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Vacancy: NIAS looking for volunteering alumni

The NIAS Foundation of Alumni (NFA) and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) are looking for NIAS alumni (x/f/m) to support the NIAS staff towards more attention and care for the social needs of NIAS Fellows. Do you remember that a NIAS fellowship was often academically inspirational, but at the same time could be socially challenging? Do you have some hours to spare and invest in the current NIAS community? Do you live at a convenient distance from our offices and apartments? Then we hope you will join NIAS – once more!

Vacancy: Chair Board NIAS Fellows Association (NFA)

At the coming general meeting of the NFA, Philip Spinhoven will step down as chair of the NFA board after having fulfilled this function for seven years.

Extraordinary meeting of members of The NFA

On Thursday December 14 at 16.00 h (CET)  the NFA-members vote to amend the articles of the association of the Association. This amendment of the articles of the association is an important step...

The Power of Playful Activism

Journalist Fleur van der Bij, NIAS fellow in 2022, gained access to the archives of creative activism figurehead Loesje and spoke to its founders. Her research project at NIAS "From Provo to Loesje: Creative Activism in the Netherlands and Europe" served as a pivotal point in her journey toward writing the biography of Loesje.

Jeff Handmaker & Sanele Sibanda, Summer Stay at NIAS

How can you talk about the legal and political dimensions of something, though not everyone will be able to distinguish between the two, let alone be willing to speak the other’s language?

Henry Spiller, NIAS Fellows Association Summer Stay

During Prof. Spiller's previous visit to NIAS he worked on the question "What is music-making’s role in responding to modern problems of identity and sustainability?"

Ipek Azime Celik Rappas, NIAS Fellows Association Summer Stay

During her period as NIAS Fellow, Celik worked intensely on her ERC consolidator grant application, WALLS2BRIDGES.

Fleur van der Bij, NIAS Fellows Association Summer Stay

In her book Fleur asks: ‘What does it mean to be an activist and express your opinion using strictly creative means? And how does creative activism contribute to social change in different European countries and contexts?’

Elin Bjarnegård, NIAS Fellows Association Summer Stay

During her fellowship Prof. Bjarnegård invested a lot of time and energy elaborating on and fine-tuning the framework for her forthcoming book on “autocratic genderwashing”.

Nadim N. Rouhana, NIAS Fellows Association Summer Stay

Prof. Rouhana kicked off his stay at NIAS by holding an international workshop on “Home, Homeland, and Belonging” which took place from July 14th-15th.

Richard Watson Unger, NIAS Fellows Association Summer Stay

Richard Unger joins this summer almost two decades after his first visit to NIAS in Wassenaar to work on a new book.

Roxane Batoul Farmanfarmaian, NIAS Fellows Association Summer Stay

During her summer stay Dr. Farmanfarmaian is making progress on ‘Soft Violence: Patterns of State Rhetorical Warfare’ (working title), it deals with states' use of offensive rhetorical mechanisms to achieve a range of outcomes from soft power to soft war.

Aidan McGarry, NIAS Fellows Association Summer Stay

At NIAS, Prof. McGarry will work to wrap up the final details of the publication of his forthcoming work 'Political Voice'.

Phil Kasinitz Receives Distinguished Career Award

Philip Kasinitz, Fellow in the Spring of 2020, has received the 2022 “Distinguished Career Award” from the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association.

Selin Dilli and Mehrdad Alipour Receive Veni Grant

NIAS Fellows Selin Dilli and Mehrdad Alipour are the recipients of a Veni Grant, one of the major individual grants of the Dutch Research Council. The grant of max 280.000 euro is awarded to excellent researchers who have recently obtained their doctorate to further elaborate their own ideas during a period of three years.

Sebnem Yardimci Receives Young Scientists Award

Dr. Sebnem Yardimci Geyikci, NIAS Fellow 2019/20, received the Young Scientists Award in Political Science given by the Science Academy in Turkey.

Two Grants for Anouk de Koning

This month, alumna Anouk de Koning (Urban Citizen Fellow 2020) is awarded two large research grants. First, a VICI grant by the Dutch Research Council, enabling De Koning to set up her own research group on the futures of European welfare states. Second, a 5 million euros NWA grant by the Dutch Research Agenda to study social interventions in eight Dutch cities.

Alumni Jonathan Israel and Beatrice de Graaf hold Spaarnelezing on Enlightenment

During the biannual Spaarne Lecture on 17 November 2021 in the Grote of St. Bavokerk Haarlem, Jonathan Israel and Beatrice de Graaf, both NIAS alumni, discussed the theme of Enlightenment.

Looking Back on an Alumni Stay

Former fellows Susanne M. Klausen and Sebnem Yardimci-Geyikci returned to NIAS in the Summer of 2021 as part of the Alumni Stay Programme, to pick up their research and their friendship.

Former Rector Paul Emmelkamp Interviewed

Professor of Psychology Paul Emmelkamp tells about his personal background and career in an interview carried out as part of the Oral History Project by the Archive for Dutch Behavioral History.