The programme Gender, Sexuality and Society is organised by the Graduate School of Social Sciences of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Amsterdam.
The academic staff of this programme is actively involved in research most of them at UvA's Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR).
Marie-Louise Janssen is the Track Coordinator of Gender, Sexuality and Society (MSc Sociology).
Marie-Louise Janssen is a Cultural Anthropologist working at the Department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam and lectures within the field of gender and sexuality studies, sex work, migration and human trafficking and ethnographic research methods and techniques. Jansen founded and directed an NGO entitled Foundation Esperanza, a bilateral organisation between the Netherlands and Colombia aimed at supporting victims of human trafficking from Latin-America in the sex industry. After this she came to the University of Amsterdam to begin her dissertation research in the year 2000. In 2007 she completed her PhD with the title: ‘Sex workers on the Move. Latin American women in the European Sex Industry’, which focuses on the construction of female identity among this specific group of immigrants and the personal interpretations they give to their identities as women, immigrants and sex workers. Her current research interests include Chinese human smuggling and human trafficking and labour exploitation in the Chinese massage parlours in the Netherlands.
Gert Hekma is lecturer in the BA and MA in gender, sexuality and society. He has written extensively on the history and sociology of (homo)sexuality, from the Marquis de Sade and “perversions” to modern developments such as acceptance of gays and lesbians in The Netherlands and violence against gays in Amsterdam.
Marci Cottingham is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Amsterdam. Her research broadly examines the role of discourse and emotion in the maintenance of social inequalities, particularly in the area of healthcare and biomedical science. Her dissertation research focused on the emotional labor of men in nursing and the ways in which individual men and healthcare organizations reconcile masculinity with a caring profession. Her other projects have examined the emotional dynamics of sports fandom, sexual assumptions in biomedical science and healthcare, and the emotional dimensions of risk.
Below is a list of lecturers in this programme. Click the name of a lecturer for more information (if available).