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Results: 21 - 40 of 232
  • 6 Nov 2018
    The transforming process of Couchsurfing

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Couchsurfing is a social-networking site to facilitate hospitality exchange among global travellers. As Couchsurfing becomes popular, its meaning has extended from an alternative accommodation to an expression of a ...

  • 30 Oct 2018
    The effects of the European Semester on Belgium

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    In response to the EU sovereign debt crisis, the European semester was launched in 2011 as an enhanced framework capable of promoting fiscal stabilisation and convergence among the economic policies of member states. ...

  • 24 Oct 2018
    Personalized care in childhood cancer treatment centre in El Salvador

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Nuria Rossell Curcó follows the trajectory of the childhood cancer programme of El Salvador in its quest to eliminate abandonment of treatment. Abandonment of treatment is the term used in pediatric oncology to refer ...

  • 19 Oct 2018
    Cooperation in the European Parliament: nationality, party or ideology?

    13:00 - 14:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    The European Parliament (EP) is a unique type of parliament among the world’s legislatures. It is the only directly elected supranational parliament with extensive law-making abilities. Harmen van der Veer ...

  • 2 Oct 2018
    Shaping recognition in sheltered workshops

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    One of the measures designed by European member states to facilitate the labour participation of people with disabilities are sheltered workshops aimed at helping individuals make the transition to the regular job ...

  • 27 Sep 2018
    Effect of Ethnic and Gender Workforce Diversity on Ingroup Preferences

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Claartje Thijs investigates whether the diversity of the workforce in terms of gender and ethnicity affects ethnic and gender ingroup preferences. She uses group threat and group contact theory to explain the ...

  • 14 Sep 2018
    What is it like to be model?

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Sylvia Holla gives an elaborate account of what working as a fashion model entails and provides an inside view into the field of fashion modelling and the working lives of fashion models in particular. She addresses ...

  • 13 Sep 2018
    Beauty and cosmetic practices of young Filipino women

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Many young Filipino women move to the cities in the hope of improving their prospects and those of their family. With this movement, Phillipine cities have become places where the tensions of modernity are apparent ...

  • 12 Sep 2018
    The story of andragology

    13:00 - 14:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Maaike de Boois tells the remarkable story of andragology, a social science that went through a tumultuous development in the period from 1950 to 1983. She hereby tracks androgology’s promising rise, with the ...

  • 12 Sep 2018
    Chemical sexualities in West Papua

    11:00 - 12:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Diana Pakasi frames the practices of penis and sexual enhancement as a lens through which to understand evolving masculinities in West Papua.

  • 5 Sep 2018
    Understanding Prison Violence and Hybrid Governance in Nicaragua

    13:00 - 14:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Julienne Weegels seeks to understand the hybrid powers and public secrecy involved in Nicaraguan prison governance. Drawing on a multi-sited ethnography of Nicaragua’s carceral universe from the prisoners’ point of ...

  • 5 Jul 2018
    Conceptualisations of mental suffering among displaced peoples

    11:00 - 12:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    The !Xun and Khwe are displaced and marginalized communities residing in Platfontein, a township near Kimberley, South Africa. Their disruptive histories, including involvement in regional conflicts and forced ...

  • 4 Jul 2018
    Political effects of internet use in authoritarian regimes

    12:00 - 13:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Kris Ruijgrok investigates the relationship between internet use and anti-government protest under authoritarian regimes. he shows that, in spite of the internet's shortcomings - including online repression by ...

  • 2 Jul 2018
    Plantation labour in Malaysia

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Athi Sivan Mariappan carries out research into Indian families living and working on Malaysian plantations since their migration during the colonial period. One of the questions he tris to answer is why the ...

  • 27 Jun 2018
    The immigrant rights movement in Los Angeles

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Davide Gnes explores the factors and conditions that shaped the character, success and fragmentation of the immigrant rights movement in Los Angeles, California, in the 1980-2015 period.

  • 26 Jun 2018
    Migrants and public housing reform in China

    16:00 - 17:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Jing Zhou studies developments in the public housing sector in China, focusing on the way locals and migrants react to structural developments in this sector.

  • 26 Jun 2018
    Experiencs of TB patients in sub-Saharan Africa

    14:00 - 15:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Lianne Cremers investigates different national and individual approaches to tubercolosis. Drawing on anthropological and public health approaches, she provides insight into patients' experiences of TB and treatment. ...

  • 26 Jun 2018
    Spread and recurrence of riots in Nigerian city

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Unfortunately circumstances prevent this PhD defence ceremony from taking place on 26 June. The defence rescheduled after the summer (new date to be announced).

  • 20 Jun 2018
    Material spaces in a psychiatric day care centre

    13:00 - 14:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    Ariane d’Hoop focuses her research on a psychiatric day care centre for teenagers in Brussels. She studies the details of its everyday material arrangements and asks how material spaces work in the everyday practice ...

  • 5 Jun 2018
    Forest conservation and local knowledge

    10:00 - 11:00 | PhD defence ceremony

    The knowledge of indigenous and local people plays a crucial role in sustaining forest ecosystems, mitigating climate change and preserving forest-dependent communities. Peggy Somuah analyses the empowerment ...