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  • 22 Jan 2019
    Call for abstracts: Different Worlds? Ethnography, Religion and Traveling Critique Between Europe and the MENA

    This two-day workshop in Cairo will bring together scholars from North-Western Europe and the MENA region who do research in Muslim majority and/or minority contexts. The workshop invites scholars to reflect, on the ...

  • 8 Jan 2019
    New research: positive mental health promotion among young people

    The research project ‘Confident Futures: Collaborative and participatory learning from successful youth initiatives’ has received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the municipality of Amsterdam. The ...

  • 11 Dec 2018
    New research shows EU citizens’ views on unemployment insurance

    Are EU citizens ready to share the risk of unemployment crises hitting their countries? Certainly! A team of political scientists from the University of Amsterdam shows European citizens’ attitudes towards ...

  • 8 Mar 2018
    Great Thinkers on YouTube-Ewald Engelen presenting the work of Karl Marx

    Financial Geographer Ewald Engelen traces the renewed relevance of the writings of Karl Marx. He will also discuss what Marx failed to tell us.

  • 9 Jan 2018
    'I am not a spy!'

    Through an Open Access book and comic strip series UvA political scientists share their fieldwork experiences in authoritarian contexts. They offer their insights into this particularly challenging area of field ...

  • 23 Nov 2017
    The Anthropology of Sport: Bodies, Borders, Biopolitics

    Sport brings together physicality, emotions, politics, money, and morality. In Brazil’s stadiums, Cuba’s baseball diamonds or Fiji’s rugby fields, human beings test their physical limits, invest emotional energy , ...

  • 29 Jun 2017
    E-version of 'Broken Limbs, Broken Lives' Ethnography

    An e-version of Shahaduz Zaman's 'Broken Limbs, Broken Lives: Ethnography of a Hospital Ward in Bangladesh' was released this month. The ethnography was originally published in 2005 as the outcome of PhD research ...

  • 30 May 2017
    New Article by Jan Rath Explores the Idiosyncracy of Amsterdam's Chinatown

    In "Chinatown 2.0: The Difficult Flowering of an Ethnically Themed Shopping Area", Jan Rath et al. challenge orthodox perspectives on 'ethnic enclaves', approaching Amsterdam’s Chinatown as a themed economic space ...

  • 19 May 2017
    Mapping the New African Diaspora in China: Race and the Cultural Politics of Belonging

    When one thinks of African diasporas, it is likely that their mind will automatically drift to locations such as Europe and America. But how much is known about the African diaspora in East Asia and, in particular, ...

  • 15 May 2017
    Impact story: informing the politicised debate on deportation

    Anthropologist Barak Kalir unravels the highly politicised context in which deportation takes place. He offers policymakers and practitioners in the field a critical perspective on current deportation regimes, their ...

  • 31 Mar 2017
    New on YouTube: Ria Reis presents Mary Douglas

    Ria Reis presents the work of Anthropologist Mary Douglas (1921-2007). In her work Mary Douglas focused on ordinary life allowing her to refocus her anthropological gaze from the small scale societies to the complex ...

  • 30 Mar 2017
    Academic freedom: the Central European University (CEU)

    One of the top universities in central and eastern Europe, the Central European University (CEU), may be forced out of Hungary under a draft law being prepared by the Hungarian government.

  • 24 Mar 2017
    New on the Social Science YouTube channel: Barak Kalir presents the work of Hannah Arendt

    At a time when the world takes a sharp turn to the right, and as millions of people escape their state in search of refuge in Europe and elsewhere, revisiting the work of Hannah Arendt could hardly be more timely for ...

  • 9 Mar 2017
    UvA Social Sciences in top 50 QS World University Ranking by Subject

    The Social Sciences as listed in the top 50 of the QS Ranking: Sociology in 14th place (same as in 2016), Anthropology 14th (was 15), Geography 16th (was 14), Social Policy & Administration 32nd (was 29), Politics & ...

  • 17 Feb 2017
    New videos on social science research online

    The Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) published twelve short videos in which researchers present latest research results within the themes of Security Practices, Gender & Sexuality and Research ...

  • 26 Jan 2017
    Reinstate community health workers to reach vulnerable populations

    In their article in PLOS Danny de Vries and Robert Pool discuss the potential of Community or Lay Health Workers to reach vulnerable populations in low-income countries. Interventions to reduce priority health ...

  • 23 Jan 2017
    Great Thinkers on YouTube-Nicky Pouw presenting the work of Amartya Kumar Sen

    Dr Nicky Pouw presents the work of Amartya Kumar Sen (1933-), Indian philosopher and economist and Nobel Prize winner for his theoretical contributions to the ethics of economics and his life-long work on poverty and ...

  • 4 Nov 2014
    New publications on medical technologies, reproductive bodies

    An article that explores the implications of reproductive mishaps for the life courses of women in eastern Cameroon, a special issues on the creative and often unexpected ways in which medical technologies are ...

  • 25 Sep 2014
    New publications on views on sex and HIV, drug development and ethics.

    An article on the views and experiences of adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV regarding sex, love, marriage, children and hope for the future; an article on the paradoxical role of private property in the new ...

  • 25 Sep 2014
    New publications on HIV treatment, Anthropology of AIDS and edible insects

    A special issue of Medical Anthropology on the normalization of HIV/AIDS, a paper on insects that are easily mass-produced but not the insects people typically want to eat, and finally another special issue on the ...