dr. B. (Bo) Paulle
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Cultural Sociology
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 Amsterdam
Room number: C6.11
1001 NA Amsterdam
Bowen Paulle is presently principal investigator of five-year, mixed method evaluation project funded by a Rotterdam based philanthropic foundation (Stichting De Verre Bergen). Initiated and largely managed at the grassroots level by a voluntary organization (Vitaal Pendrecht), the primary aim of this effort is to achieve measurable increases in the cognitive and socio-emotional development of roughly 1000 students attending four different primacy school students in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Rotterdam. A secondary aim is to facilitate social cohesion and collective efficacy among residents living in, and organizations operating in, this challenged neighborhood. Paulle is also researching the inner workings, effects, and applicability (in the Netherlands) of two potentially scalable interventions meant to dramatically improve the educational and life outcomes of deeply disadvantaged students and (incarcerated) adults – Match-style tutoring and the Guiding Rage Into Power (GRIP) program.
Paulle’s main research interests include urban marginality, educational inequality, process evaluation, embodiment, ethnographic fieldwork and social theory.
Jonathan Mijs (Harvard University) and Bowen Paulle, 'The Burden of Acting Wise: Sanctioned School Success and Ambivalence about Hard Work at an Elite School in the Netherlands', forthcoming in Intercultural Education Journal (Vol. 27.2, 2016)
For information on my book, Toxic Schools, see the following website:
For a review on my new book, Toxic Schools, see the following websites:
Article in the Atlantic on high stress in high schools citing Bo Paulle, author of Toxic Schools and expert on the effects of stress on high school pupils.
For a podcast on my new book, Toxic Schools, see the following website (the podcast can be found at the bottom of the page):
Lecture of Bowen Paulle and Susan Fainstein on "The Just City" at the Balie in Amsterdam:
Bowen Paulle about his research and book 'Toxic Schools'
- B. Paulle, J.J.B. Mijs & A. Vink (in press). Nieuw systeem, nieuwe kansen? Ouders in Amsterdam-West over (de)segregatie in het basisonderwijs. B en M : Tijdschrift voor Beleid, Politiek en Maatschappij.
- B. Paulle & M. Emirbayer (2016). Beneath rationalization: Elias, Foucault, and the body. European Journal of Social Theory, 19 (1), 39-56. doi: 10.1177/1368431015602355
- J.J.B. Mijs & B. Paulle (2016). The burden of acting wise: sanctioned success and ambivalence about hard work at an elite school in the Netherlands. Intercultural Education, 27 (1), 22-38. doi: 10.1080/14675986.2016.1144383
- B. Paulle (2014). Coming Hard: The Primacy of Embodied Stress Responses in High Poverty Schools. European Journal of Sociology, 55 (1), 83-106. doi: 10.1017/S0003975614000046
- B. Paulle & B. Kalir (2014). The integration matrix reloaded: from ethnic fixations to established versus outsiders dynamics in the Netherlands. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 40 (9), 1354-1374. doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2013.847783
- B. Paulle (2013). Toxic schools: high-poverty education in New York and Amsterdam. (Fieldwork encounters and discoveries). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
- B. Paulle, B. van Heerikhuizen & M. Emirbayer (2012). Elias and Bourdieu. Journal of Classical Sociology, 12 (1), 69-93. doi: 10.1177/1468795X11433708
- B. Paulle, B. van Heerikhuizen & M. Emirbayer (2011). Elias and Bourdieu. In S. Susen & B.S. Turner (Eds.), The legacy of Pierre Bourdieu: critical essays (Key issues in modern sociology) (pp. 145-172). London: Anthem.
- B. Paulle (2011). Language, parenting, and inequality. In C. Brinkgreve, M. van den Haak, B. van Heerikhuizen, J. Heilbron & G. Kuipers (Eds.), Cultuur en ongelijkheid (pp. 148-154). Diemen: AMB.
- B. Paulle (2014). Giftige scholen. Didaktief, 44 (10), 22-23.
- B. Paulle (2014). [Review of the book Lifelong learning in Europe: national patterns and challenges]. Teachers College Record.
- B. Paulle (2014). [Review of the book Exceptional violence: embodied citizenship in transnational Jamaica]. Contemporary Sociology, 43(2), 271-273.
- B. Paulle (2012). Van Fremdzwang naar Selbstzwang: Over de noodzaak van nieuwe regimes op achterstandsscholen. In G. van Stralen & R. Gude (Eds.), ...En denken! bildung voor leraren (pp. 327-336). Leusden: ISVW.
- B. Paulle (2010). Naar open categorieen en relationele analyse. Sociologie Magazine, 18 (4), 28.
- B. Paulle (2011). Onderwijs: vrije keus klinkt goed maar werkt slecht. Socialisme en Democratie, 68 (11/12), 132-139.
- B. Paulle (period: 2015 till 2015). Visiting Professor - Victoria University.
Keynote / Invited lecture
- B. Paulle (2013, October 4). Invited lecture on book: Toxic schools: high-poverty education in New York and Amsterdam (B. Paulle). Berkeley, Lecture at University of California.
- B. Paulle (2013, September 30). Invited lecture on book: Toxic schools: high-poverty education in New York and Amsterdam (B. Paulle). Madison, At University of Wisconsin.
- B. Paulle (2013, December 16). Invited lecture on book: Toxic schools: high-poverty education in New York and Amsterdam (B. Paulle). Berlin, Invited lecture at Humboldt University.
- B. Paulle (2013, October 2). Invited lecture on book: Toxic schools: high-poverty education in New York and Amsterdam (B. Paulle). UCLA, Invited lecture at UCLA.
- No ancillary activities