Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Photographer: Daniel Dutkowski

Ms M.S. (Myrte) Hoekstra MSc


  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    GPIO : Urban Geographies
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Room number: B4.16
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15629
    1001 NC  Amsterdam
  • M.S.Hoekstra@uva.nl

Research interests

My broad research interests are in the governance and experience of social differentiation (in particular, the governance of ethnic or migrant difference through 'integration' policies and the experience of multicultural spaces) and of socio-spatial inequality and its linkages to questions of identity and morality. Bringing together my background in cultural anthropology and political science, and focusing in particular on urban spaces, I am interested in 'cultures of governance' and the politics of emotion and affect - both politics writ large and the everyday interactions that create polarization or enable connection.

 

Employment

  • 2017-present Postdoctoral researcher on the project 'Bright future for black towns: Reinventing European industrial towns and challenging dominant post-industrial discourses'.
  • 2013-2017 PhD Candidate, researcher on the project 'Interethnic coexistence in European cities: A comparative and applied-oriented analysis of neighbourhood-related policies'.                                                 Website: www.icecproject.com.

 

Scientific Publications

  • Hoekstra, M.S. & Dahlvik, J. (2017). Neighbourhood participation in super-diverse contexts: Comparing Amsterdam and Vienna. Urban Research & Practice, online first. doi:10.1080/17535069.2017.1390780
  • Hoekstra, M.S. & Pinkster, F.M. (2017). 'We want to be there for everyone': Imagined spaces of encounter and the politics of place in a super-diverse neighbourhood. Social and Cultural Geography, online first. doi:10.1080/14649365.2017.1356362
  • Hoekstra, M.S. (2017). Governing difference in the city: Urban imaginaries and the policy practice of migrant incorporation. Territory, Politics, Governance, online first. doi:10.1080/21626671.2017.1306456
  • Hoekstra, M. (2015). Diverse cities and good citizenship: How local governments in the Netherlands recast national integration discourse. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 38(10): 1798-1814. doi:10.1080/01419870.2015.1015585
  • Hoekstra, M. and Verkuyten, M. (2015). To be a true Muslim: Online discussions on the headscarf among Moroccan-Dutch women. Gender, Place and Culture, 22(9): 1236-1251. doi:10.1080/0966369X.2014.958068

 

Reports

  • Dahlvik, J., Franz, Y., Hoekstra, M., & Kohlbacher, J. (2017). Interethnic coexistence in European cities. A policy handbook. Forschungsbericht 46. Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Vienna.                    doi:10.1553/ISR_FB046
  • Dahlvik, J., Franz, Y., Hoekstra, M., & Kohlbacher, J. (2017). Neighbourhood initiatives and sense of belonging in super-diverse neighbourhoods in Amsterdam and Vienna. ICEC comparative cross-city report.  https://icecproject.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/icec_comparativecrosscityreport_neighbourhoodinitiativesandbelonginginamsterdamandvienna1.pdf.
  • Hoekstra, M. (2014). Super-diversity and urban policies in Amsterdam. ICEC baseline study. https://icecproject.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/ams_baselinestudy_aug20.pdf. 

 

Book reviews

  • Hoekstra, M. (2017).  [Review of the book City of neighborhoods: Memory, folklore, and ethnic place in Boston, by A.B. Buccitelli]. Ethnic and Racial Studies, online first. doi:10.1080/01419870.2017.1324171.

 

Recent and Upcoming Conference Presentations

  • Hoekstra, M.S. (2017). Creating good citizens? Emotional geographies of encounter and engagement in a diverse and deprived neighbourhood. Paper presented at the IMISCOE Annual Conference, Rotterdam/The Netherlands, June 28-30.
  • Hoekstra, M.S. & Pinkster, F.M. (2016). ‘We want to be there for everyone’: Neighbourhood initiatives and the politics of place in a super-diverse Amsterdam neighbourhood. Paper presented at the AAG Annual Meeting, San Francisco/USA, March 29-April 2.
  • Hoekstra, M., Kohlbacher, J., & Rauhut, D. (2015). Migration governance in European cities: From assimilationism to new local paradigms. Paper presented at Migrinter Research Lab/University of Poitiers conference “Migration and new local governance”, Poitiers/France, December 10-11.
  • Dahlvik, J. & Hoekstra, M.S. (2015). Neighbourhood participation in super-diverse contexts: Comparing Amsterdam and Vienna. Paper presented at University of Sheffield conference "Migrants in the city: New dynamics of migration in urban settings", Sheffield/UK, October 12-13.
  • Hoekstra, M.S. (2015). Local government perspectives on urban diversity and its policy implications: A multi-scale, cross-city comparison. Paper presented at RC21 Conference, Urbino/Italy, August 27-29.
  • Hoekstra, M.S. (2015). "We want to be there for everyone": Neighbourhood organisations, belonging, and the politics of place in a super-diverse Amsterdam neighbourhood. Paper presented at the Haagse Hogeschool conference "Super-diverse! The challenges of a new paradigm for research and practice", The Hague/The Netherlands, April 23.
  • Franz, Y. & Hoekstra, M.S. (2014). Creating co-responsibility in ethnically diverse neighbourhoods with "urban living labs". Paper presented at RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London/United Kingdom, August 27-29.
  • Hoekstra, M.S. (2014). Diverse cities and good citizenship: How local governments in the Netherlands recast national integration discourse. Paper presented at CEG conference  "Diversity in the city: Shifting realities and ways forward", Lisbon/Portugal, June 26-27.

 

Teaching

  • Stadsgeografie: Stedelijke dynamiek en stedelijk leven (2014-present)
  • Informatica tutorials (2017)
  • Methoden en technieken van ruimtelijk onderzoek: Gebruik van analysesoftware (2014-2016)
  • Atlas.ti tutorials (qualitative research software) (2014-2015)

 

  • 2017: Ph.D. in Urban Geography, University of Amsterdam
  • 2013: M.sc. Research Master Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism, Utrecht University - with distincion (cum laude)
  • 2011: B.Sc. Political Science, Leiden University - with distinction (cum laude) 
  • 2011: B.A. Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University - with distinction (cum laude)

 

 

2017

  • Hoekstra, M. S., & Dahlvik, J. (2017). Neighbourhood participation in super-diverse contexts: Comparing Amsterdam and Vienna. Urban Research & Practice. DOI: 10.1080/17535069.2017.1390780 
  • Hoekstra, M. S., & Pinkster, F. M. (2017). ‘We want to be there for everyone’: imagined spaces of encounter and the politics of place in a super-diverse neighbourhood. Social & Cultural Geography. DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2017.1356362 
  • Hoekstra, M. S. (2017). Governing difference in the city: urban imaginaries and the policy practice of migrant incorporation. Territory, Politics, Governance. DOI: 10.1080/21622671.2017.1306456 
  • Hoekstra, M. (2017). [Review of: A.B. Buccitelli (2016) City of neighborhoods: memory, folklore, and ethnic place in Boston]. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 40(13), 2386-2388. DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2017.1324171 

2015

  • Hoekstra, M. (2015). Diverse cities and good citizenship: how local governments in the Netherlands recast national integration discourse. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 38(10), 1798-1814. DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2015.1015585  [details] 
  • Hoekstra, M., & Verkuyten, M. (2015). To be a true Muslim: online discussions on the headscarf among Moroccan-Dutch women. Gender, Place and Culture, 22(9), 1236-1251. DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2014.958068  [details] 

Media appearance

  • Hoekstra, Myrte (31-05-2016): Voel je thuis in een gemixte wijk [Print]. Voel je thuis in een gemixte wijk.

2017

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