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Results: 1 - 50 of 63
Results: 1 - 50 of 63
  • Ladder against schoolboard, on which a small cloud is drawn
    Knowledge and expectations of parents contribute to inequality in education
    3 Feb 2021
    Educational inequality: it’s a regular subject of public and political debate. Sociologist Andrea Foster researched how parents’ knowledge of the education system and their expectations play a role in this ...
  • From danger to uncertainty: young families coping with Covid-19 threats and restrictions
    10 Nov 2020
    On the basis of an ongoing and long-running ethnographic panel study of parents with young children which is part of Sarphati Amsterdam, a team of sociologists of the University of Amsterdam explored how these ...
  • How can you be a feminist on Instagram?
    20 Oct 2020
    Social media are at the heart of feminism’s recent and youthful resurgence. But how do you deal with aesthetic standards and social norms that prevail on Instagram while embracing an intersectional politics of ...
  • Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard appointed professor by special appointment of Dynamics of Crime and Violence
    30 Sep 2020
    Dr Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard (1976) has been appointed professor by special appointment of Dynamics of Crime and Violence at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The ...
  • UvA launches world’s most comprehensive database of Twitter use by parliamentarians
    21 Sep 2020
    Members of parliament in Iceland tweet less than once a day on average, whereas parliamentarians in Turkey tweet six times a day on average. In Canada, the Netherlands, Turkey and the US upwards of 97% of active ...
  • Algorithms and Inequality: How Camming Sites Work
    16 Sep 2020
    The exact details remain sketchy. All we know is that at some point on 3 April 1996, a young American student by the name of Jennifer Ringley ushered in a new phase in the then nascent Internet revolution. ...
  • Institutional racism and academia
    24 Jun 2020
    The killing of George Floyd has prompted renewed focus on institutional racism around the world, including in the Netherlands. However, not everybody agrees on what institutional racism is, how it operates and how we ...
  • Closing schools increases educational inequality
    15 May 2020
    When the schools in the Netherlands closed on 16 March, children had to learn at home and parents took up a key responsibility to assist them. Preliminary research by the University of Amsterdam suggests that this ...
  • Mapping the effects of homeschooling on social inequality in educational outcomes
    8 Apr 2020
    UvA sociologist Thijs Bol is going to map the short- and long-term effects of homeschooling during the coronacrisis on social inequality in educational outcomes. This project is co-financed by ODISSEI in the extra ...
  • All at home: the impact of Covid-19 policies and media coverage on families with very young children
    2 Apr 2020
    Before the Covid-19 pandemic a team of UvA sociologists launched a research project to study the daily lives of Amsterdam families with very young children. During this pandemic the project continues, now also ...
  • UvA scientists explain the implications of the coronavirus
    5 Mar 2020
    The coronavirus last week reached the Netherlands and began to spread around the country. How has the Dutch population reacted? What is a useful frame of reference for this situation? And what are the legal ...
  • Kick off: Global Digital Cultures
    17 Feb 2020
    On Friday, 27 March 2020, the University of Amsterdam will kick-off its new research priority area ‘Global Digital Cultures’ (GDC). Researchers and students from all faculties at the UvA are warmly invited to this ...
  • Protest of Black Lives Matter
    Social media influence protests, but so do local circumstances
    28 Nov 2019
    There is a strong link between social media and civil protests. Social media allow people all over the world to connect to an issue and to take action. Are activists better able to mobilise through social media, and ...
  • DJ playing music
    The electronic dance scenes in the UK and in America
    29 Oct 2019
    Dance is a global phenomenon. But in the early years it was chiefly in the United Kingdom that dance grew into a successful industry while in the United States – the cradle of dance – the genre failed to break into ...
  • 9/11: One event, many meanings
    4 Sep 2019
    The 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers prompted an intensification of the debate around Islam in the Netherlands, while in the United States they were seen as a brutal disruption of its national security utopia. Is an ...
  • In Memoriam André J.F. Köbben (1925 – 2019)
    27 Aug 2019
    Professor André Köbben died on 13 August at the age of 94.
