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Results: 101 - 150 of 323
  • 6 Oct 2017
    Jan Willem Duyvendak new director of NIAS-KNAW

    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 ...

  • 3 Oct 2017
    Urban Studies Seed Grants XL for promising initiatives

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launched – in addition to the regular Seed Grants – a special round of Seed Grants XL.

  • 29 Sep 2017
    Siblings divorce increases the risk of divorce

    Parental divorce has repeatedly been shown to increase the risk of divorce for offspring. Research on the influence of other social ties is however scarce. New published research in 'Advances in Life Course Research' ...

  • 20 Sep 2017
    New Article by Apostolos Andrikopoulos on Hospitality and Immigration In a Greek Neighborhood

    In "Hospitality and Immigration in a Greek Urban Neighborhood: An Ethnography of Mimesis", Apostolos Andrikopoulos uses the concept of hospitality to examine the relations between native-born Greeks and recently ...

  • 19 Sep 2017
    Call for Visiting Scholar

    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 ...

  • 13 Sep 2017
    New series of AMCIS Seminars

    In fall 2017, AMCIS will organize a seminar series with international scholars who work on various topics related to inequality. The presenters will talk about a recent (empirical) research project that they are ...

  • 12 Sep 2017
    Save the Date and Call for Presenters: Cities & Mobilities Seminar Series

    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 ...

  • 11 Sep 2017
    Images are not always worth a thousand words

    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 ...

  • 7 Sep 2017
    Gijs Schumacher awarded ERC Starting Grant

    AMCIS affiliate Gijs Schumacher, Assistant Professor at the Political Science department of the University of Amsterdam, has received a Starting Grant from the European Research Council.  An ERC Starting Grant, a ...

  • 6 Sep 2017
    ERC awards Starting Grant to six UvA researchers

    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 ...

  • 24 Aug 2017
    New article by Myrte Hoekstra and Fenne Pinkster explores imagined spaces of encounter

    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.

  • 28 Jul 2017
    Social Scientists and artists worked together to create the comic Beauty

    Imagine a corporate group working hard for setting the next trends for the modelling industry, add a group of angry, anti-system students who have decided to change the way the industry is oppressing us with beauty ...

  • 28 Jul 2017
    Seventeen UvA and AMC-UvA researchers awarded Veni grants

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 17 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...

  • 24 Jul 2017
    Highly developed countries canalise almost 50% of equity flows to tax havens

    Worldwide only five countries are responsible for canalising 47% of multinational corporate offshore investments to tax havens. Topping this list, which consists exclusively of highly developed countries, are the ...

  • 17 Jul 2017
    New on YouTube-Rivke Jaffe presents the work of Stuart Hall

    Rivke Jaffe introduces the work of cultural theorist Stuart Hall, discussing on his seminal work on the relations between politics and culture. In particular, she will focus on his critical insights on the politics ...

  • 12 Jul 2017
    Two Urban Studies PhD Travel Grants awarded

    The PhD Travel Grants are provided to assist CUS’ PhD candidates in their dissertation work, in order to give them the opportunity to gain valuable international experience and set up promising collaborations with ...

  • 12 Jul 2017
    Third Seed Grant Open Call – Centre for Urban Studies

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launches three rounds of seed grant calls to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff, both permanent and temporary (PhDs, Post Docs). This ...

  • 11 Jul 2017
    Reflection audit of ‘Chatting about marriage’

    Amidst discussion about the study entitled ‘Chatting about marriage with female migrants to Syria’, the University of Amsterdam convened an external reflection audit to explore issues of research integrity and ethics ...

  • 11 Jul 2017
    Reflectie audit ‘Chatting about marriage’

    Naar aanleiding van het onderzoek ‘Chatting about marriage with female migrants to Syria’ is in opdracht van de Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) een reflectie audit uitgevoerd door een externe commissie.

  • 30 Jun 2017
    New project: Critical Life Events and the Dynamics of Inequality: Risk, Vulnerability, and Cumulative Disadvantage

    A research consortium led by Thomas Leopold, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam and member of the AISSR programme group Institutions, Inequalities, and Life Courses, has been awarded € ...

  • 29 Jun 2017
    E-version of 'Broken Limbs, Broken Lives' Ethnography

    An e-version of Shahaduz Zaman's 'Broken Limbs, Broken Lives: Ethnography of a Hospital Ward in Bangladesh' was released this month. The ethnography was originally published in 2005 as the outcome of PhD research ...

  • 29 Jun 2017
    How lone wolves operate

    Acts of terror by so-called lone-wolf terrorists have reached an all-time high in the United States. Yet there is little consensus on what connects these crimes and the motivations behind them. In The Age of Lone ...

  • 27 Jun 2017
    A Handbook for Governing Hyper-Diverse Cities

    In today's European cities, immigration, inequality and spatial segregation, along with a diversity of identities, activities, mobilities, and lifestyles contribute to a condition we call hyper-diversity.

  • 22 Jun 2017
    Impact story: housing and intergenerational inequalities

    Inequities have been growing deeper between generations in recent years. More recently access to housing has come to play a particularly important role. Urban Geographer Richard Ronald and his team warn policy ...

  • 15 Jun 2017
    Impact story: overweight and everyday social life

    Overweight and obesity form a serious threat to public health in the Netherlands and across the world. At the AISSR this issue is approached from the perspective of everyday life of families with young children.

  • 9 Jun 2017
    Impact story: empowering developing countries in the climate debate

    The significant impacts of climate change are affecting people around the globe. The poorest and most vulnerable countries and people are affected the most, yet developing countries do not have the most influential ...

  • 30 May 2017
    New Article by Jan Rath Explores the Idiosyncracy of Amsterdam's Chinatown

    In "Chinatown 2.0: The Difficult Flowering of an Ethnically Themed Shopping Area", Jan Rath et al. challenge orthodox perspectives on 'ethnic enclaves', approaching Amsterdam’s Chinatown as a themed economic space ...

  • 30 May 2017
    Vidi grant awarded to nine UvA and AMC-UvA researchers

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to nine researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center (AMC). The grant will enable ...

  • 24 May 2017
    Four Urban Studies Seed Grants for promising initiatives

    At the start of the academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launched an open call for seed grant proposals, to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff (both permanent and temporary).

  • 19 May 2017
    Mapping the New African Diaspora in China: Race and the Cultural Politics of Belonging

    When one thinks of African diasporas, it is likely that their mind will automatically drift to locations such as Europe and America. But how much is known about the African diaspora in East Asia and, in particular, ...

  • 18 May 2017
    When the spell is broken: gentrification, urban tourism and privileged discontent in the Amsterdam canal district

    In their new publication CUS members Fenne Pinkster and Willem Boterman explore the changing relationship between upper-middle-class residents residents and their neighbourhood, the Amserdam canal district, ...

  • 15 May 2017
    Impact story: informing the politicised debate on deportation

    Anthropologist Barak Kalir unravels the highly politicised context in which deportation takes place. He offers policymakers and practitioners in the field a critical perspective on current deportation regimes, their ...

  • 25 Apr 2017
    Workshop Report - People, Data and Power: a critical interrogation of smart city infrastructures

    The People, Data and Power workshop funded by a.o. a seed grant from the Centre for Urban Studies led to a report reflecting the (im)possibilities of discussing digital politics across disciplinary and institutional ...

  • 4 Apr 2017
    ICS PhD Scholarschips for highly qualified graduates

    The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) offers fully funded PhD scholarships for a variety of projects.

  • 31 Mar 2017
    New on YouTube: Ria Reis presents Mary Douglas

    Ria Reis presents the work of Anthropologist Mary Douglas (1921-2007). In her work Mary Douglas focused on ordinary life allowing her to refocus her anthropological gaze from the small scale societies to the complex ...

  • 30 Mar 2017
    Academic freedom: the Central European University (CEU)

    One of the top universities in central and eastern Europe, the Central European University (CEU), may be forced out of Hungary under a draft law being prepared by the Hungarian government.

  • 28 Mar 2017
    Urban Studies Seed Grants XL for promising initiatives

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launched – in addition to the regular Seed Grants – a special round of Seed Grants XL.

  • 24 Mar 2017
    New on the Social Science YouTube channel: Barak Kalir presents the work of Hannah Arendt

    At a time when the world takes a sharp turn to the right, and as millions of people escape their state in search of refuge in Europe and elsewhere, revisiting the work of Hannah Arendt could hardly be more timely for ...

  • 21 Mar 2017
    Call for papers: Conference Ethnic Inequality on the Labour Market

    On September 28 and 29, the Department of Sociology in collaboration with the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies (AMCIS), will organize the conference Ethnic Inequality on the Labour Market: cross-national ...

  • 9 Mar 2017
    UvA Social Sciences in top 50 QS World University Ranking by Subject

    The Social Sciences as listed in the top 50 of the QS Ranking: Sociology in 14th place (same as in 2016), Anthropology 14th (was 15), Geography 16th (was 14), Social Policy & Administration 32nd (was 29), Politics & ...

  • 2 Mar 2017
    David Amodio, professor of Social Psychology

    Dr D.M. Amodio (1974) has been appointed professor of Social Psychology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

  • 1 Mar 2017
    Institutions, Inequalities and Life Courses joins national research network ICS

    As of 1 January 2017, the Institutions, Inequalities and Life Courses (IIL) programme group of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) has joined national research network the Interuniversity ...

  • 17 Feb 2017
    New videos on social science research online

    The Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) published twelve short videos in which researchers present latest research results within the themes of Security Practices, Gender & Sexuality and Research ...

  • 7 Feb 2017
    Thirteen researchers to visit UvA with Marie Curie Fellowship

    Thirteen promising researchers have received a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The projects focus, among other things, on the formation of ...

  • 7 Feb 2017
    Second Seed Grant Open Call – Centre for Urban Studies

    This academic year, the Centre for Urban Studies launches three rounds of seed-grant calls to support and facilitate research initiatives of CUS’ research staff, both permanent and temporary (PhDs, Post Docs). This ...

  • 26 Jan 2017
    ISOTIS - Inclusive Education and Social Support to Tackle Inequalities in Society

    Herman van de Werfhorst and Jesper Rözer of the Institutions, Inequalities, and Life courses group (Sociology) of the University of Amsterdam start to collaborate on the ISOTIS project. ISOTIS is funded as a Horizon ...

  • 26 Jan 2017
    Reinstate community health workers to reach vulnerable populations

    In their article in PLOS Danny de Vries and Robert Pool discuss the potential of Community or Lay Health Workers to reach vulnerable populations in low-income countries. Interventions to reduce priority health ...

  • 23 Jan 2017
    Great Thinkers on YouTube-Nicky Pouw presenting the work of Amartya Kumar Sen

    Dr Nicky Pouw presents the work of Amartya Kumar Sen (1933-), Indian philosopher and economist and Nobel Prize winner for his theoretical contributions to the ethics of economics and his life-long work on poverty and ...

  • 20 Jan 2017
    Discussing research integrity and ethics

    For social science researchers, it is sometimes crucial to protect their informants and keep their identities hidden, especially when topics are highly controversial and their informants belong to hard-to-reach ...

  • 18 Jan 2017
    Urban Europe - Fifty tales of the City

    In this unique book publication, urban researchers and practitioners based in Amsterdam, tell the story of the European city by sharing their knowledge and insights of urban dynamics in short, provoking pieces.