I am a sociologist and art historian trained in ethnographic methods and very much value an interdisciplinary outlook in my work. My work focuses on issues of maintenance in ecological transitions, especially as seen through the analytical lens of care.
Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh. At IASH I worked on my research project 'From feminine concerns to feminist care: reclaiming gender normativities in zero waste living' and analysed, synthesised and harmonised links between science and technology studies, feminist ethics and studies on sustainable consumption.
I have also been a postdoctoral researcher at the Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University (the Netherlands, 2016 - 2019) and the Centre on Research on Environmental and Social Change at the University of Antwerp (Belgium, 2015). I have been a visiting fellow at the Institute for European Ethnology at the Humboldt University Berlin (Germany, 2013), the DEMAND Centre at Lancaster University (UK, 2017) and the Sociology department at the University of Edinburgh (UK, 2018).
I received my PhD-education at the Sociology department of the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands, 2015). My dissertation connects an ethnography of everyday life in a neighbourhood to literature about the role of affects in the construction of citizenship. It develops an innovative perspective on ‘affective citizenship’ and its construction through policy mediation work.
I am a member of the editorial board of the Dutch open access journal Sociologie.
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More information about my work and publications can be found on www.mandydewilde.net