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    AISSR awarded four NWO Open Competition grants
    22 Jul 2019
    Congratulations to Wouter van der Brug, Eric Schliesser (Political Science), Matthijs Kalmijn, and Olav Velthuis (Sociology), who have been awarded a NWO Open Competition grant.
  • In memoriam Prof. dr. Frances Gouda (1950 – 2019)
    11 Jun 2019
    We are shocked and deeply saddened to have learned that our dear colleague and friend Frances Gouda has passed away.
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    Giselinde Kuipers has been elected as a Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences
    25 Apr 2019
    The Academy has selected nineteen new members, amongst which professor of cultural sociology Giselinde Kuipers.
  • Gender Muslim framing
    How do gender and sexuality factor into the ‘Muslim Question’?
    29 Mar 2019
    In Europe, including here in the Netherlands, Islam and Muslims are increasingly problematised in a manner reminiscent of the historical emergence of the ‘Jewish Question’. Beyond the ‘us/them’ mentality, this ...
  • Prof Sarah Bracke, professor Sociology, the Study of Gender and Sexuality
    Sarah Bracke, professor of Sociology, in particular the Study of Gender and Sexuality
    18 Feb 2019
    Dr S.A.E. Bracke has been appointed professor of Sociology, in particular the Study of Gender and Sexuality, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
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    UvA researchers contribute to The Guardian series on Populism
    22 Nov 2018
    In a new six-month investigative series 'What is Populism', the international newspaper The Guardian explores with researchers who the new populists are, what factors brought them to power, and what they are doing ...
  • Social media
    Echo chambers may make online news more viral
    21 Sep 2018
    Fake news. Just give your social media feed a glance and there is a reasonable chance you’ll see a skewed story containing factual inaccuracies. One reason for the its rapid spread, some observers suggest, may be the ...
  • Ideology influences facts and leads to conflict
    19 Sep 2018
    The terms fake news and post-truth have become a fixed part of our vocabulary. Mistrust of public institutions and science seems to be growing, just like the gap between reality and rhetoric. In a new publication, ...
  • Veni grant awarded to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers
    16 Jul 2018
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 27 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...
  • Ethnic discrimination on the labour market – the role of employers
    22 Jun 2018
    Ethnic discrimination on the labour market is a major concern for societies seeking equality. Unequal treatment of citizens leads to inequality, deficient participation and loss of capacity. Sociologist Bram Lancee ...
  • Inequality in science funding
    24 Apr 2018
    New research shows that winners of a large research grant programme in the Netherlands have a 2.5 times greater chance of obtaining a follow-up grant than nonwinners. The research, which focused on NWO Vidi Grants, ...
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    ERC Advanced Grants awarded to Hal Caswell and Dennis Rodgers
    10 Apr 2018
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded prestigious Advanced Grants to UvA professors Hal Caswell and Dennis Rodgers. The grants, totalling 1.2 million euros and 2.5 million euros respectively, are awarded on ...
  • QS World University Ranking
    UvA subjects ranked highly in latest QS Rankings
    28 Feb 2018
    Several subject areas at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have a high ranking in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject. Communication & Media Studies is ranked the best in the world (up from 2nd spot ...
  • Prof Henny Bos, Professor Sexual and Gender diversity in Families and Youth
    Henny Bos, professor of Sexual and Gender Diversity in Families and Youth
    28 Feb 2018
    Dr H.M.W. Bos (1963) has been appointed professor of Sexual and Gender Diversity in Families and Youth at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • New data yields deeper understanding of poverty in India
    23 Jan 2018
    A new international study led by UvA researchers Peter Sloot and Michael Lees has yielded extensive data on slums in Bangalore and provides a detailed insight into the problem of poverty in India. The highly granular ...
  • Prof Olav Velthuis, Olav, Sociology, esp. the study of economic life and culture
    Olav Velthuis, professor of Sociology
    22 Nov 2017
    Dr O.J.M. Velthuis (1972) has been appointed professor of Sociology, especially economic life and culture, at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Jan Willem Duyvendak new director of NIAS-KNAW
    6 Oct 2017
    Jan Willem Duyvendak will become the new director of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) on 1 January 2018. Duyvendak will combine his work as Professor of ...
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    Seventeen UvA and AMC-UvA researchers awarded Veni grants
    28 Jul 2017
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded Veni grants worth up to €250,000 to 17 UvA and AMC-UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorate. The grants give promising young ...
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    How lone wolves operate
    29 Jun 2017
    Acts of terror by so-called lone-wolf terrorists have reached an all-time high in the United States. Yet there is little consensus on what connects these crimes and the motivations behind them. In The Age of Lone ...
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    Vidi grant awarded to nine UvA and AMC-UvA researchers
    30 May 2017
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Vidi grant worth 800,000 euros to nine researchers from the University of Amsterdam and Academic Medical Center (AMC). The grant will enable ...
  • QS World University Ranking
    Communication & Media Studies at UvA 2nd worldwide in QS Ranking
    8 Mar 2017
    The UvA has surged to 2nd place amongst universities worldwide in Communication & Media Studies, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject published on Wednesday, 8 March 2017. Last year, the UvA ...
  • Prof Renée Römkens, professor Gender Based Violence
    Renée Römkens named professor by special appointment of Gender Based Violence
    13 Oct 2016
    Dr G.M.F. Römkens (1953) has been named professor by special appointment of Gender Based Violence at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. This is a new chair designated on ...
  • Logo European Research Council
    ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to five UvA/AMC researchers
    3 Feb 2016
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant to five researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA). The recipients are ...
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    Frank Vandenbroucke appointed University Professor at UvA
    19 Oct 2015
    The Executive Board has appointed Flemish academic and former politician Frank Vandenbroucke as University Professor at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). As University Professor Vandenbroucke will stimulate research ...
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    ERC Advanced Grant for Matthijs Kalmijn and Teunis Geijtenbeek
    4 Jun 2015
    Prof. Matthijs Kalmijn, professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and Prof. Teunis Geijtenbeek, professor of Molecular and Cellular Immunology (AMC-UvA), have been awarded the prestigious Advanced ...
  • professor Hein de Haas
    Hein de Haas, professor of Sociology
    3 Jun 2015
    Prof. Hein de Haas has been appointed professor of Sociology, with a special focus on the study of migration and social cohesion, at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
    Vici grant awarded to five UvA researchers
    13 Feb 2015
    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a prestigious Vici grant worth 1.5 million euros to five researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
  • Prof Beate Völker, professor Sociology, especiallt the study of Labour and social inequality
    Beate Volker, professor of Sociology
    29 Jan 2015
    Prof. B. Volker has been appointed professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
  • Compulsory voluntary work widens gap with labour market
    1 Dec 2014
    By obliging social assistance recipients to do voluntary work, the government hopes to ease their entry into the labour market. However, this policy seems to be having the opposite effect as people become attached to ...
  • MOOC Solid Science
    UvA launches thematic series of MOOCs on Coursera
    22 Oct 2014
    Starting from the 2015-2016 academic year, the University of Amsterdam will be the first university in the Netherlands to offer a specialisation, a series of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in a specific field, ...
  • Leen Sterckx
    Mixed marriages do not necessarily promote cultural integration
    29 Sep 2014
    Mixed marriages are more likely to succeed if the partners are able to bridge their differences. Nevertheless, this process doesn’t necessarily promote cultural integration. This is the conclusion of a study by Leen ...
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    Sport brings people together, but not everyone
    15 Jul 2014
    Sport often reflects society's prejudices and inequalities. In fact, it can even amplify them. The assumption that society's minorities naturally experience sport as a social glue is therefore false, concludes Ramón ...
  • Minister Lodewijk Asscher receive a book
    Lodewijk Asscher presented with study on income inequality
    23 Apr 2014
    On Wednesday, 16 April, the Dutch Minister of Social Affairs and Employment Lodewijk Asscher was presented with the results of an extensive international study titled ‘Growing INequalities' Impacts’, or GINI, at the ...
  • QS World University Rankings
    Nine UvA subject areas listed in QS World University Rankings top 50
    27 Feb 2014
    In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, published on Wednesday 26 February, nine of the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) subject areas are in the top 50. Communication & Media Studies is the highest ranked ...