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  • 12 Apr 2019
    Vigilant citizenship in Miami

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Thijs Jeursen provides an analysis of everyday life in Miami, a city strongly characterised by growing inequality and suspicion, which primarily affects ethnic minorities. The incidental, exciting, and often ...

  • 8 Apr 2019
    Service sector innovation by migrant entrepreneurs

    14:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Francisco Alvarado Valenzuela investigates how entrepreneurs translate migratory experiences into business ideas. He explores the elements in those business idea that are new, those that are adapted from other ...

  • 26 Mar 2019
    Effects of social position on working mothers

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Janna Besamusca investigates the impact of motherhood on labour-market outcomes for different aspects of paid work. She focuses specifically on the moderating effect of social position on these outcomes for mothers ...

  • 22 Mar 2019
    The Filipino's search for well-being, health and happiness

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Kagalingan is a Filipino (Tagalog) word with various meanings - well-being, health and happiness. The reciprocal link between health and well-being is such that health (physical, mental) influences well-being (and ...

  • 22 Feb 2019
    Social well-being of sexual minorities

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Mirjam Fischer studies whether persons in same-sex relationships face structural obstacles to living equally autonomous lives as heterosexuals in Europe. She specifically investigates whether there is a social ...

  • 22 Feb 2019
    Youth perspective on everyday toxicity in France

    11:00 - 12:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Mariana Rios Sandoval investigates how young people are navigating toxic environments in a time of environmental crisis. She focuses on the seemingly invisible, yet ubiquitous toxicity that is characteristic of ...

  • 13 Feb 2019
    Integrated transport and land use strategy making

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Thomas Straatemeier investigates how transport and land use planners can use the concept of accessibility in planning practice. He also asks how this can improve integrated transport and land use strategy making on a ...

  • 8 Feb 2019
    Role of interest groups in governance of European Union

    11:00 - 12:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Douwe Truijens investigates the role interest groups play in EU policy-making. His research is based on more than sixty interviews with lobbyists and policy makers, focusing on four case studies including the ...

  • 29 Jan 2019
    The many faces of extreme poverty

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Anika Altaf studies extreme poverty, examining its structural causes. She investigates the mechanisms that determine whether people are included in or excluded from development interventions. She focuses specifically ...

  • 25 Jan 2019
    State security and political subjectification in Nairobi

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    After the terror attack at Nairobi’s Westgate Mall in September 2013, the Kenyan security sector experienced an increased demand for security services. Private security personnel, police, residents and various ...

  • 23 Jan 2019
    Assembling state and citizenship in Jerusalem

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    In this doctoral dissertation Lior Volinz explores how, and to what end, state security actors pursue security pluralization and privatization in Jerusalem and what the implications of these processes are for the ...

  • 16 Jan 2019
    Transitioning the transport and land-use system

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Andrew Switzer explores how applying theories and concepts from the field of transition studies can increase our understanding of transformative change in urban environments and provide tools to tackle urgent climate ...

  • 20 Dec 2018
    Sporting aspirations and neoliberal subjectivity in Senegal

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Thousands of young men in Senegal train every day in the hope of becoming professional professional football players or wrestlers. While football presents itself as a modern and international pursuit, wrestling is ...

  • 18 Dec 2018
    Professional football and masculinity in Cameroon

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Young men in Cameroon dream of a glamorous career as a professional footballer, preferably abroad. This scenario is highly unlikely, though, resulting in new forms of insecurity. As a result, may young Cameroonian ...

  • 11 Dec 2018
    The financial valuation crisis

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    The way in which financial firms valuate their assets and liabilities directly affects their behaviour and financial stability. The 2007-2009 global financial crisis exposed fundamental problems in firms' valuation ...

  • 21 Nov 2018
    Governing coastal risk and vulnerability in Cape Town

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Coastal cities in South Africa such as Cape Town are experiencing a range of coastal pressures consistent with a warming climate. This includes evidence of receding coastlines, shifting wind regimes and more intense ...

  • 20 Nov 2018
    Mental health and wellbeing of a Palestinian population

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Jozina van der Meulen describes five studies conducted between 2004 and 2008 that explore the mental health and wellbeing of a Palestinian population living in a situation of protracted conflict.

  • 13 Nov 2018
    Mental health services in low resource settings

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Byamah Mutamba investigates the effectiveness of a lay community led intervention to increase access to evidence-based mental healthcare within a low resourced government health system in Uganda. He focuses ...

  • 7 Nov 2018
    Commodifying urban poverty and violence in Kingston, Jamaica

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Trench Town is the birthplace of reggae and a place where Bob Marley performed with other figureheads of the Jamaican music scene. It is also a neighbourhood characterised by poverty and crime. Local guides, many of ...

  • 6 Nov 2018
    Spread and recurrence of violence in Jos

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Contestations over indigene rights and political representation have led to large-scale Christian-Muslim clashes in the central Nigerian city of Jos. Over 5,000 people were killed in episodic violence between 2001 ...