergence of the financial, food and fuel crises in 2008, the past decade has seen a scramble for land, with governments seeking to ensure food security and agribusiness corporations and financial ...

  • 18 Apr 2018
    Relationship between slums and the city

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Tara Saharan focuses on households living in informal settlements in Chennai, India, and Durban, South Africa, and the relations with their urban surroundings. She investigates how informal settlements are ...

  • 10 Apr 2018
    Gender inequality behind maternal mortality in Indonesia

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Fotarisman Zaluchu carries out research into maternal mortality and gender inequality in Nias in North Sumatra. He investigates the impact marriage makes on women's lives, as this change of status can have serious ...

  • 27 Feb 2018
    Teacher identification in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Since Joseph Kabila came to power in 2001, the Congolese state has reengaged with the international community to initiate reforms. In the education sector, one of the overarching objectives was to offer free primary ...