Trade Unions and Migrant Workers: New Contexts and Challenges in Europe
18 Jan 2018
This timely book analyses the relationship between trade unions, immigration and migrant workers across eleven European countries in the period between the 1990s and 2015.
'I am not a spy!'
9 Jan 2018
Through an Open Access book and comic strip series UvA political scientists share their fieldwork experiences in authoritarian contexts. They offer their insights into this particularly challenging area of field ...
Save the date for the upcoming CSDS Conference from 25-27 June 2018
22 Dec 2017
Critical Perspectives on Governance by Sustainable Development Goals: Water, Food and Climate Interrelations
Cities & Mobilities Seminar with Jennie Germann Molz is online
19 Dec 2017
The guest lecture given by Jennie Germann Molz during the third Cities & Mobilities Seminar 'Cities, Tourism & AirBnB' is now available online.
New NWO Projects at UvA Relevant to Sustainable Development
5 Dec 2017
The NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) will be sponsoring two new projects at the UvA related to sustainable development in Africa and Latin America.
Adrian Favell's Cities & Mobilities lecture is online
30 Nov 2017
The recording of Adrian Favell's guest lecture on 'Mobility and Diversity' is now available online.
First Cities & Mobilities Seminar with Tim Cresswell is online
23 Nov 2017
The guest lecture given by Tim Cresswell during the first Cities & Mobilities Seminar 'Mobility and Place' is now available online.
Olav Velthuis, professor of Sociology
22 Nov 2017
Dr O.J.M. Velthuis (1972) has been appointed professor of Sociology, especially economic life and culture, at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
Trouwen voor Allah. Persoonlijke verhalen van bekeerlingen
7 Nov 2017
Antropoloog Vanessa Vroon-Najem komt met een nieuwe tentoonstelling en documentaire over bekering tot de islam. Veel mensen kunnen zich er niks bij voorstellen. Waarom zou iemand zich bekeren tot een geloof dat in ...
Awarded Seed Grants for promising initiatives
6 Nov 2017
There have been three promising initiatives awarded with a seed grant by the Centre for Urban Studies.
De effectiviteit van de-radicaliseringsprogramma’s
2 Nov 2017
Hoe de-radicaliseer je iemand? Dit is een belangrijke vraag, want steeds meer geradicaliseerde moslims uit IS-gebied keren terug naar Europa. Socioloog Benaissa Hallich en psycholoog/politicoloog Bertjan Doosje ...
New article by Reza Shaker Ardekani and Jan Rath explores common characteristics of coffee people
24 Oct 2017
Reza Shaker Ardekani and CUS member Jan Rath have published the article: Coffee people in Tehran, Glasgow and Amsterdam.
Jan Willem Duyvendak new director of NIAS-KNAW
6 Oct 2017
Jan Willem Duyvendak will become the new director of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) on 1 January 2018. Duyvendak will combine his work as Professor of ...
Urban Studies Seed Grants XL for promising initiatives
3 Oct 2017
This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launched – in addition to the regular Seed Grants – a special round of Seed Grants XL.
Jeannette Pols nieuw lid Raad voor Volksgezondheid en Samenleving
29 Sep 2017
Op voordracht van minister Edith Schippers (VWS) en bij Koninklijk Besluit is Jeannette Pols, samen met Pieter Hilhorst, benoemd als lid van de Raad voor Volksgezondheid en Samenleving. De raad adviseert de regering ...
Call for Visiting Scholar
19 Sep 2017
This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launches a call for a visiting scholar award. The aim of this award is to institute a visiting scholar program, going beyond the existing formats supporting short ...
Save the Date and Call for Presenters: Cities & Mobilities Seminar Series
12 Sep 2017
In 2017-2018 the Centre for Urban Studies will host a seminar series “Cities and Mobilities”, organised by Anna Nikolaeva. The aim of the seminar series is to develop a conversation on how mobilities shape cities as ...
Images are not always worth a thousand words
11 Sep 2017
A powerful image can evoke a strong emotional response. But can it also influence and change an individual’s political opinion? Not on its own, according to communication scientist Tom Powell, who will be obtaining ...
ERC awards Starting Grant to six UvA researchers
6 Sep 2017
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Starting Grants to six researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). A Starting Grant is a personal grant of about 1.5 million euros and gives talented ...
New article by Myrte Hoekstra and Fenne Pinkster explores imagined spaces of encounter
24 Aug 2017
CUS members Fenne Pinkster and Myrte Hoekstra have published the article: 'We want to be there for everyone’: imagined spaces of encounter and the politics of place in a super-diverse neighbourhood.