PhD research projects
Supervison of PhD students
Cultural identity and trauma: Construction of meaning among Afghan and Iraqi refugees under treatment in Dutch mental health care. University of Amsterdam. 4 December 2019.
Promotor: Prof.dr. W.L.J.M. Devillé
Co-promotores: Prof.dr. J.M. Richters and Dr. C.J. Laban
Neither here nor there: The impact of community justice on everyday life in post-genocide Rwanda. University of Amsterdam. 11 June 2018.
Promotor: Prof.dr. Saskia Wieringa
Co-promotores: Prof.dr. J.M. Richters and Dr. E. Moyer
Young boys behind bars: An ethnographic study of violence and care in South Africa. University of Amsterdam. 19 March 2015.
Supervisors: Promotores Prof.dr. J.M. Richters and Prof.dr. R. Reis
Co-supervisor: Prof.dr. S. Pendlebury
Soldiers in exile: The military habitus and identities of former Zimbabwean soldiers in South Africa. University of the Western Cape, Capetown, South Africa. 18 March 2015.
Supervisor: Prof.dr. D. M. Gibson
Co-supervisors: Prof.dr. J M Richters and Dr L Nunez
Joan van Wijk
Violence, drugs and crochet: An ethnography of masculinities, and changing gender relations on the Mexican Riviera. Free University, Amsterdam. 20 June 2014. Second supervisor. Prof.dr. Oscar Samelink. Co-supervisors: Dr. Ton Salman and Dr. Lorraine Nencel.
Local healing in northern Thailand: An anthropological study of its effectiveness. University of Amsterdam. 12 November 2013. Co-Supervisors: Dr. Han ten Brummelhuis and Komatra Chuengsatiansup.
Mothers, medicine and morality in rural Mali: An ethnographic study of therapy management of pregnancy and children’s illness episodes. University of Amsterdam. 8 February 2013. Co-supervisor Dr. Jan Jansen. Thesis published by Lit Verlag.
De ontwikkeling van narratieve competentie: Bijdrage aan een onderzoeksmethodologie voor de bestudering van gezond leven [The development of narrative competence: Contribution to a research methodology for the study of healthy living]. University of Humanistics, Utrecht. 12 May 2010. Supervisors: Prof.dr. Janneke van Mens-Verhulst, Prof.dr. Adri Smaling, Prof.dr. Annemiek Richters.
Over zwijgen gesproken: Een medisch-antropologische studie onder vluchtelingenvrouwen in Nederland, afkomstig uit Afghanistan, Bosnië-Herzegovina en Zuid Soedan, naar het omgaan met ervaringen van aan oorlog gerelateerd seksueel geweld. [Over being silent: A medical anthropological study of refugee women in the Netherlands, from Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina and South Sudan, coping with experiences of war-related sexual violence]. Co-supervisor: Dr. Els van Dongen. Leiden University. 9 September 2009. Thesis published by Pharos, Utrecht.
Coconuts, gangsters and rainbow fighters: How male youngsters navigate situations of violence in Cape Town, South Africa. University of Amsterdam. 12 June 2009. Co-supervisors: Dr. Ria Reis and Dr. Diana Gibson. Book based on thesis to be published by Routledge.
Wartime children's suffering and quests for therapy in northern Uganda. Leiden University. 20 May 2009. Co-supervisors: Dr. Ria Reis and Dr. Charles Rabukwali.
Thesis published as book (2010) by African Studies Center, Leiden.
Lorena Nunez Carrasco
Living on the margins: Illness and health care among Peruvian migrants to Chile. Leiden University. 16 September 2008. Co-supervisors: Dr. Ton Salman and Dr. Juan Carlos Skewes.
Childness in Bangladesh: Suffering and resilience among rural and urban women. University of Amsterdam. 3 October 2007. Second supervisor: Prof.dr. Sjaak van der Geest. Co-supervisor: Dr. Winny Koster.
The monkey’s sworn oath: Cultures of engagement for reconciliation and healing in the aftermath of the civil war in Mozambique. 5 June 2007. Leiden University. Co-supervisor: Dr. Ria Reis and Dr. Irae Baptista Lundin.
Anne Marie Wattie
Violence in the day-to-day lives of women plantation workers in Central Java, Indonesia. University of Amsterdam 17 December 2004. Second supervisor: Prof.dr. Sjaak van der Geest.
Supervision of postdocs (completed)
Dr. Jyotsna Gupta
Dr. Marina Jonkers