mw. M.S. (Myrte) Hoekstra MSc
Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
Programmagroep: Urban Geographies
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 Amsterdam
1001 NC Amsterdam
In September 2013 I started a three-year PhD project on the topic of governing and experiencing difference in (super)diverse contexts. This research seeks to examine the perception and subjective appraisal of difference in ethnically diverse neighbourhoods in Amsterdam. The focus is on the degree to which residents feel a sense of belonging to the neighbourhood, and how this is affected by their experience of diversity. In addition, I examine if and how cities' attempts to 'govern diversity' by implementing neighbourhood projects can contribute to this sense of belonging.
This PhD project is part of the ICEC (Interethnic Coexistence in European Cities) project, funded by the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Urban Europe. The project focuses on two core questions:
- Which political measures are the most adequate for strengthening the integrative power of an urban neighbourhood as a place of living and identification of a diverse urban population?
- How can cities promote interethnic coexistence in the local context?
These questions are examined in three local contexts: Amsterdam, Vienna, and Stockholm.
More information can be found on the project website, www.icecproject.com.
- Hoekstra, M. (2015). Diverse cities and good citizenship: How local governments in the Netherlands recast national integration discourse. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 38(10): 1798-1814. doi:10.1080/01419870.2015.1015585.
- Hoekstra, M. and Verkuyten, M. (2015). To be a true Muslim: Online discussions on the headscarf among Moroccan-Dutch women. Gender, Place and Culture, 22(9): 1236-1251. doi:10.1080/0966369X.2014.958068.
- Hoekstra, M. (2014). Super-diversity and urban policies in Amsterdam. ICEC baseline study. https://icecproject.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/ams_baselinestudy_aug20.pdf.
Recent and Upcoming Conference Presentations
- Hoekstra, M., Kohlbacher, J. and Rauhut, D. (2015). Migration governance in European cities: From assimilationism to new local paradigms. Paper presented at Migrinter Research Lab/University of Poitiers conference “Migration and new local governance”, Poitiers/France, December 10-11.
- Dahlvik, J. and Hoekstra, M.S. (2015). Neighbourhood participation in super-diverse contexts: Comparing Amsterdam and Vienna. Paper presented at University of Sheffield conference "Migrants in the city: New dynamics of migration in urban settings", Sheffield/UK, October 12-13.
- Hoekstra, M.S. (2015). Local government perspectives on urban diversity and its policy implications: A multi-scale, cross-city comparison. Paper presented at RC21 Conference, Urbino/Italy, August 27-29.
- Hoekstra, M.S. (2015). "We want to be there for everyone": Neighbourhood organisations, belonging, and the politics of place in a super-diverse Amsterdam neighbourhood. Paper presented at the Haagse Hogeschool conference "Super-diverse! The challenges of a new paradigm for research and practice", The Hague/The Netherlands, April 23.
- Franz, Y. and Hoekstra, M.S. (2014). Creating co-responsibility in ethnically diverse neighbourhoods with "urban living labs". Paper presented at RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, London/United Kingdom, August 27-29.
- Hoekstra, M.S. (2014). Diverse cities and good citizenship: How local governments in the Netherlands recast national integration discourse. Paper presented at CEG conference "Diversity in the city: Shifting realities and ways forward", Lisbon/Portugal, June 26-27.
- Informatica tutorials (2016)
- Stadsgeografie: Stedelijke dynamiek en stedelijk leven (2014, 2015)
- Methoden en technieken van ruimtelijk onderzoek: Gebruik van analysesoftware (2014, 2015)
- Atlas.ti tutorials (qualitative research software) (2014, 2015)
- Social science theory course (AISSR, University of Amsterdam), 2015
- English academic writing course (AISSR, University of Amsterdam), 2015
- Research design (AISSR, University of Amsterdam), 2014
- Teaching and designing your teaching (CNA), 2014
2011-2013 Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism, Master of Science (M.Sc.)
2008-2011 Political Science, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
2007-2011 Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
- Hoekstra, M. (2015). Diverse cities and good citizenship: how local governments in the Netherlands recast national integration discourse. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 38(10), 1798-1814. DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2015.1015585 [details]
- Hoekstra, M., & Verkuyten, M. (2015). To be a true Muslim: online discussions on the headscarf among Moroccan-Dutch women. Gender, Place and Culture, 22(9), 1236-1251. DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2014.958068 [details] [PDF]
- Hoekstra, M.S. (31-05-2016): Voel je thuis in een gemixte wijk [Print]. Voel je thuis in een gemixte wijk.
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