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Dr. Y.M. (Yo) van Ede

Senior lecturer
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Exploring Diversity
Photographer: onbekend

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: B5.21
Postal address
  • Postbus 15509
    1001 NA Amsterdam
  • Profile

    I have been teaching BA and MA courses on qualitative methodology and designing fieldwork, ethnographic writing, and modules on the senses in the Anthropology department since 1999. In 2021, I graduated at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in the fine arts and am dividing my time between being a lecturer and an artist.


    Anthropology of the Senses, mainly in the context of visual and performative arts

  • Research

    Research methods

    Phenomenological, empirical, ethnographic approaches

    Current research projects

    Dancing Clay: how kinesthetic skills inform the making of sculptures

  • Teaching & PhD supervision
    • BA thematic module ‘An Anthropology of Art and Craft’
    • MA module ‘Writing Ethnography’
    • Supervision of MA Anthropology students
  • Publications




    • van Ede, Y. (2012). Sounding moves: flamenco, gender, and meaning in Tokyo. In E. I. Dunin, D. Stavělová, & D. Gremlicová (Eds.), Dance, gender and meanings: contemporizing traditional dance: proceedings of the 26th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology 2010: Třešť, Czech Republic (pp. 73-81). Academy of Performing Arts and the Institute of Ethnology of the Academy of Sciences. [details]


    • van Ede, Y. (2010). Differing roads to grace: Spanish and Japanese sensory approaches to dance. In A. Chaniotis, S. Leopold, H. Schulze, E. Venbrux, T. Quartier, J. Wojtkowiak, J. Weinhold, & G. Samuel (Eds.), Ritual dynamics and the science of ritual. - Vol. 2: Body, performance, agency and experience (pp. 481-504). Harrassowitz. [details]


    • van Ede, Y. (2009). Cultures of writing culture: professing blurs and differences. Etnofoor, 21(1), 109-114. [details]


    • van Ede, Y. (2010). Een kloostertuin. In K. Banovic (Ed.), Jij, ik, en de tuin Utrecht: Kunstuitleen.


    • van Ede, Y. (2009). [Review of: A. McLean, A. Leibing (2007) The shadow side of fieldwork: exploring the blurred borders between ethnography and life; C. Lindholm. Culture and authenticity]. Anthropological Notebooks, XV(1), 99-100. [details]

    Membership / relevant position

    • van Ede, Y. M. (2011). member ACCES new centre of the emotions and the senses, ACCES new centre of the emotions and the senses.
    • van Ede, Y. M. (2011). Erasmus lecturer, Roehampton University, London, UK.
    • van Ede, Y. M. (2011). member ICTM Studygroup, ICTM Studygroup Ethnochoreology.
    • van Ede, Y. M. (2011). member BAHAR, Body, Health, and Religion. Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.

    Journal editor

    • van Ede, Y. M. (editor) (2011). Etnofoor (Journal).
    • van Ede, Y. M. (editor) (2010). Etnofoor (Journal).
    • van Ede, Y. M. (editor) (2009). Etnofoor (Journal).

    Talk / presentation

    • van Ede, Y. M. (invited speaker) (25-9-2012). Displacing the body, Art/Science Interfaculty module on Intersensoriality, Art and Sensuous Anthropology, Art/Science, the Hague.
    • van Ede, Y. M. (invited speaker) (22-9-2012). Intersensorial transmissions. Keynote on Kinaesthesia, Today’s Art manifestation, Koninklijk Conservatorium, The Hague.
    • van Ede, Y. M. (invited speaker) (3-9-2012). Stomping Ground: Gender and Localized Flamenco Dancing in Japan, Lecture series, the Center for International Studies, University of the Philippines, Diliman.
    • van Ede, Y. M. (invited speaker) (26-7-2012). Out of Hands, Out of Feet: Japanese Flamenco from Studio to Screen, the 27th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology, Limerick, Ireland.
    • van Ede, Y. M. (invited speaker) (22-6-2012). DI’s and their Guests: Class and Gender in Philippine Social Dancing, 4th Southeast Asian Update, Radboud University, Nijmegen..
    • van Ede, Y. M. (invited speaker) (7-11-2011). Dans en Beweging, Cafe Scientifique, Amsterdam.
    • van Ede, Y. M. (invited speaker) (26-5-2011). Stomping Ground: Modern Female Bodies and Flamenco in a Japanese Setting., BAHAR lecture series, Cardiff.
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  • Ancillary activities
    • No ancillary activities