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Senior Researchers

  • Afsoun Afsahi

    Political Science: Deliberative democracy, multiculturalism, gender and politics, facilitation and mediation, quantitative methodology, experimental methodology;

  • Apostolos Andrikopoulos
    Anthropology: Anthropology of kinship, family migration, cross-border marriages, queer mobilities;

  • Marguerite van den Berg
    Sociology: genderfication, gender in urban regeneration, gendered aesthetics in post-Fordist labour;

  • Niko Besnier

    Anthropology: Gender and sexuality at the juncture of the global and local, politics of transgender identities, masculinity and the global circulation of professional athletes;

  • Saskia Bonjour
    Political Science: Politics of migration and integration in the Netherlands and in Europe, gender and (post)colonial history; 

  • Willem R. Boterman
    Geography, Planning and International Development Studies: Intersections of class and gender; family gentrification; social reproduction & social mobility;

  • Sarah Bracke
    Sociology: Gender, religion (Islam and Christianity), secularism, and multiculturalism in Europe;

  • Marci Cottingham
    Sociology: Emotion, healthcare and carework, biomedical science and risk;

  • Jan Willem Duyvendak
    Sociology: Social movements, particularly the gay movement, social policy (care-paid work balance in relation to gender), multiculturalism and the intersection of religion and sexuality; 

  • Luara Ferracioli
    Political Science: Ethics of immigration, refugee studies, gender & multiculturalism, children's rights;

  • Marlies Glasius
    Political Science: Civil society theory, global civil society, international criminal justice; 

  • Wouter van Gent
    Geography, Planning and International Development Studies: Segregation, disadvantaged neighbourhoods, gentrification, population geography (including LGBTs);

  • Peter Geschiere
    Anthropology & sociology: citizenship, belonging and exclusion, witchcraft & politics in Africa; homophobia;

  • Anita Hardon
    Anthropology: Gender, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, medical technologies;

  • Adnan Hossain
    Anthropology: Third gender, transgender studies, masculinities, pleasure and erotic subjectivity, class, globalization and localization of gender and sexual identities;

  • Anne de Jong
    Political Science: Gender and Conflict, woman & social movements, in particular transnational human rights activism, Israel-Palestine/Middle East;

  • Shifra Kisch

    Anthropology: Disability, intersectionality, deafness, women, language, health, conversion, Middle-East;

  • Jana Krause
    Political Science: International security, gender dimensions of conflict and peace building, sexual violence in war; 

  • Giselinde Kuipers
    Sociology: Beauty, body, morality, humor, cultural production, popular culture;

  • Mieke Lopes Cardozo
    International Development Studies: International development & education; peacebuilding & education; Bolivia; Sri Lanka; Indonesia;

  • Julie McBrien
    Anthropology: Gender and religion, women, education, and labor, marriage and weddings, Central Asia, post-Socialist regions;

  • Amade M'charek
    Anthropology: Race, sex differences, diversity in genetic research and biomedical practices, forensic science and race and sex-differences; 

  • Esther Miedema
    Geography, Planning and International Development Studies: Sexuality education, rights-informed discourse international development; 

  • Annemarie Mol
    Anthropology: Eating bodies, tasting as practice and model, pleasure, health and other bodily goods, the global and the intimate;

  • Annelies Moors
    Anthropology: Muslim cultural politics, (micro-)politics of marriage, Muslim fashions, gendering Muslim family law; 

  • Eileen Moyer
    Anthropology: Urban Africa; masculinities; sexuality and pleasure; HIV/AIDS; popular culture;

  • Liza Mügge
    Political Science: Gender, ethnicity, intersectionality and politics, transnationalism;

  • Saskia Poldervaart (1945-2011)
    Political Science: Feminist and utopian aspects of social movements, particularly of alternative globalization movements;

  • Robert Pool
    Anthropology: Medical anthropology, qualitative/mixed research methods, communication/information transfer;

  • Mattijs van de Port
    Anthropology: Religion and sexuality, the cultural expression of sexually deviant biographies, camp; 

  • Nicky Pouw
    Geography, Planning and International Development Studies: Poverty, inequality and wellbeing, gender in economic theory, rural economic development;

  • Pamela Prickett

    Sociology: Community and urban sociology, gender, religion, qualitative methods, poverty and inequality, Islam, mental health, culture, death and dying;

  • Ria Reis
    Anthropology: Medical anthropology, children and youth, HIV/AIDS, violence, Africa;

  • Conny Roggeband
    Political Science: Comparative politics and inequality issues, gender+ equality policies, public policy; 

  • Rahil Roodsaz

    Anthropology: Feminist love studies, gender and sexuality studies, self-fashioning and migration, the Iranian Dutch;

  • Eric Schliesser
    Political Science: History of forgotten feminists, political theory, philosophy of economics; 

  • Rachel Spronk
    Anthropology: Personhood, globalization, cosmopolitanism, queering sexuality and gender from Africa;

  • Stephanie Steinmetz
    Sociology: Gender-specific inequalities in educational attainment and labour market outcomes in cross-national comparison; 

  • Olav Velthuis
    Sociology: Economic sociology, cultural sociology, markets for online pornography, art markets, globalization;

  • Saskia Wieringa
    Anthropology: Women's movements and political agency, women's rights and sexual rights, transgender and intersex issues.