I supervise MA, MSc and PhD candidates wishing to undertake ethnographic research relating to the following research areas:

  • Future-making and everyday encounters with and contestations of the futures
  • State and urban infrastructures
  • Metal and wider industrial production
  • Extractive industries and deindustrialization
  • Toxic industrial pollution and risks
  • Post-socialist transformations
  • Transformation of industrial towns and urban spaces,
  • gendered dimensions of postsocialist change
  • feminist theory and gender

My regional interests lie in former Yugoslavia and the Netherlands and I welcome enquiries outside these areas.

Information on applying to the doctoral programme in xxxx  is available here.

Past MSc projects

Irma Lammers:  “The Asylum Apparatus: Uncertainty, Ambivalence, and Cooperation in Humanitarian Preparation of LGBTI Asylum Seekers in the Netherlands” (2021)

Iepke Rijcken: “Hope, Disappointment, and Radical Imagination in Activism for         Women’s Rights: An ethnography of Strajk Kobiet in Warsaw” (2022)

Ross Gavigan: How conceptions of the future inform practice, and the degree of engagement with the status quo, in an eco- village in Ireland (2022)

Eva van Dijk: Understanding Industrial Pollution An ethnography of lived experiences in the IJmond-region, the Netherlands (2022)

Charlotte Rosen: Perception of health risks in the pollued region of Ijmond (2022)

Becca Nolan: Going Green in the Red: Theorizing and Contesting Sustainable Urban Transitions Through a Gendered Lens (2021) – Awarded Best one-year MA thesis in 2021

Claudio Pieri: From ideas to concrete: Perceptions of the built environment and ecological practices in the VINEX-location Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht. (2021)

Tiziana Heck: Urban Realms of Everyday Activism: An Ethnography on Practice and Place Among Social-Ecological Neighbourhood Initiatives in Cologne Master (2021)

Claudia Brychlec: “Let’s talk business”: A case study in a German B Corporation on sustainable perspectives in organizations (2020)

Fouzya Fredison:   Migrants in Emmeloord: A Study on Lived Experiences of Women at the Women’s Center Noordoostpolder (2020)

Iris Hoekstra: For Something to Happen: Risk Engagement in the Shadow of the Doel Nuclear Plant (2020)

Kelly Vossen: The Bristol Pound: An ethnography on the everyday practices that create and sustain a community currency (2020)

PhD supervision

Zaki Arrobi : Religious discourses, practices and materialities in the entangled security provision in the urban neighborhood of North Jakarta.  (ERC Consolidator grant SACRASEC)