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During Harvest Day we bring together AISSR researchers in interdisciplinary academic discussions and make an effort to make their latest findings more visible to practitioners working in thematically related fields but also to colleagues across disciplines, students and other stakeholders. At the 2019 edition of the AISSR Harvest Day social science researchers will present new insights and results from their research. With keynotes by Thijs Bol, Rivke Jaffe, Eileen Moyer and Marlies Glasius.

Event details of AISSR Harvest Day 2019: Celebrating new research results
Date 14 November 2019
Time 11:30 -16:00
Location Roeterseilandcampus - gebouw I (CREA)
Room Location: CREA, Amsterdam, Muziekzaal
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Registration, coffee and sandwiches between 11.30 - 12.00 (CREA Muziekzaal)

12.00 - 12.10                       Opening of the event by Brian Burgoon, academic director AISSR

12.10 - 13.00                       Authoritarianism in a Global Age

                                                Keynote: Marlies Glasius

                                                Respondents: Jan Willem Duyvendak, Marco Bontje, and Erella Grassiani. Moderated by Eric Schliesser

13.00 - 13.50                       School-to-work linkages in a comparative perspective

                                                Keynote: Thijs Bol

                                                Respondents: Vincent de Rooij, Theresa Kuhn. Moderated by Jan Rath

13.50 – 14.00                      Coffee break

14.00 - 14.50                       Becoming Men

                                                Keynote: Eileen Moyer

                                                Respondents: Sarah Bracke, Darshan Vigneswaran, and Mieke Lopes Cardozo. Moderated by Anja Hiddinga

14.50 – 15.00                      Coffee break

15.00 – 15.50                      The popular culture of illegality

                                                Keynote: Rivke Jaffe

                                                Respondents: Olav Velthuis, Abbey Steele. Moderated by Robert Kloosterman

15.50 -16.00                        Screening videos of Early Harvest Day winners

From 16.00 onwards: Drinks and snacks


The event is open for all. We warmly welcome (AISSR) researchers, students, stakeholders and other interested parties to this event. 

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Research Results 1: Marlies Glasius

Marlies Glasius

Marlies Glasius is Professor in International Relations at the Department of Politics, University of Amsterdam. Her main research interests are in global civil society, international criminal justice, human security and authoritarian rule. She will present her current research project Authoritarianism in a Global Age, funded by the European Research Council.

The project investigates changes in the sustainability and nature of authoritarian rule induced by globalisation. Thematically, the project researches how authoritarianism is affected by and responding to global information and communication technology, to movement of people, and to NGOs. Spatially, it studies extraterritorial authoritarianism, subnational authoritarianism, and multilateral authoritarianism. Conceptually, it focuses on authoritarian practices, defined as sabotage of accountability. A focus on authoritarian practices allows a shift away from only designating ‘regimes’ as authoritarian, recognizing that in contemporary politics, governance arrangements can be more fluid. Comparative analysis of authoritarian practices will help us understand conditions in which they thrive, and how they are best countered.

More about the project can be found on the website.


Jan Willem Duyvendak, Marco Bontje, and Erella Grassiani. The panel will be moderated by Eric Schliesser.

Research Results 2: Thijs Bol

Thijs Bol

Thijs Bol is Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam and the academic coordinator of the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies

Thijs Bol will present his study about school-to-work linkages in a comparative perspective. By using segregation techniques, Thijs and colleagues are able to provide a detailed description of how specific educational degrees connect to occupations, and how this is different across three institutionally diverse countries (France, Germany, and the United States).


Vincent de Rooij, Theresa Kuhn. The panel will be moderated by Jan Rath.

Research Results 3: Eileen Moyer

Eileen Moyer

Eileen Moyer

Eileen Moyer is Associate Professor of medical and urban anthropology. She is also the co-founder and co-editor of the open-access journal Medicine Anthropology Theory.

In 2015, Eileen Moyer was awarded a prestigious 2 million Euro Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council to conduct research on urban masculinities in Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa through 2020. Leveraging this opportunity to secure funding for additional researchers, she has formed an interdisciplinary research group around the theme of Gender, Sexuality and Health in Urban Africa. The team has more than 20 members who conduct research on HIV, sexual rights, and gender equality initiatives, attempting to understand how global influences have shaped gender and sexual norms and practices in urban Africa over the last quarter century. She is personally engaged in research tracking the life trajectories of a group of Tanzanian men she has followed for nearly two decades. In addition to co-authoring several peer-reviewed journal articles this year, she is also working on three book manuscripts: one based on her twenty years of researching community-based responses to HIV in Africa, a second on gender and sexual violence in South Africa, and a third based on her longitudinal work in Tanzania. 

More about the research project 'Becoming Men' can be found on the project website


Sarah Bracke, Darshan Vigneswaran, and Mieke Lopes Cardozo. The panel will be moderated by Anja Hiddinga.

Research Results 4: Rivke Jaffe

Rivke Jaffe

Rivke Jaffe is Professor of Urban Geography at the Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies and the Centre for Urban Studies within the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research. Connecting geography, anthropology and cultural studies, her research focuses primarily on intersections of the urban and the political, and specifically on the spatialization and materialization of power, difference and inequality within cities. She is interested in how urban problems such as poverty, crime and environmental degradation are linked to social differentiation along lines of ethnicity, class and gender.

Rivke Jaffe will present her work on the popular culture of illegality. In collaboration with Martijn Oosterbaan (Utrecht University), Rivke has been leading an NWO-GW funded project titled “The Popular Culture of Illegality: Criminal Authority and the Politics of Aesthetics in Latin America and the Caribbean” (2013-2019). Focusing on Jamaica, Mexico and Brazil, the research team has been studying the popular music, visual culture and material culture through which the socio‐political authority of criminal organizations is produced. The project, which is situated at the intersection of anthropology and cultural studies, connects critical aesthetic theory to research on popular culture and governmentality. The research results have translated into the exhibition "Most Wanted" in Museum Volkenkunde and an accompanying book published by Amsterdam University Press.


Olav Velthuis, Abbey Steele, and Alex Venrooij. The panel will be moderated by Robert Kloosterman.

Roeterseilandcampus - gebouw I (CREA)

Room Location: CREA, Amsterdam, Muziekzaal

Nieuwe Achtergracht 168-178
1018 WV Amsterdam