ASCA PhD Candidates

Peyman Amiri

Carceral (P)Artisanry

Supervisors | Robin Celikates & Guy Geltner

Tarik Abdelouarith

In Search of Lost Space: Of Space-consciousness and self-projection in Maghrebi Literature

Supervisor | Ieme van der Poel

Abdelaziz El Amrani

Postcoloniality and the Spiritual/Religion

Supervisor | Ieme van der Poel

Artyom Anikin

Deciphering the Cultural Palimpsest of New Amsterdam

Supervisor | Christoph Lindner & Esther Peeren

Uzma Ansari

The Significance of Cityscapes in Pamuk’s Oeuvre as Psychodynamic Spaces for Engagement with the Imaginal

Supervisor | Christoph Lindner

Sofia Apostolidou

Embodying Modernization: Representation of Fat Women in Modern Greek Culture

Supervisors | Mireille Rosello, Murat Aydemir, Jules Sturm

Arnoud Arps

Remembering Violence: Cultural memory, popular culture and the Indonesian War of Independence

Supervisers: Jeroen de Kloet, Leonie Schmidt

Samaneh Assadi-Nowghabi

The Interaction Between Women's Real Life Role in Society and the Roles they are Given in Iranian Cinema After the Islamic Revolution 1979

Supervisors: Maryn Wilkinson & Patricia Pisters

Selcuk Balamir

Beyond the commodity-machine: The production of the common in post-capitalist design cultures

Supervisor | Joost de Bloois

Bart Barnard

The Relationship Between Art and Technology

Supervisor | René Boomkens

Nil Baskar

Between Destruction and Preservation: The Economics of Cinematographic Memory in the Digital Age

Supervisor | Giovanna Fossati

Natasha Basu

States, Borders and Subaltern Citizens: Transformations of Transnational Civil Disobedience

Supervisor: Robin Celikates, Beate Roessler

Shekoufeh Behbehani

Cinema and Gender Politics in Contemporary Iran: Subversive or Co-extensive

Supervisors: Murat Aydemir & Gerard Wiegers

Anna van Blijdenstein

Islam and Judaism, Muslims and Jews in Contemporary "Dutch Enlightenment", in Light of Their Genealogies in Modern Political Philosophy

Supervisor | Yolande Jansen

Rossitsa Borkowski

After Emmanuel Levinas: The ethics and poetics of literary (artistic) experience

Supervisor | Josef Früchtl

Erik Borra

Rethinking the Web as a Source of Data

Supervisor | Richard Rogers

Pieter Bots

Assessment of Artistic Quality

Supervisor | René Boomkens

Lonnie van Brummelen

Drifting Studio Practice. Return of the making in the thinking

Supervisor | Patricia Pisters

Ozge Calafato

Modernity, Memory and Identity: Vernacular Photographs from Turkey

Supervisor: Esther Peeren

Paris Cameron-Gardos

Burning Desires: An Analysis of Gay Youth Coming Out Stories, Masculinity and Violence

Supervisor | Mireille Rosello

Fabiola Camuti

The Trained Brain

Supervisor | Kati Röttger

Wouter Capitain

Edward Said's Musical Concepts

Supervisor | Julia Kursell

Chiara Cartuccia

Historical Body:Recovering Lost Narratives and Negated Memories in Contemporary Performance Art from Africa and the Mediterranean

Supervisors: Mia Lerm-Hayes & Marga van Mechelen

Bernardo Caycedo

Online Anonymous Disobedience and the Politics of Apprearance

Supervisors: Robin Celikates, Beate Roessler

Adam Chambers

The Moving Canvas: Images Between Photography, Film, and Painting

Supervisor | Murat Aydemir

Leila Cherribi

Vernacular Disruptions: Reading Postcolonial Literature in Dutch

Supervisor | Ieme van der Poel

Karin Christof

The Citizen Professional as New Co-Actor in Urban Space Production

Supervisor | René Boomkens

Stephen Clark

Apocalyptic Reckoning and Visualizations of Obligation: A Genealogy of Debt and Its Representations in Art, Media and Culture

Supervisors: Joyce Goggin & Carrol Clarkson

Erdem Çolak

Creating New Europe via Contemporary Art in Post-Wall Era: Examining Manifesta - European Biennial of Contemporary Art in the Context of Intermingled Relationships between Art, Society and Politics

Supervisors: Mia Lerm-Hayes & Johan Hartle

Matt Cornell

Manchildren, Adult Babies and Adultescents: The Infantile in Liquid Modernity.

