Dide van Eck is a PhD candidate at Radboud Social and Cultural Research in the Gender and Diversity Group. She has studied public administration and organizational science at Utrecht University which she completed with the corresponding Research Master. Her master thesis was about dominant discourses around ‘fat bodies’ in which she used a feminist poststructuralist perspective together with creative research methods to shed light on the everyday experiences of self-identified fuller-sized people and to contribute to a better and more emphatic understanding of the complexity of fat embodiment.
Dide will commence her PhD with prof. dr. Marieke van den Brink and dr. Anouk de Koning and she will research the inclusive practices of low-skilled labour organizations. She will conduct research on how low-skilled labour (LSL) organizations deal with the diversity in their workforce in terms of gender, ethnicity and class. Using the concepts of inclusion and intersectionality, she will imperically document the organizational practices that in- or decrease the inclusion of a diverse workforce – with special regard to migrant workers – in LSL organizations.