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Gender and Sexuality Studies

Below a snapshot of some of our researchers with expertise in the fields of gender and sexuality studies.

For specific questions or to get in touch with a researcher not listed on this page, please call the UvA Press Office on +31 (0)20 525 2695 or send an email to

Robert Davidson
Credits: Bram Belloni

Robert Davidson

Robert J. Davidson is a PhD researcher. His  research examines the changing relationship between the Dutch government and the gay and lesbian social movement.

T: + 31 (0)20 525 3715


Mischa Dekker
Credits: Mischa Dekker

Dr Mischa Dekker

Mischa Dekker obtained his PhD from the UvA and EHESS in Paris with a comparative research project on sexual street harassment in the Netherlands and France. Alongside #MeToo, the project’s central themes included feminism and stigmatisation, for example following the 2016 New Year’s Eve assaults in Cologne.  

T: +33 (0)7 8307 2131

Prof Henny Bos, Professor Sexual and Gender diversity in Families and Youth
Credits: Dirk Gillissen

Prof. Henny Bos

Henny Bos is professor of Sexual and Gender Diversity in Families and Youth. 
Her research focuses on families with parents of the same sex and on young people who belong to a sexual minority and / or are gender-non-conforming.

T: +31 (0)20 525 1206

Prof. H.M.W. (Henny) Bos

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Preventive Youth Care

Liza Mugge
Credits: J.W.Kaldenbach

Dr Liza Mugge

Liza Mügge is a political scientist whose expertise include political transnationalism, diversity and inequality on the basis of gender and ethnicity. She conducts research into the political representation of women and ethnic minorities.

T: +31 (0)20 525 2173

Dr. L.M. (Liza) Mügge

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation