Grants

  • GAK Institute, Actiz, Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs, Municipalities of Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Leeuwarden, Rotterdam, Sittard, Zwolle, 2014-2018. The Promises of Closeness. A qualitative research on de-centralisation of re-employment,  youth care and long-term care. (De beloften van nabijheid. Een kwalitatief onderzoek naar de decentralisatie van arbeidsreïntegratie, jeugdzorg en langdurige zorg.) (€ 480,000)
  • European Union FP7-SSH, 2012. Social innovation. Empowering the young for the common good (€ 213,018)
  • Netherlands Fellowship Programmes / Nuffic, 2011-2014. Risk communication. The evolution of Vietnamese government strategies on infectious diseases over the past 30 years (€ 85,025)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, 2011-2013. Can’t we leave that to volunteers? Changing relationships between professionals and volunteers in care and welfare (€ 637,680)
  • RAAK-PRO, 2010. Talent among youths at risk (€ 600,000)
  • The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development, Electromagnetic Fields and Health, 2010-2014, EMF health risk perception. The effect of risk communication in its political context (€ 339,440)
  • Municipality of Amsterdam, 2010. Residents in motion. Residents’ initiatives in Amsterdam’s neighborhood approach (€80,503)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research / Municipalities of Enschede and Amsterdam, 2010-2011. The cementing effect of middle class people in mixed neighborhoods. Does gentrification contribute to trust? (€76,863)
  • Municipality of Amsterdam, 2011. Pilot project on the Social Support Act / Work and Benefits Act. Activating single men 50+ (€ 60,143)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, 2009-2013. Learning to participate. A program regarding the Social Support Act (€1,365,198)
  • Department of Housing, 2009. Evaluation of residential budgets (€59,381)
  • RAAK-PRO, 2009. Strong communities. A study on the effects of social interventions on social and cultural cohesion (€250,000)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, 2008-2012. The social mobility of neighborhoods and groups (€61,738)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research / Oxfam/Novib / Forum, 2008-2012. Citizenship, national canons and cultural diversity. The Netherlands in international perspective (€788,648)
  • Municipality of Amsterdam, 2007-2008. Anti-gay violence in Amsterdam (€76,517)
  • Municipality of Amsterdam, 2007. What inspires the caregiver? Cooperation between caregivers, volunteers and professionals (€ 83,374)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, 2007-2011. Democracy in risk society. The emergence of political identities in conflicts over mobile phone radiation policy (€59,448)
  • Département Sociétés Urbaines et Habitat (Paris), 2006-2008. La gentrification comme stratégie de renouvellement urbain (€94,076)
  • Municipality of Rotterdam, 2006-2008. Urban restructuring and social development in Hoogvliet  (€ 261,205)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, 2005-2007. Citizenship in light communitie  (€132,000)
  • The Netherlands Institute for Social Research, 2005-2006. Attitudes towards Homosexuality (€ 96,122)
  • Municipality of Amsterdam, 2005. Neighborhood rise, coexistence and choice. A study of socio-spatial renewal in Amsterdam New West (€ 125,039)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, 2005-2007. Among the people? Between physical and social marginalization (€ 542,500)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, 2005-2006. Social climbing in the city. Based on the middle? (€86,38)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, 2005-2006. The social and the physical. Two of a kind (€75,415)
  • Ministére de l’Equipment (Paris), 2004-2005. La promesse de la mixité dans l’habitat. La promotion de la gentrification aux Pays-Bas, en Belgique et en Suéde (€ 34,598)
  • Municipalities and civil society organisations, 2003-2012. The Netherlands and the Anti-Apartheid movement, 1948-1994 (€ 60,000)

‘Dit land is nog nooit zo klef geweest’

‘Dit land is nog nooit zo klef geweest’, Nederlands Dagblad,  29 december 2017

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Dadels en genderneutraliteit

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Thuis is niet meer wat het is geweest

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‘Je thuis voelen is een obsessie geworden’

  Interview in dagblad Trouw naar aanleiding van het verschijnen van het boek ‘Thuis. Het…

Thuis. Het drama van een sentimentele samenleving

Nieuw boek verschenen bij Amsterdam University Press. ‘In Thuis. Het drama van een sentimentele samenleving…