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Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality

ARC-GS brings together UvA researchers who work on questions of gender and/or sexuality. Institutionally, ARC-GS is embedded within the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, one of the largest research institutes with the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. As such, the activities of ARC-GS are mainly concerned with social scientific research.

Currently, ARC-GS has approximately 85 members, including about 35 PhD candidates. All researchers (from PhD students to Full Professors) within the Amsterdam Institute for Social Sciences Research (AISSR) are eligible for membership, and we also consider gender and sexuality scholars from other research institutes and faculties at the UvA. Please send us an email if you think you are eligible and want to become a member. 

Please find a list of all current members and visiting scholars members below. 

  • Members
    C. (Carole) Ammann

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    D.A. (Dilys) Amoabeng MA

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Globalising Culture and the Quest for Belonging

    Dr. A. (Apostolos) Andrikopoulos

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Globalising Culture and the Quest for Belonging

    I.S.M. (Irene) Arends MSc

    Faculty of Humanities

    CEDLA

    A.Z. (Amisah) Bakuri

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Globalising Culture and the Quest for Belonging

    Dr. M.A. (Marguerite) van den Berg

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference

    Prof. dr. N. (Niko) Besnier

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Globalising Culture and the Quest for Belonging

    Dr. S.A. (Saskia) Bonjour

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

    Prof. H.M.W. (Henny) Bos

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Preventive Youth Care

    M. (Myra) Bosman MA MSc

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    WP Groep: Docenten Sociologie

    Dr W.R. (Willem) Boterman

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    GPIO : Urban Geographies

    Prof. dr. S.A.E. (Sarah) Bracke

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference

    L.J. (Laurens) Buijs MSc

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    GPIO : Docenten GPIO/ISW

    D.E.O. (David) Bukusi

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body

    Dr M.D. (Marci) Cottingham

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference

    Dr R.J. (Robby) Davidson

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Dep. Sociology & Antropology

    S.R.J. (Sherilyn) Deen MSc

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    WP Groep: Docenten Sociologie

    L.R. (Linet) Durmuşoğlu MSc

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

    Prof. dr. W.G.J. (Jan Willem) Duyvendak

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference

    T.C. (Tusa) Erio

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body

    A.S.S. (Sonja) Evaldsson Mellstrom

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

    Prof. dr. M.E. (Marlies) Glasius

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance

    Dr. J.C.C.M. (Annerienke) Fioole

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Globalising Culture and the Quest for Belonging

    Dr. W.P.C. (Wouter) van Gent

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    GPIO : Urban Geographies

    Prof. dr. P.L. (Peter) Geschiere

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Dep. Sociology & Antropology

    J. (Janine) Häbel

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Globalising Culture and the Quest for Belonging

    L.B. (Lucy) Hall MSc

    Faculty of Law

    PPLE

    Prof. dr. A.P. (Anita) Hardon

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body

    Dr M.A. (Margriet) van Heesch

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Cultural Sociology

    Dr. L.M. (Luis) Hernandez Aguilar

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference

    Dr. H.J. (Anja) Hiddinga

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body

    Dr. M.P.C. (Marie-Louise) Janssen

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference

    S.F. (Sarita) Jarmack

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body

    J.C. (Judith) de Jong

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

    Dr S. (Shifra) Kisch

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Globalising Culture and the Quest for Belonging

    I. (Iris) Kolman MSc

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Globalising Culture and the Quest for Belonging

    S.N. (Sasha) Kruger MSc

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body

    R.M.K. (Raviv) Litman MA

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Moving Matters: People, Goods, Power and Ideas

    Dr. T.A. (Mieke) Lopes Cardozo

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    GPIO : Governance and Inclusive Development

    H.H.J. (Jeroen) Lorist

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body

    P.S. (Peter) Miller MSc

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Globalising Culture and the Quest for Belonging

    L.E. (Lou) Mousset MSc

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference

    L. (Linda) Musariri

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body

    Dr. J.A. (Julie) McBrien

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Globalising Culture and the Quest for Belonging

