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Results: 1 - 20 of 119
  • Vacancy: postdoctoral research fellow in the field of ‘Urban Commons’
    3 Dec 2020
    The University of Amsterdam’s Centre for Urban Studies is inviting applications for a postdoctoral research fellow in the field of the Urban Commons. The position is aimed at researching the threats and opportunities ...
  • From danger to uncertainty: young families coping with Covid-19 threats and restrictions
    10 Nov 2020
    On the basis of an ongoing and long-running ethnographic panel study of parents with young children which is part of Sarphati Amsterdam, a team of sociologists of the University of Amsterdam explored how these ...
  • In memoriam Lodewijk Brunt (1942-2020)
    9 Nov 2020
    Emeritus hoogleraar stadssociologie en ex-decaan van de toenmalige Faculteit der Politieke en Sociaal-Culturele Wetenschappen (PSCW) Lodewijk N.J. Brunt (1942) is op 17 oktober 2020 overleden.
  • Veni grants for 25 UvA and Amsterdam UMC researchers
    5 Nov 2020
    No fewer than 25 researchers from the UvA and Amsterdam UMC have been awarded Veni grants from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The grants amount to a maximum of 250,000 euros per project. ...
  • How can you be a feminist on Instagram?
    20 Oct 2020
    Social media are at the heart of feminism’s recent and youthful resurgence. But how do you deal with aesthetic standards and social norms that prevail on Instagram while embracing an intersectional politics of ...
  • Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard appointed professor by special appointment of Dynamics of Crime and Violence
    30 Sep 2020
    Dr Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard (1976) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Dynamics of Crime and Violence at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The ...
  • UvA launches world’s most comprehensive database of Twitter use by parliamentarians
    21 Sep 2020
    Members of parliament in Iceland tweet less than once a day on average, whereas parliamentarians in Turkey tweet six times a day on average. In Canada, the Netherlands, Turkey and the US upwards of 97% of active ...
  • Algorithms and Inequality: How Camming Sites Work
    16 Sep 2020
    The exact details remain sketchy. All we know is that at some point on 3 April 1996, a young American student by the name of Jennifer Ringley ushered in a new phase in the then nascent Internet revolution. ...
  • Eight UvA researchers receive ERC Starting Grants
    3 Sep 2020
    The European Research Council (ERC) has this year awarded Starting Grants to eight UvA researchers. The laureates are: Thijs Bol, Janna Cousijn, Efstratios Gavves, Imke Harbers, Kristine Krause, Sanne Kruikemeier, ...
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    In Memoriam Mies van Niekerk
    21 Jul 2020
    Gedurende een flink deel van haar loopbaan, van 1994 tot 2008, was Mies, cultureel antropoloog, verbonden aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam, inzonderheid het Instituut voor Migratie- en Etnische Studies (IMES) en de ...
  • Institutional racism and academia
    24 Jun 2020
    The killing of George Floyd has prompted renewed focus on institutional racism around the world, including in the Netherlands. However, not everybody agrees on what institutional racism is, how it operates and how we ...
  • Home and Belonging in the City in times of COVID-19
    22 Jun 2020
    Urban Geographer and CUS-member Fenne Pinkster has initiated a collaborative research project with OIS Amsterdam, the city’s Research, Information and Statistics department, to study how Amsterdammers have ...
  • Closing schools increases educational inequality
    15 May 2020
    When the schools in the Netherlands closed on 16 March, children had to learn at home and parents took up a key responsibility to assist them. Preliminary research by the University of Amsterdam suggests that this ...
  • PhD Positions for Highly Qualified Graduates
    16 Apr 2020
    The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology ICS offers fully funded PhD positions for a variety of projects. The PhD students will be appointed for a four-year period, with a formal ...
  • Anthropologists about Life after Corona
    16 Apr 2020
    Anthropologists Danny de Vries, Jeanette Pols and Willy Sier have received funding for new research and data collection during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Mapping the effects of homeschooling on social inequality in educational outcomes
    8 Apr 2020
    UvA sociologist Thijs Bol is going to map the short- and long-term effects of homeschooling during the coronacrisis on social inequality in educational outcomes. This project is co-financed by ODISSEI in the extra ...
  • All at home: the impact of Covid-19 policies and media coverage on families with very young children
    2 Apr 2020
    Before the Covid-19 pandemic a team of UvA sociologists launched a research project to study the daily lives of Amsterdam families with very young children. During this pandemic the project continues, now also ...
  • In Memoriam Johan Goudsblom (1932-2020) 
    31 Mar 2020
    On March 17 of this year, Johan (Joop for friends) Goudsblom died at the age of 87 in his hometown Amsterdam. From 1968 until his retirement in 1997 he was a professor of sociology at the University of Amsterdam. ...
  • What epidemics can teach us about burial places
    30 Mar 2020
    Having seen the shocking images of the coffins piled up in Italy on the internet, we need to ask ourselves whether we and the rest of the world are prepared for the considerable impact of the coronavirus epidemic. ...
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    In Memoriam Johan Goudsblom
    26 Mar 2020
    Op 17 maart j.l. overleed Johan (‘Joop’) Goudsblom op 87-jarige leeftijd in zijn woonplaats Amsterdam. Van 1968 tot zijn emeritaat in 1997 was hij hoogleraar sociologie aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam.