PhD Students

Sherilyn Deen

Sherilyn Deen is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. Her PhD project is part of the larger NWO-VICI project EnGendering Europe’s Muslim Question. In her own project, Sherilyn focuses on analyzing statistical knowledge production on ‘mixed’ marriages and relationships (gemengde huwelijken en relaties) in [...]

Sherilyn Deen2020-11-12T12:34:42+01:00

Vasiliki Belia

Vasiliki Belia is a PhD candidate at the Department of Literature and Art, Maastricht University. In her research, Vasiliki studies contemporary graphic narratives that engage with the history of feminism and negotiate its meaning in the present. On the one hand, she inquires into the affordances of the genre of graphic [...]

Vasiliki Belia2020-11-13T16:22:40+01:00

Berna Toprak

Berna Toprak is a PhD candidate in Political Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. Her interests lie at the intersection of gender & sexuality studies, critical race studies, critical Muslim Studies and psychoanalysis. Her current project investigates the configuration of the ‘Muslim Question’ through discourses of gendered violence, with a special [...]

Berna Toprak2021-01-21T20:17:26+01:00

Nik Linders

Nik Linders is a PhD candidate at Radboud Social and Cultural Research for Gender & Diversity Studies. He has studied political theory and his master thesis focused on the role of the replacement conspiracy theory in Dutch right wing politics. For his current research, Nik is supervised by prof. dr. Marieke [...]

Nik Linders2020-10-30T10:41:44+01:00

Nisrine Chaer

Nisrine Chaer is a PhD candidate in Gender Studies at Utrecht University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of anthropology, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, migration studies, transgender studies, and Middle East studies. Her PhD project is an ethnographic study about geographies of home with a focus on queer [...]

Nisrine Chaer2022-09-19T10:00:10+02:00

Noah Littel

Noah Littel is a PhD candidate at Maastricht University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Noah's research focuses on the history of LGBT+ archives in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and West-Germany. Based on archival research and oral history interviews, they study the pre-history and emergence of these archives, and follow [...]

Noah Littel2021-09-15T16:08:17+02:00

Zheng Ying

My name is Zheng Ying. I am a Ph.D. researcher at the Gender Studies program of Utrecht University. My project is 'Performing History: Historical Costume, Gender and Popular Culture in Contemporary China'. The project is supervised by prof. dr. Berteke Waaldijk. My research mainly focuses on the popularity of Han-Chinese historical [...]

Zheng Ying2022-09-12T09:45:33+02:00

Rosa Wevers

Rosa Wevers is a PhD candidate in Gender Studies at Utrecht University. She has received funding from NWO to conduct research for the project ‘Facing Surveillance: Artistic Strategies in Times of Control’, for which she analyses exhibitions of ‘surveillance art’ in Western Europe. She investigates how contemporary artists are creating tangible [...]

Rosa Wevers2021-06-28T15:27:42+02:00

Tegiye Birey

Tegiye Birey, PhD Candidate, Central European University & Utrecht University. Tegiye's current research examines the gendered politics of migrants' and solidarity networks in Malmö, and her research interests are migration, postcolonial/decolonial feminisms and politics of resistance. Tegiye has a BA in Women’s Studies and Political Science with a minor in French [...]

Tegiye Birey2018-10-29T14:06:41+01:00

Wenxuan Peng

Wenxuan Peng just started the PhD research in Gender Studies/Media Studies/Modern China Studies at Leiden University under the supervision of Dr. Eliza Steinbock from Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS), Prof. Maghiel van Crevel and Dr. Florian Schneider from Institute for Area Studies (LIAS). The working title of the research [...]

Wenxuan Peng2018-10-29T14:06:41+01:00

Zeynep Anli

Zeynep Anli is an external PhD candidate at Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS). Her current research focuses on the intersection of utopian/dystopian literature of the 20th and 21st century written by female authors, postcolonial literature and European colonial enterprise. Working closely with gynocritical and literary studies perspectives, [...]

Zeynep Anli2018-10-29T14:06:42+01:00

Anita Ramcharan

Anita Ramcharan is a PhD candidate in Gender Studies at Utrecht University. In her research she investigates the role of women in folksongs in Surinam Indian culture. For centuries women have gathered together on special occasions to sing typical songs (These songs are never published). Anita investigates also how women are [...]

Anita Ramcharan2018-10-29T14:06:42+01:00
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