Supervisor | Mireille Rosello

Vincent DeLuca

Witnesses to Revoltution: Documentary Film, Multitude, and Global Democracy in the 21st Century

Supervisor | Patricia Pisters

Zoénie Liwen Deng

The Critical Implications of Socially Engaged Art Concerning Urbanisation in Contemporary China

Supervisor: Jeroen de Kloet

Els Diekerhof

Practices and Principles of Journalistic Information Gathering and Verification in the Digital Age

Supervisor: Mark Deuze

Nadia Drescher-Lambertus

Island Imbroglios. Aruban Issues and Publics on Facebook

Supervisor | Richard Rogers

Tomas Dulfer

Cinematic Construct Amsterdam: Amsterdam as Filming Location in International Postwar Film

Supervisors: Eef Masson & Patricia Pisters

Iye Echa

Music and Migration: The Role of Netwoking and Transcultural Capital for West African Musicians in the Netherlands

Supervisor | Julia Kursell & BarbarTitus

Evrim Emir

Painting the Impossible. An Aesthetic Bridge between East and West

Supervisor | Josef Früchtl

Argyrios Emmanouloudis

From the Vastness of the Web to Mainstream Production and Vice-Versa: Fan Idenities, User-Generated Content and Produser Communities

Supervisors | Carrol Clakson and Joyce Goggin

Alejandra Espinosa

Planning, Puic Space, and Identity in Latino America

Supervisor | Christoph Lindner

Rebecca Erickson

Middlebrow Musical Misogyny

Supervisors: Julia Kursell, Barbara Titus

Femke Essink

Adaptation and the Heritage of the Sixties

Supervisor | Thomas Vaessens & Gaston Franssen

Simon Ferdinand

Map Art: Alternative Visions of Globalisation

Supervisor | Jeroen de Kloet & Esther Peeren

David Gauthier

"Errors": Exposing theTechno-Scientific Overcoding of Subjects

Supervisor | Robin Boast

Marloes Geboers

The Visual Language of News on Social Media

Supervisor: Richard Rogers

Marian Gravemaker

The Hidden Story of Textile

Supervisors: Carrol Clarkson, Hanneke Stuit

Arash Ghajarjazi

Secular Migratory Aesthetics between Europe and the Middle East

Supervisors: Yolande Jansen & Maaike Bleeker

Hein Goeyens

Intermedial Staging of Video in Theatre

Supervisor | Kati Röttger 

Moosje Goosen

Missing Limbs

Supervisor | Esther Peeren & Patricia Pisters 

Florian Göttke

Burning Images. Performing Effigies as Political Protest

Supervisor | Frank van Vree & Mia Lerm-Hayes

Eva Groen

Public debate in principle and practice

Supervisor | Beate Roessler

Jan de Groot

Corporate Collections as Emerging Heritage: Art Market Dynamics, Corporate Strategies, and Public Support for the Arts

Supervisors | Arnold Witte, Nachoem Wijnberg

Esther Hammelburg

Liveness Coming to Life

Supervisor | José van Dijck

Lonneke van Heugten

Festival curation in the forcefield of international prestige and national heritage

Supervisor | Kati Rottger

Andrés Ibarra Cordero

Locating Queer Spaces in Contemporary Anglophone and Hispanophone Queer Writers.

