ARC-GS Visiting Scholars
Matthew Gichohi (Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Bergen):
Matthew is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Amsterdam. He is jointly hosted by the programme group Globalizing Culture and the Quest for Belonging: Ethnographies of the Everyday and ARC-GS. Matthew’s research broadly focuses on questions of inclusion in developing and democratizing contexts. As part of the Money Talks project, Matthew investigates the role of money in determining women’s political ambitions and prospects on the campaign trail. He also works on two other projects: the first examines Christian Evangelism’s role in limiting the political space available to both women and sexual minorities in sub-Saharan Africa. The second, similarly focused on sub-Saharan Africa, examines the prevalence and drivers of violence against women politicians.
Lindsay Gezinski (Associate Professor, University of Utah):
Lindsay is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Amsterdam. She is jointly hosted by the programme group Health, Care and the Body (HCB) and ARC-GS. She received her PhD in Social Work and Graduate Minor in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies from The Ohio State University. Lindsay’s scholarly work examines gender-based violence and health, particularly among women who participate in sexual and reproductive economies globally. Her work has been published widely by outlets such as Culture, Health & Sexuality; Health & Social Work; International Social Work; and UNAIDS. As a visiting scholar, Lindsay will appraise the role of technology in sex trafficking.
Adnan completed a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Hull in 2014 and an European Research Council-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Amsterdam in 2017. His research interests concern gender and sexual diversity, masculinities, transgender studies, race and ethnic relations, body politics, cricket, nationalism, decolonization, southern theory, political economy and epistemology. His gender and sexuality related publications have appeared in several journals including Asian Studies Review, Culture, Health and Sexuality, Transgender Studies Quarterly and South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies.
Serena Cruz (Florida International University):
Serena is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Amsterdam. She is jointly hosted by the programme group Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance and ARC-GS. During her time as a visiting scholar, Serena will be developing articles for publication, developing a book proposal for her dissertation, and exploring post-doctoral funding sources to pursue a new research agenda that builds upon her doctoral study and her findings from the Clingendael research project. This new study is titled "Sins, Sinners, and Survival: The Risks of Coping with HIV, Conflict, and Commercial Sex Work in Northern Uganda".
Nina Takashino (Associate Professor of International Development Studies, Tohoku University):
Nina will be a visiting research scholar at the University of Amsterdam from 1 March to 31 August 2019. She will jointly be hosted by the programme group Moving Matters: People, Goods, Power and Ideas and ARC-GS. Nina received her Ph.D. from Kobe University in 2007. Prior to joining Tohoku University, she was a Postdoctoral fellow at Hokkaido University and The University of Tokyo. Her research interests include gender and human security issues, development policy, poverty alleviation, and food safety. Her research activity is mainly devoted to analysing people’s behaviour based on field surveys, in which questionnaires are used to derive policy implications.
Previous ARC-GS Visiting Scholars:
Cirus Rinaldi (April 2018)
Francesca Romana Ammaturo (February-April 2018)
Bahar Sakızlıoğlu (December 2017-February 2018)
S. N. Nyeck (January-June 2017)
Melanie Griffiths (January-June 2017)
Nimu Njoya (September-December 2016)
Marija Radoman (September-November 2016)
Christopher Larkosh (July-August 2016)
Paromita Chakravarti (May-December 2015)
Oscar Guasch (February-June 2015)
Eline Severs (January-June 2014)
Ashley Mears (September-December 2013)
Iman Al Ghafari (June 2012-May 2014)