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Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights

PhD Community

CCHR has its own active PhD community. If you are interested in their activities, please contact Wouter Oomen (w.a.oomen@uu.nl). Below you find a list of the candidates and a brief description of their dissertation:

  • Kathrine van den Bogert
    Dissertation on: the gendered, racialized and religious construction of public space through sports participation by young citizens in urban neighbourhoods in the Netherlands.
  • Koen Bovend’Eerdt
    Dissertation on: Fundamental rights protection in the transnational enforcement of the EU’s financial interests.
  • Sara ten Brinke
    Dissertation on: young adults’ political participation in citizenship in Timor-Leste.
  • Laura Candidatu
    Dissertation on: digital diaspora of migrant women (aged 18-40) who have settled in Amsterdam in dialogue with the ones they have left behind (Somalia, Rumania, Turkey).
  • Gisela Carrasco-Miro
    Dissertation on: postcolonial theory and politics, critical development studies and feminist economics.
  • Gianmaria Colpani
    Dissertation on: the intersections of sexuality, race, postcoloniality and nationalism in contemporary Europe.
  • Maninder Dhillon
    Dissertation on: the transcultural ways in which the British discourse on sati contributed to the rise of the fallen woman and new woman fiction in the nineteenth century English fiction.
  • Sophie van den Elzen
    Dissertation on: the cultural memory of the antislavery struggle as an inspiration and model for early European feminism.
  • Julie Fraser
    Dissertation on: the implementation of international human rights norms in Asian and African states looking at the role of culture in assisting the adoption of international norms.
  • Leonie Huijbers
    Dissertation on: judicial review, the role of courts and fundamental rights.
  • Evi Kostner
    Dissertation on: street gang aesthetics and their Interrelation with social order and power construction in Guatemalan prisons and urban marginal space.
  • Stacey Links
    Dissertation on: the discourse of Human Rights regarding/of Sino-African relations.
  • Melis Mevsimler
    Dissertation on: digital diaspora of migrant women (aged 18-40) who have settled in London in dialogue with the ones they have left behind (Somalia, Rumania, Turkey).
  • Claudia Minchilli
    Dissertation on: digital diaspora of migrant women (aged 18-40) who have settled in Rome in dialogue with the ones they have left behind (Somalia, Rumania, Turkey).
  • Daphina Misiedjan
    Dissertation on: the formulation of a sustainable human right to water for vulnerable groups.
  • Wouter Oomen
    Dissertation on: the imagined common humanity in charity fundraising campaigns.
  • Cong-rui Qiao
    Dissertation on: collective petitions in China.
  • Rakhshan Rizwan
    Dissertation on: Anglophone Kashmiri bildungsromane and the way in which these creative texts, set in the disputed territory of Kashmir, perform the work of human rights advocacy.
  • Lieke Schrijvers
    Dissertation on: female conversion to conservative religious traditions in the Netherlands as a negotiation between secular and religious gender discourses.
  • Stephanie de Smale
    Dissertation on: how game design influences war representation; combining approaches from software studies, game design, and conflict studies.
  • Sophie Su
    Dissertation on: Environmental Humanities; a collaboration between ecocriticism and the Oceanic literature addresses on climate refugees and environmental diaspora in North American and Southeastern Asian writers.
  • Sara Verderi
    Dissertation on: the feminist experience in the Syrian conflict and its implication with European cultures of gender equality.
  • Silke Vogelsang
    Dissertation on: Global Citizenship Education, the notion of cosmopolitanism and human rights and its intersection with foreign language classroom practices.
  • Iva Vukusic
    Dissertation on: Serb(ian) paramilitaries in the 1990s in Yugoslavia.
  • Wenyang Wu
    Dissertation on: the scope of freedom of religion under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
  • Marielle Zill
    Dissertation on: asylum centres, different forms of spatial, material and social ‘openness’ of these centres and how this impacts feelings and perceptions of (un)familiarity between asylum seekers and ‘local communities’.