Supervisors: Shelley Godsland & Murat Aydemir

Liao Hong Fai

Film and Deleuze

Supervisor | Jeroen de Kloet & Patricia Pisters 

Penn Ip

Affect and Urbanity: Single Migrant Women’s “Home” in Shanghai

Supervisor | Jeroen de Kloet

Julian Isenia

Non-heteronormative Cultural Practices of Seual Citizenship in Curaçao and Bonaire under Conditions of (Post)Coloniality

Supervisors: Sruti Bala & Rivke Jaffe

Noriko Ishida

Sanskritic Metres in Old and Modern Javanese: A Study of Their Musical and Literary Features

Supervisors | Julia Kursell, Barbara Titus

Lin Jian

Governmentality in Cultural Industries of China

Supervisor | Jeroen de Kloet

Lykle de Jong

E-quality for #ThePeople: On the Populist Horizon in the Digital Age

Supervisors: Marc Tuters & Richard Rogers

Simone Kalkman

Art in a Divided City: The Representation of the Rio de Janeiro Favela in Participatory Art Projects.

Supervisor | Christoph Lindner

Rythma Kapoor

Blogging from Home: Expat Women and the Construction of Sense of Place

Supervisor | José van Dijck

Tom Kayzel 

How everything became economics: The rise of the CPB and economic thinking in Dutch political debates.

Supervisor: Huub Dijstelbloem, Frederica Russo

Becky Kazansky

Constructing threats and Modelling Security in a Data Risk Society

Supervisor | Stefania Milan & Marieke de Goede

Jakko Kemper

Dutch Design, Glitches, Misfits: Why Western Europeans Crave the Imperfect.

Supervisor: Ellen Rutten, Marie-Aude Baronian

Erik Kluitenberg

Media Swarms - Sef-Mediation, Affect, and Emergent Forms of Political Assciation in the "Movements of the Squares

Supervisor | Richard Rogers

Fani Konstantinidou

The Making of Composers

Supervisor | Viktoria Tkaczyck 

Melle Jan Kromhout

Noise Identities. Toward a Noise-Based Concept of Identity in Recorded Music

Supervisor | Sander van Maas

Noortje de Leij

The Foundations of Criticism: The Case of October

Supervisors | Johan Hartle, Mia Lerm Hayes

Patricia Llorens

Between Europe and North Africa: Contemporary Francophone Jewish writers rom the Maghreb

Supervisor | Ieme van der Poel

Flora Lysen

The Brain in Art and Science

Supervisor | Patricia Pisters

Tycho Maas

Exchanging Tales of War: Imagined Communities and Negotiation of Identities in ographical Writings of the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902)

Supervisors | Ena Jansen & Rone Foster (Stellenbosch University)

Geli Madelmi

Towards an Alternative Database Management System: Structuring Film Archives as Social Networks

Supervisor | Robin Boast

Damian Manire

Urban Exploration in Contemporary Fiction & Film

Supervisors: Ben Moore & Carrol Clarkson

Toni Mazel

Food Rules. Politics and Pleasure in Food Manifestos

Supervisor | Patricia Pisters & Markus Stauff

Janice McNab

Making and Unmaking a Monster

Supervisor | Miriam van Rijsingen

Eva Meijer

Political Animal Voices

Supervisor | Yolande Jansen & Robin Celikates

Anne Meindl

Consensus, Dissent, Nonsense. Modern Subjectivity in the Aesthetics of Hegel, Schopenhauer, and Rancière--a confrontation

Supervisor: Johan Hartle

Mimi Mitchell

The Revival of the Baoque Violin

Supervisor | Julia Kursell & Barbara Titus

Maral Mohsenin

Between Preservation and Exhibition: Debates on Digital Technology in European Film Archives

Supervisors: Giovanna Fossati & Benoit Turgueti

Juan David Montoya Alzate

Caribbean Music Palimpsests: Embodied Action and Cultural Transmission

Supervisors | Julia Kursell, Barbara Titus

Stephanie Morin

Politics as Vehicle of Art: A Study of the Patronage Networks Linking the Italian Transavangardia Movement to the Italian Socialist Party

Supervisors: Mia Lerm-Hayes & Gregor Langfeld

Nicolas Bernardo Muños Saldaña

Performing theory: Radical creative machines for post-capitalist politics in Chile's Multitude.