    K. (Ke) Ma MA

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Moving Matters: People, Goods, Power and Ideas

    Prof. dr. A.A. (Amade) M'charek

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body

    Dr. E.A.J. (Esther) Miedema

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    GPIO : Docenten GPIO

    Prof. dr. A.C.A.E. (Annelies) Moors

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Globalising Culture and the Quest for Belonging

    Prof. dr. E.M. (Eileen) Moyer

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body

    Dr. L.M. (Liza) Mügge

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

    S.B. (Sanne) van Oosten

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

    Dr. M.S. (Manon) Parry

    Faculty of Humanities

    Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis

    Dr. D.J. (Daphne) van der Pas

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

    Prof. dr. R.C. (Robert) Pool

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body

    Prof. dr. M.P.J. (Mattijs) van de Port

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Globalising Culture and the Quest for Belonging

    Dr. N.R.M. (Nicky) Pouw

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    GPIO : Governance and Inclusive Development

    Dr P.J. (Pamela) Prickett

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference

    Dr L. (Ladan) Rahbari

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference

    Prof. dr. R. (Ria) Reis

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body

    Dr. C.M. (Conny) Roggeband

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance

    Z.A. (Zahra) Runderkamp MA

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    OBP Groep Onderzoeksinstituut AISSR

    Prof. E.S. (Eric) Schliesser

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

    A.L. (Anne Louise) Schotel MSc

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

    R. (Rashmila) Shakya MSc

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    GPIO : Governance and Inclusive Development

    Dr. R. (Rachel) Spronk

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Globalising Culture and the Quest for Belonging

    Dr. S.M. (Stephanie) Steinmetz

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Institutions, Inequalities and Life courses

    D. (Dragana) Stojmenovska

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Institutions, Inequalities and Life courses

    B. (Berna) Toprak MA

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference

    Prof. dr. O.J.M. (Olav) Velthuis

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Cultural Sociology

    Dr. K.V.Q. (Karen) Vintges

    Faculty of Humanities

    Capaciteitsgroep Philosophy and Public Affairs

    N.P.M.R. (Natalie) Welfens

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance

    E. (Eline) Westra

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

    Prof. dr. S.E. (Saskia) Wieringa

    Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

    Programme group: Anthropology of Health, Care and the Body

  • Visiting Scholars

    ARC-GS offers non-stipendiary visiting scholarships to scholars who conduct research related to gender and/or sexuality in the social sciences, specifically anthropology, sociology, political science or geography and developments studies.

    We are happy to welcome our 2021-2022 visiting scholars

    Robby Davidson

    ARC-GS will host Robby Davidson as Visiting Scholar during the 2021-2022 academic year. During this period, he will work on the research project "Exporting LGBTI Emancipation? Dutch Movement-Government Collaboration in Transnational LGBTI Advocacy." The Dutch government currently invests a substantial amount money and political capital in supporting the international LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, and intersex) social movement. Dutch government support for the movement has increasingly become a priority in the policy domains of foreign policy, development aid, and human rights.

    In pursuing LGBTI policy goals, Dutch government actors work in close cooperation with the oldest operating Dutch LGBTI organization, Federatie COC Nederland, and they collaborate to facilitate the international LGBTI movement. This study makes use of mixed methods to trace the actors involved in, tactics deployed in, arenas engaged in, and consequences of exporting LGBTI emancipation at the crossroads of the following three bodies of literature on LGBTI politics: international advocacy for LGBTI rights as manifestations of neo-colonialism and sexual nationalism, LGBTI rights as human rights, and the use of international relations and transnational advocacy to effect changes in LGBTI rights.

  • Previous ARC-GS Visiting Scholars

    Jan Therese Mendes (2020-2021)

    Yumna Asaf (2020-2021)

    Amanda Friesen (September 2019-March 2020)

    Nina Takashino (March 2019-August 2019)

    Serena Cruz (September 2017-August 2019)

    Adnan Hossain (September 2018-August 2019)

    Matthew Gichohi (September 2018-Feburary 2019)

    Lindsay Gezinski (September 2018-April 2019)

    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)