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Diversity and inclusion

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Hanna Muehlenhoff
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Promotion of women's and LGBTQ rights

Dr Hanna Muehlenhoff is an assistant professor in European Studies. She looks at the European Union's external relations from a feminist perspective, focusing on the promotion of women's and LGBTQ rights in Turkey, as well as the EU's security and defense policy. | | 020 525 2268

Machiel Keestra
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Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Dr Machiel Keestra is the UvA's Central Diversity Officer (CDO). Additionally, he is an associate professor of Philosophy at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies. As CDO, he contributes to diversity and inclusion at the UvA through policy advice, knowledge sharing, and concrete projects. His research focuses on, among other things, the significance of integrating multiple perspectives in developing solutions to complex problems. This can involve various scientific perspectives as well as diverse perspectives related to socio-cultural context or lived experience.

Gian-Louis Hernandez
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Diversity, race and ethnicity

Dr Gian-Louis Hernandez is a researcher and educator on diversity, race, internationalisation, mental health, and migration. His research has focused on race, ethnicity, and nationality in international higher education. He has also looked at diversity practices in international higher education and as well as how they relate to academic precarity. | 

Anne Berbers
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Dr Anna Berbers is an associate professor of Corporate Communication. She researches how organisations communicate about LGBTQIA+ issues and how this impacts perceptions of authenticity and legitimacy of these organizations. She investigates the phenomenon of pinkwashing. She is curious about how LGBTQIA+ individuals perceive expressions of support from organisations towards them. When do they consider such support to be pinkwashing. What are their grounds for considering such support to be either legitimate or a case of pinkwashing?

Politicisation of gender and equality

Dr Conny Roggeband is an associate professor of Public Policy and Governance. She specialises in the politicisation of gender-based violence, gender mainstreaming and equality policies, social movements and transnational feminist networks. Her current research focuses on the relationship between (de-)democratisation and gender equality. This is based on research in Europe (the Netherlands, Spain, Central and Eastern Europe) and Latin America. | | 020 525 3555

Rights and recognition of transgender and intersex people

Anne Louise Schotel is a PhD candidate in Political Science. She focuses on political representations of sex, sexuality and gender identity in the Netherlands and Germany, with a focus on the rights and recognition of transgender and intersex people. | 

Sexual and gender diversity in families

Prof. Henny Bos is professor of Sexual and Gender Diversity in Families and Youth, and focuses in her research on families with parents of the same sex and on young people who belong to a sexual minority and/or are gender non-conforming.  | | 06 4312 9060

Prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination

Dr Allard R. Feddes is an assistant professor in the Social Psychology department. Feddes is interested in the question of how group membership influences the way we feel, think and behave. His research includes topics such as the development of intergroup prejudice and stereotyping, discrimination, acculturation, and the antecedents and consequences of hate-crime. He is currently working on a study about discrimination against people of Asian background. |