Wenxuan Peng, Lesbianism in China: Gender Images and Self-Identification as Reflected in Online Pop Culture | Leiden University | Supervisors: Eliza Steinbock and Maghiel van Crevel (Leiden University) | 2018-2022
Sandra Becker | University of Groningen | Fathers of the Nation: White Masculinities and Fatherhood in Contemporary U.S.-American Television Series (2001-2015) | Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Michael Stewart Foley (Université Grenoble Alpes), Dr. Dan Hassler-Forest (Utrecht University), and Dr. Tim Jelfs (University of Groningen) | 2015-2019
Carlos E. Flores Terán | University of Groningen
This research will examine population categories used in the population surveys of the two largest viceroyalties in the Spanish America: the New Spain and Peru.
Joe van der Eerden | University of Amsterdam
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 6.7% of adults in the United States suffered from a major depressive episode in 2014. The goal of this research will be to argue that this prevalence of depression should be understood as a function of the operation of contemporary knowledge about depression, and of the normative forces that underlie, and arise from, this knowledge.
Shekoufeh Behbehani | University of Amsterdam
The 1979 Iranian Revolution was exceptional as it led to the establishment of a modern Shi’a theocracy in Iran. After the establishment of the new regime, Iranianized Shi’a fiqh, jurisprudence, became the main source for Iran’s constitution and criminal law, leading to radical changes in Iran’s law.
Rebecca Erickson | University of Amsterdam
Between 1945 and 1970, film musicals ranged among the most popular film genres made in the United States of America. The stereotypical consumer of this music was the “middle brow” American, as caricatured for Life magazine by Russell Lynes (1949).
Özgür Yalçin | University of Amsterdam
Through the new anti-pluralist regime (beyond authoritarianism) that is now legalized and institutionalized in contemporary Turkey, this PhD project propounds a completely new concept as “radical disobedience”.
Nicolás Muñoz Saldaña | University of Amsterdam
In this research, the focus will not be on a delimited “object” -in the canonical cultural analysis sense- but in the study of an atmosphere, a chaosmos or more precisely radical agencements machiniques (Deleuze & Guattari, 1987), which existed before, but gained potential after the emergence of the 2011 student movement protests against neoliberal education and society in Chile.
Nadine Roestenburg | University of Amsterdam
This project analyses discourses about post-digital art, and artistic practices that reflect on how the internet is reshaping the relationship between the physical and digital.
Erdem Çolak | University of Amsterdam
Whilst the identity question of European Union after rapid enlargement have been resonating, Eurozone economic crisis and migrant crisis have been two relatively new ones that threat Eurocentric ideas.
Maral Mohsenin | University of Amsterdam
This research project focuses on the film archives in the digital era from an epistemological point of view, and is characterized by its study of the archival institutions in Europe and their practices and policies.
Alexandra Nakelski | University of Amsterdam
For centuries, the Apocalypse has been referenced as not only a source of dread, but also one of elation. Cultural optimism at the prospect of the End of Days is perhaps best summed up by Revelations – the believers of which wait in anticipation for God to set man-kind straight by ending the “world” as we know it.
Ermelinda Xheza | University of Amsterdam
In this research my aim is to examine the discursive and visual strategies employed by the Greek and British media in order to scrutinize how the refugee crisis was represented and portrayed.
Michael Tijssen | University of Amsterdam
This PHD research aims to develop arguments in which way the organic theatre experience, when exposed to a foreign language audience, often diminished in its artistic output by the necessity of applied surtitles or dubbing, can be enhanced through the adaptation of modern digital tools that provide an individualized translation in the language chosen by the spectator.
Stephen Clark | University of Amsterdam
With this proposed research I intend to examine the intersection between chiliastic visions and the emergence of a debtbased economy. My project would entail a genealogical survey of debt and its representations in media and culture, which are frequently depictions shaded by apocalypse and doom.
Seth Nathaniel Rogoff | University of Amsterdam
Dreams have played an important role in cultures from the Hebrew bible to modern sleep science. The otherness and uncertainty of the dreamscape have given it a screen-like quality, reflecting and/or driving dynamics of political, social and cultural power.
Julie Phillips | University of Amsterdam
Family responsibilities destroy artistic careers. The selflessness of a mother cannot coexist with the ego of a writer. You can have children or books, but not both. This separation or negation is a common view of the relationship between creativity and motherhood
Divya Nadkarni | University of Amsterdam
The practice/institution of contemporary poetry – including its production, publication, readership, global outreach and socio-political relevance – is closely associated with digitality and its allied social media technology.
Juan Montoya Alzate | University of Amsterdam
The following proposal develops a study into the ways in which the social roles of music practices are and have been transmitted in the Caribbean by focusing on two music scenes: champeta and cumbia.