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Gender and Sexuality Studies

Below a snapshot of some of our researchers with expertise in the fields of gender and sexuality studies.

For specific questions or to get in touch with a researcher not listed on this page, please call the UvA Press Office on +31 (0)20 525 2695 or send an email to

Robert Davidson

Credits: Bram Belloni

Robert Davidson

Robert J. Davidson is a PhD researcher. His  research examines the changing relationship between the Dutch government and the gay and lesbian social movement.

T: + 31 (0)20 525 3715


Credits: Mischa Dekker

Dr Mischa Dekker

Mischa Dekker obtained his PhD from the UvA and EHESS in Paris with a comparative research project on sexual street harassment in the Netherlands and France. Alongside #MeToo, the project’s central themes included feminism and stigmatisation, for example following the 2016 New Year’s Eve assaults in Cologne.  

T: +316 17690880


Marie-Louise Janssen, Sociology

Credits: Dirk Gillissen

Dr Marie-Louise Janssen

Marie-Louise Janssen is a cultural anthropologist and a lecturer in gender and sexuality studies at the UvA’s Sociology department. Her areas of expertise are prostitution, migration and human trafficking. Her current research project focuses on sexuality, sex work and students.


R. Spronk

Credits: Rachel Spronk

Dr Rachel Spronk

Rachel Spronk conducts interdisciplinary research on culture, gender and sexuality. Her research focuses primarily on the intersection of three scholarly fields - anthropology, gender and sexuality studies, and African studies.

T: + 31 6 5465 5893

Published by  UvA Persvoorlichting

16 January 2018