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mw. E. (Esmé) Bosma

Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
Programmagroep: Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance
Fotograaf: Dirk Gillissen

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  • About

    Esmé Bosma is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science of the University of Amsterdam. From September till December 2019 she was a visiting researcher at the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa.

    Her research project studies the role of financial institutions in countering terrorism financing and the design and use of technology in this context. By doing ethnographic fieldwork in banks and the financial security sector (in the EU) she studies how private actors absorb an increasing amount of security responsibilities and the ethical and practical dilemmas that this creates in practice. Her research lies at the intersection of (critical) security studies (CSS) and science and technology studies (STS). She is co-editor of Secrecy and Methods in Security Research. A Guide to Qualitative Fieldwork (Routledge, 2019).

    Project FOLLOW
    This PhD is part of the project 'FOLLOW: Following the Money from Transaction to Trial,' led by Prof. dr. Marieke de Goede (UvA) and funded by the European Research Council. FOLLOW observes and analyses countering terrorism financing efforts in practice. The project follows the path of the suspicious financial transaction across private and public spheres through the analysis of how knowledge is formed and mobilised by banks, FIUs and courts. FOLLOW is interested in the everyday life of security practices and the complex dilemmas faced by the actors at stake, and relies on participant observation coupled with in-depth semi-structured interviews. See for more information: http://www.projectfollow.org/.


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  • Publicaties


    • Bosma, E. (2020). Multi-sited ethnography of digital security technologies. In M. De Goede, E. Bosma, & P. Pallister-Wilkins (Eds.), Secrecy and Methods in Security Research: A Guide to Qualitative Fieldwork (pp. 193-212). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429398186 [details]
    • Bosma, E., de Goede, M., & Pallister-Wilkins, P. (2020). Introduction: navigating secrecy in security research. In M. De Goede, E. Bosma, & P. Pallister-Wilkins (Eds.), Secrecy and Methods in Security Research: A Guide to Qualitative Fieldwork (pp. 1-27). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429398186-1 [details]
    • de Goede, M., Bosma, E., & Pallister-Wilkins, P. (Eds.) (2020). Secrecy and Methods in Security Research: A Guide to Qualitative Fieldwork. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429398186 [details]


    • Bosma, E. (invited speaker) (11-2-2020). Secrecy and Technologies in Security Research, Counter-Terrorism Research: Ethical and Methodological Considerations, Leeds, United Kingdom.
    • de Goede, M. (speaker), Bosma, E. (speaker), Pallister-Wilkins, P. (speaker), van der Molen, A. (speaker), Marijn, H. (speaker), Wissink, L. (speaker) & Nyman, J. (speaker) (6-2-2020). Book launch: Secrecy and Methods in Security Research, UvA/Spui 25.
    • Bosma, E. (invited speaker) (7-11-2019). Assembling Publics around Public-Private Financial Information-Sharing, University of Ottawa, Canada.
    • Bosma, E. (invited speaker) (21-3-2019). De-scription of financial transaction monitoring by banks, University of Giessen.


    • Bosma, E. (visiting researcher) (24-9-2019 - 23-12-2019). University of Ottawa, Canada (visiting an external institution).
    • Anwar, T. (organiser), Bosma, E. (organiser) & Lagerwaard, P. (organiser) (10-9-2019). Early Career Workshop, Sofia, Bulgaria. This Early Career Workshop is part of the 13th Pan-European Conference on International Relations (EISA) in Sofia, 11-14 September 2019. (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Bosma, E. (participant) (29-8-2019). Post-Critical IR, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
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