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At the 2016 edition of the AISSR Harvest Day Social Science researchers will present new insights and results on the themes: 1) Security Practices, 2) Gender & Sexuality and 3) Innovative Research Methods. With keynotes by Prof. Marieke de Goede, Dr Rachel Spronk and Dr Karin Pfeffer.

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Date 23 November 2016
Time 12:30 - 17:00

The Harvest Day provides fresh insights into social science research at the University of Amsterdam. The format is an integrated programme combining a Plenary Session introducing the three themes in keynotes and filmclips, followed by Open Space discussions with researchers of the actual harvested research in each theme. 


The day is fully booked and registration is no longer possible.

Theme Security Practices

Keynote by Marieke de Goede (Political Science)

Marieke de Goede is Professor of Politics, with a focus on 'Europe in a Global Order.' She is principal investigator in the ERC Consolidator project FOLLOW: Following the Money from Transaction to Trial. FOLLOW analyses the security practices that render financial data into indicators of suspicion, into juridical evidence. De Goede is co-director of the AISSR research group Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance.

Barak Kalir (Anthropology) - Deportation Regimes

Barak Kalir is associate professor at the department of Anthropology, principal investigator of the ERC funded project The Social Life of State Deportation Regimes, co-director of the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies and programme director of Moving Matters: People, Goods, Power and Ideas. He studies and compares the actual implementation process of deportation regimes.

Nanke Verloo (Urban Planning) - Everyday Security in the Urban Context

Nanke Verloo is assistant professor at the department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies. She specializes in processes of urban conflict, protest, and exclusion. She studies how episodes of conflict can create opportunities for inclusive governance. 

Rivke Jaffe (International Development Studies) - Public-Private Security Assemblages

Rivke is professor of Cities, Politics and Culture at the department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies. She is principal investigator of a five-year research programme (funded by the European Research Council) on public-private security assemblages in Kingston, Jerusalem, Miami, Nairobi and Recife. 

Marlies Glasius (Political Science) - Authoritarian Rule of Populations Abroad

Marlies is professor in International Relations at the Department of Politics. Her main research interests are in global civil society, international criminal justice, human security and authoritarian rule. Her main current research project is Authoritarianism in a Global Age, funded by the European Research Council.

Theme Gender & Sexuality

Keynote by Rachel Spronk (Anthropology)

Rachel Spronk is assistant professor at the department of Anthropology and director of the Amsterdam Research Center for Gender & Sexuality (ARC-GS). Her research focuses primarily on the intersection of three scholarly fields - anthropology, gender and sexuality studies, and African studies. Recently she received a NWO vidi award for her research project Sexuality and the Making of the Middle Class: A Comparative Study of Desire and Status in Three African Countries.

Anita Hardon (Anthropology) - Expression of Gender in Chemical Use

Anita is professor of Health and Care, co-director of the Centre for Social Science and Global Health and co-director of the Institute for Advanced Studies. Over the past decade, she has been engaged in ambitious multi-level and multi-sited ethnographies on immunization, new sexual and reproductive technologies and AIDS medicines.

Stephanie Steinmetz (Sociology) - Gender-Ethnic Labour Market Inequalities

Stephanie is assistant professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam and senior researcher at the Erasmus Studio Rotterdam. Her main research interests are quantitative and qualitative research methods, social stratification, gender and educational inequalities, and comparative labour market research.

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 interests range from economic statistics in classical Babylon, the history of the natural sciences and forgotten 18th-century feminists (both male and female) to political theory and the history of political theory and the assumptions used in mathematical economics. 

Willem Boterman (Geography) - Women and Urban Change

Willem is assistant professor at the department of Human Geography, Planning and International Develoment Studies. In his VENI funded research project he analyses the central role of neighbourhoods for access to education and studies how educational inequalities can be explained through the socio-spatial strategies of school choice of different groups of parents.

Theme-Innovative Research Methods

Keynote by Karin Pfeffer (Geography) 

Karin is geographer, assistant professor Geographic Information Systems (GIS), coordinator of the GIS centre and co-director of the AISSR Methods Expertise Centre. Her fields of interest are the generation of information from different spatial data sources in urban areas using GIS and how information is used in urban management. 

Mattijs van de Port (Anthropology) - Messiness and Film Making

Mattijs van der Port is assistant professor at the Anthropology department of the University of Amsterdam, professor of Popular Religiosity at the VU University and programme director of the Globalizing Culture group. His research on popular religiosity focuses on processes of ‘authentication’ and/or ‘sacralization’ through which (religious) worldviews are endowed with a sense of the really real. He specialises in Visual Anthropology.

Eelke Heemskerk (Political Science) - Data Mining and Network Analysis

Eelke is associate professor of political science. In his current research he is interested in big data related to networks of corporate ownership and control. He directs the ERC funded CORPNET research group. He also works on how social networks influence boardroom decision-making and behavioural corporate governance.

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

Jeroen is assistant professor of Sociology. His main scientific interests are social networks, organizations and evolution. He uses survey’s, big data, lab experiments, visual approaches, computational text analysis, and statistical and mathematical models. He is co-director of the AISSR Methods Expertise Centre.

Gerben Moerman (Sociology) - Open Online Research

Gerben is assistant professor at the department of Sociology. His expertise lies in the field of qualitative research methods, specifically qualitative analysis such as Grounded Theory, Content Analysis, Discourse analysis and Ethnomethodology. He is an enthusiastic user of the qualitative analysis software ATLAS.ti. He is co-director of the AISSR Methods Expertise Centre.


Coffee and sandwiches between 12.00-12.30 (CREA Central Hall)

Harvest Plenary Session (CREA Theatre) -12.30-14.00

Welcome by Prof. Brian Burgoon, Scientific Director AISSR
Theme 1. Security Practices (keynote and film clips)
Theme 2. Gender & Sexuality (keynote and film clips)
Theme 3. Innovative Research Methods (keynote and film clips)

Harvest Open Space Sessions (CREA Muziekzaal) – 14.00-17.00

14.00-15.00 Open Space round 1 (Security Practices)
15.00-16.00: Open Space round 2 (Gender & Sexuality)
16.00-17.00: Open Space round 3 (Innovative Research Methods )  
17.00: Drinks


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