Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

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Ms S.C. (Silke) Hoppe MSc

  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Programme group: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Room number: C5.03
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15509
    1001 NA  Amsterdam

Silke Hoppe studied cultural anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. She graduated 2009 (with distinction) on a research concerning the illness experiences of people who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. After her master she worked in the field of disability studies. In 2010 she did research, which was funded by ZonMw, on the role of reciprocity in the illness experiences of people with Multiple Sclerosis. From 2011 till 2013 Silke worked as a junior lecturer at the department of Anthropology.


Since 2013 she is a PhD student at the Partnership of Long-Term Care and Dementia. Her research will focus on the experiences of people with early-onset dementia and their families. She will analyse to what extent people can share those experiences with each other and which aspects remain unspoken.

Wetenschapsfilosofie en Argumentatieleer (6 ECTS)
Inleiding Niet-Westerse Sociologie (12 ECTS)
Inleiding Culturele Antropologie (12 ECTS)
Methoden en Technieken I (12 ECTS)


  • Hoppe, S. (2018). A Sorrow Shared is a Sorrow Halved: The Search for Empathetic Understanding of Family Members of a Person with Early-Onset Dementia. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, 42(1), 180–201. DOI: 10.1007/s11013-017-9549-4  [details] 
  • Hoppe, S. C. (2018). An exploration of the ambiguities and dilemmas around care for a family member with early-onset dementia. In Assemblages, Transformations, and the Politics of Care (pp. 143-158). Bologna: Bononia University Press.



  • Hoppe, S. (2016). Disability in tijden van de participatiesamenleving: Een kritische blik naar het streven naar geluk en onafhankelijkheid vanuit Disability Studies perspectief. In G. Van Hove, A. Schippers, M. Cardol, & E. De Schauwer (Eds.), Disability Studies in de Lage Landen (pp. 49-60). Antwerpen: Garant. [details] 


  • Hoppe, S. (2013). Chronic Illness as a Source of Happiness: Paradox or perfectly normal? Health, Culture and Society, 5(1), 265-278. DOI: 10.5195/hcs.2013.138  [details] 


  • Hoppe, S. (2012). The negative side of independence: an exploration of the self and others. Medische Antropologie, 24(1), 131-147. [details] 


  • Hoppe, S. (2010). Visibility and invisibility in chronic illness. Medische Antropologie, 22(2), 361-373. [details] 


  • Hoppe, S. (2009). "Getting sick has been good to me, not bad": understanding the experience of growth in face of adversity. Medische Antropologie, 21(2), 277-296. [details] 


  • Driessen, A., Vermeulen, L., Hoppe, S., Lemos Dekker, N., van den Buuse, S., & Smit, M. (2015). Meer oog voor zorg: Ambiguïteiten en kwetsbaarheden in de participatie in zorg voor mensen met dementia. Podium voor Bio-ethiek, 22(2), 14-16. [details] 



  • Vermeulen, L. H., Driessen, A. E., Lemos Dekker, N., Roding, E., Hoppe, S. C., van den Buuse, S., ... Pols, A. J. (2017). Goed leven met dementie. Hoe doen we dat? In B. A. M. The, J. Pols, & R. Pool (Eds.), Goed leven met dementie. Dialoog tussen wetenschap en praktijk Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum.


Talk / presentation

  • Hoppe, S. C. (invited speaker) (7-3-2014). De (on)zichtbaarheid van een beperking, Voorjaarscongres Nederlandse Vereniging voor Kindertandheelkunde en Vereniging tot Bevordering der Tandheelkundige Gezondheidszorg voor Gehandicapten, Arnhem.
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