Original blog: https://www.migrationdiversity.nl/blog/congratulations-but-what-about-your-phd At first, having a baby whilst doing a PhD might not seem like the ideal combination, as a PhD is very demanding by itself. However, sometimes life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. The first few weeks of my pregnancy I spent kind of worried. I wondered […]
Trainingsweekend voor mannen: hoe kunnen zij geweld tegen vrouwen voorkomen?
Hoe zit jij er nu bij? “Toch een beetje zenuwachtig”“Zin in, vooral heel erg benieuwd naar iedereen hier”“Ja.. wel spannend om hier te zijn, maar ook zin in dit weekend” Daar zat ik dan op vrijdagavond 24 september op een mannenweekend van Emancipator. Om specifiek te zijn: een trainingsweekend voor mannen die zich willen inzetten […]
“Left-wing girls get horny from right-wing talk. How leftist a girl may be, and how conscious they are about the world, in their panties they are all right as hell.” This quote stems from a show performed by Dutch comedian Hans Teeuwen in 2013. During the show he demonstrates how ‘left-wing’ topics such as poverty, […]
Grayson Perry – The Descent of Man (book review)
We all know one, many of us identify as one, most of us have loved one, some have hated one: Men. But what makes a man? How does masculinity operate? And could it be in need of an urgent upgrade? These are questions Grayson Perry discusses in his book ‘The Descent of Man’. Perry is […]
READING IS FUNDAMENTAL!
This time, something a bit different: An anthropological and philosophical understanding of ‘reading’ and ‘shading’ on RuPaul’s Drag Race Being a fan by now, it is hard to admit. Yes, I am fairly new to RuPaul’s Drag Race. So I am doing all I can to 1) catch up on the past 11 years of […]
Vegan Chinese food at Sichuan Chengdu: dishes packed with flavours, and stories.
China Sichuan Chengdu is located right in the heart of Amsterdam: The Red Light District. This is an area many Amsterdammers avoid due to the high amounts of tourists. The thing many people do make an exception for, are the Asian restaurants in the area. Such as the well-known Chinese restaurant Sichuan. The interior of […]
From conflict to cuisine
A conversation with Alexander Gershberg. What and how we eat strongly defines our identity and relationships. But for chefs, the meaning goes even further. Especially for chefs who grew up in a conflict area and now strive for success elsewhere. For them, recipes and stories cannot be separated from their identities. Stories about traditions, politics, memories and economic resilience. […]
Eten volgens de maan
En wat we kunnen leren van de Mayaanse landbouwtechnieken. Zowel chronische ondervoeding als obesitas vormen grote problemen in de Guatemalteekse samenleving. Hoewel obesitas de grootste gezondheidsuitdaging is bij kinderen in de steden, lijdt de inheemse bevolking in plattelandsgebieden juist aan ondervoeding. Door de koolhydratenrijke voeding kan men wel genoeg binnen krijgen om de honger te […]
Weaving the world through storytelling
‘So what is it that you do, as an anthropologist?’ A question that I, as a young aspiring anthropologist, still frequently struggle to answer. I don’t know what to say because so many things come to my mind that I don’t know where to start. I sense a similar feeling when somebody asks me why […]
The changes that I have applied in my daily life over the past years in order to contribute to a healthier environment, and that I have seen so many others in my surroundings make too, made me wonder about ‘our’ position in the current climate debate. With us, I mean people privileged enough to have […]