PhD-Candidate: Jakko Kemper
Supervisor: E. Rutten and M.A.M.B. Baronian
21 September 2021 (12:00), University of Amsterdam
PhD-Candidate: Tessa de Zeeuw
Supervisor: F.W.A. Korsten
Wednesday 2 June 2021 (11:15), Leiden University
PhD-Candidate: Selçuk Balamir
Supervisors: Joost de Bloois, Jeroen de Kloet
Wednesday 4 May 2021 (15:00), University of Amsterdam
PhD-Candidate: Ozge Calafato | University of Amsterdam, 25 November 2020, 13:00 hrs. | Supervisors: Luiza Białasewicz, Esther Peeren
PhD-Candidate: Nadia de Vries | University of Amsterdam, 2 December 14:00 | Supervisors: Esther Peeren and Ellen Rutten.
PhD-Candidate: Shuaishuai Wang | UvA, 19 November, 10:00 | Supervisors: Jeroen de Kloet and Rachel Spronk
PhD-Candidate: Evelyn Wan | Utrecht University, 23 November 2018 | Supervisor: Maaike Bleeker
Dissertation Defense: Looi van Kessel | Leiden University, 4 December 16:15 hrs. | Supervisors: Ernst van Alphen and Johanna Kardux
Simone Kalkman | University of Amsterdam
This research investigates the increasingly popular practice of contemporary art projects in Rio de Janeiro favelas (slums). In recent decades, many (professional) artists have worked in marginalised communities, making the interaction with disadvantaged groups an essential part of their work.
Mimi Mitchell | University of Amsterdam
I propose to examine the history of the baroque violin revival through interviews with the baroque violin pioneers. An oral history of these violinists will be my subject and the interviews with them will be my primary research tool.
Paris Cameron-Gardos | Burning Desires: An Analysis of Gay Youth Coming Out Stories, Masculinity, and Violence in Film
My thesis will explore the ways in which different types of masculinities are constructed by different kinds of coming out stories in film. In particular, I wish to examine the links between violence, in all its forms and masculinities in these stories of sexual self-recognition.
Alejandra Espinosa | University of Amsterdam
This project analyzes the methodologies used in Latin American public space planning processes. It explores innovative public space planning proposals that consider and assume a cultural and local identity approach. Some central questions of the research are: On what kind of epistemological perspectives and idea of “development” are such planning processes based? Which parameters and notions of human being do they predispose? How do notions of culture and identity inform the planning of public space in Latin America?
Olga Krasa-Ryabets | University of Amsterdam | Secret Theatre: Off-the-grid Performance Practices in Communist Poland and Czechoslovakia (1945 – 1989) | Supervisors: Ellen Rutten, Kati Röttger This study examines the home as a site of dissent, subversion and social change by way of theatrical performance. It investigates understudied instances of theatre/performative activity produced within private […]
Agnieszka Anna Wolodzka | Leiden University | Promotor: Prof. dr. R. Zwijnenberg In my research I investigate the aesthetico-ethical implications of art as practice and vehicle of meaning production. I am focusing in particular on how art comes with ethical concerns and responsibilities within its creative practice. This aesthetico-ethical dimension of art expresses a quest […]
Penn Ip | My research studies how spaces control and enable lower class single migrant women’s intimate lives in contemporary Shanghai. The project focuses on single migrant women at the age of 20-35, in Shanghai who work in 3 distinctive sectors: factories, bars/night clubs, and domestic services. By employing affect theory to bridge city spaces to […]
Eva Meijer | The view that nonhuman animals cannot be political actors because they cannot speak is common in both philosophical tradition and political practice. This view seems to be false in two respects. It refers to a flawed conception of political agency and, second, it ignores the fact that animals clearly do communicate, with […]
Thijs Witty | Despite a long and varied history, rooted in sixteenth-century France via the writings of Michel de Montaigne, essays are usually associated with highly derivative activities: school assignments, newspaper commentaries, or other standardised modes of opinionated thinking.
Lianne Toussaint | Several Dutch designers and companies experiment with the possibility to integrate electronics, solar panels, smart materials, LEDs, or interactive interfaces into fabrics and clothing. The central aim of the research project ‘Pretty Smart Wearables: Theories of the Body, Fashion and Technology’ is to academically and thoroughly reflect on the socio-cultural implications of this integration of fashion and technology.
Joana Ozorio de Almeida Meroz | This research examines the history of the construction of the idea of Dutch Design, 1945-2010. It advances from the premise that Dutch Design is the product of a discursive construction rather than the natural result of a ‘typically Dutch’ identity or culture. Accordingly, this research traces the development of ideas about Dutch Design as well as the actors involved in the production and institutionalisation of those ideas.
Mykola Makhortykh | My project deals with World-War-II memory in Ukraine and its transformations in our digital age. If many Western-European societies have experienced a boom in World-War-II and Holocaust commemoration, Ukrainian war memory is marked by ambiguous relationships between processes of collective remembering and forgetting. This ambiguous stance to war memory does not stand on […]