Completed PhD projects

Simone Kalkman, “Participatory Art Projects in Rio de Janeiro Favelas,” ASCA Cities Project, University of Amsterdam, 2019.

Alejandra Espinosa, “Planning, Public Space, and Identity in Latin America,” University of Amsterdam, 2018. 

Judith Naeff, “The Urban Experience of Post-Civil-War Beirut in Contemporary Art,” University of Amsterdam, 2016.

Pedram Dibazar, “Non-Visibility and the Politics of Presence: A Spatial Analysis of Contemporary Iran,” University of Amsterdam, 2016.

Miriam Meissner, “Global Financial Crisis and the City: Narrative, Myth, and the Urban Imaginary,” University of Amsterdam, 2015.

Margaret Tali, “Speaking Absence: Art Museums, Representation, and Knowledge Creation,” University of Amsterdam, 2014.

Thijs van den Berg, “A History of Our Connected Future: Communication Networks in Dystopian Science Fiction,” University of Amsterdam, 2012

Rob Allen, “Paratexts and Victorian Serialized Fiction,” University of Amsterdam, 2012.

Dan Hassler-Forest, “Superheroes and the Bush Doctrine: Narratives and Politics in Post‐9/11 Discourse,” University of Amsterdam, 2011.

PHD Examining

Paula Albuquerque, "The Webcam as an Emerging Cinematic Medium," University of Amsterdam, 2016.

Elan Gamaker, "The Genre Mask: Rhetorical Style and Audience Activation in the Investigation Film," University of Amsterdam, 2015.

Rebecca Breuer, "Fashion Beyond Identity: The Three Ecologies of Dress," University of Amsterdam, 2015.

Marie Beauchamps, "Affective Identities: Denaturalization and the Politics of Nationality in France," University of Amsterdam, 2015.

Dineke Koerts, “Tourism in China: Representing the Nation to English-Speaking Tourists,” University of Amsterdam, 2015.

Leonie Schmidt, “Visions of the Future: Imagining Islamic Modernities in Post-Suharto Popular and Visual Culture,” University of Amsterdam, 2014.

Nick Jones, “Cartography in Extremis: Space and Architecture in the Contemporary Action Film,” Queen Mary University of London, 2013.

Jenifer Chao, “Sensible Interventions: Cultural Resistance Post-9/11,” University of Amsterdam, 2013.

Hannah Barbara Hölling, “On Time, Changeability, and Identity in the Conservation of Nam June Paik’s Multimedia Installations,” University of Amsterdam, 2013.

Guohua Zeng, “The Making of China: The Construction of Chineseness during the Beijing Olympics,” University of Amsterdam, 2013.

Daan Wesselman, “Reflections of/on the City: Literature, Space, and Postmodernity,” University of Leiden, 2012.

Zeynep Gündüz, “Digital Dance: (dis)Entangling Human and Technology,” University of Amsterdam, 2012.

Anne Marie Schleiner, “Ludic Mutation: The Player’s Power to Change the Game,” University of Amsterdam, 2012.

Erinc Salor, “Sum of All Knowledge: Wikipedia and the Encyclopedic Urge,” University of Amsterdam, 2012.

Gladys Pak Lei Chong, “China Rejuvenated?: Governmentality, Subjectivity, and Normativity: The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games,” University of Amsterdam, 2012.

Niall Martin, “Noise, Neoliberalism, and Iain Sinclair,” University of Amsterdam, 2012.

Walid el Houri, “The Meaning of Resistance: Hezbollah’s Media Strategies and the Articulation of a People,” University of Amsterdam, 2012.

Camiel van Winkel, “During the Exhibition the Gallery Will Be Closed: Contemporary Art and the Paradoxes of Conceptualism,” University of Amsterdam, 2012.

Esra Almas, “Capitalizing Istanbul: Reading Orhan Pamuk’s Literary Cityscape,” University of Amsterdam, 2011.

Chen Mei, “Transculturation: Writing beyond Dualism in three Chinese American Women’s Novels,” University of Leiden, 2011.

Astrid van Weyenberg, “The Politics of Adaptation: Contemporary African Drama and Greek Tragedy,” University of Amsterdam, 2011.

Paulina Aroch Fugellie, “Unrealized Promises: The Subject of Postcolonial Discourse and the New International Division of Labour,” University of Amsterdam, 2010.

Niamh Ann Kelly, “History by Proxy: Imaging the Great Irish Famine,” University of Amsterdam, 2010.

Saskia Lourens, “Writing History: National Identity in André Brink’s Post-Apartheid Fiction,” University of Amsterdam, 2009.

Jeanne Sheehan, “Musical Adaptations of Literary Classics,” Northern Illinois University, 2007.