Supervisors:  Kati Röttger, Joost de Bloois

Divya Nadkarni

Sociopoetics and ‘forms’ of political engagement

Supervisors: Ellen Rutten & Arent van Nieukerken

Alexandra Nakelski

The Uprising of Auspicious Apocalypse in US and UK Popular Culture

Supervisors: Patricia Pisters & Jaap Kooijman & Maryn Wilkinson

Shahin Nasiri

Rethinking the Notion of Freedom from the Perspective of the Refugee

Supervisors: Robin Celikates & Yolande Jansen

Arjen Nauta

Governing through Reality TV in China: The case of Hunan TV

Supervisors: Jeroen de Kloet, José van Dijck

Marjolein Oomen

The Social Value of Public Libraries 

Supervisor | Frank Huysman

Jan Overwijk

Post-rationalization: Openness in Contemporary Social Organization

Supervisors | René Boomkens, Robin Celikates

Nur Ozgenalp

Cyborgization and Decyborgization

Supervisor | Patricia Pisters

Rowan Parry

Independent Chinese Documentary

Supervisors: Jeroen de Kloet, Esther Peeren

Monique Peperkamp

Past Nature in Contemporary Art and New Materialisms. How Art and Philosophy Interact

Supervisors: Mia Lerm-Hayes & Mirjam van Rijsingen

Simeona Petkova

Natively Digital Datasets of Memory

Supervisor | Richard Rogers 

Julie Phillips

The Baby on the Fire Escape: Motherhood and Creativity

Supervisor: Carrol Clarkson 

Marjolein Platjee

Refusing the Macabre Dance

Supervisor | Tara MacDonald & Christoph Lindner

Alexandre Poulin

Gift Economy in Contemporary "Artivism"

Supervisor | Mireille Rosello

Timon Ramaker

The Reflective Journalist

Supervisor | Mark Deuze

Anthony Resnik

The Heroic Figure in Early Black South African Poetry

Supervisor | Carrol Clarkson & Ena Jansen

Andrew James Roberts

Republicanism, Privacy and the Criminal Process

Supervisor | Beate Roessler

Nadine Roestenburg

Let's Get Physical? Post-Digital Discourse and Artistic Practices

Supervisors: Ellen Rutten & Katja Kwastek

Seth Nathaniel Rogoff

The Politics of thye Dreamscape

Supervisors: Esther Peeren & Thomas Vaessens

Alix Rubsaam

Humanist Boundaries in Posthuman Practice: Technology as Nonhuman Other

Supervisors | Mireille Rosello, Murat Aydemir

Olga Krasa-Ryabets

Secret Theatre: off-the-grid performance practices in socialist Poland and Czechoslovakia

Supervisors | Ellen Rutten & Kati Röttger

Ilse van Rijn

Autonously Produced Artist's Writings: Their Productive Force, Textual Status and Role
Supervisors | Thomas Vaessens & Jeroen Boomgaard

Natalia Sanchez Querubin

Pain and Software: Programming, Sharing, Animating and Editing Pain in Digital Culture

Supervisor | Richard Rogers

Eva Sancho Rodriguez

Understanding New Political Attitudes of Romanticism and Cosmopolitanism

Supervisor | Josef Früchtl & Patricia Pisters & Robin Celikates

Laura Schuster

Technology fascination in Contemporary Cinema Fictions

Supervisor | Thomas Elsaesser

Emmanuel Seitz

The Mechanisms of Nations and the Cunning of People

Supervisor | Josef Früchtl

Nergiz Açiksoz Senem

Docile Clones

Supervisor | Josef Früchtl

Lisanne Snelders

The Dynamics of Literary Heritage: The Case of the Dutch East Indies

Supervisor | Thomas Vaessens, Yra van Dijk, Paul Bijl

Rik Spanjers

Imagining the Past

Supervisor | Thomas Vaessens

Mikki Stelder

Queer Visibility and Visions of Palestine-Israel: On Pinkwashing and Resistance

Supervisor | Mireille Rosello 

Robert Steltenpool

Age Group Identities and the Aging Body in 1920s Literary Culture

Supervisor | Rudolph Glitz

Niels Ten Oever

Net of Rights

Supervisors | Stefania Milan & Richard Rogers

Guillén Torres

Everyday Acts of Institutional Resistance to Civic Empowerment: an Analysis of the Relations Between Data Activists, the State, and Public Sector Information & Open Data

Supervisors: Stefania Milan & Richard Rogers

Alexander Thinius

What Does it Mean to be of a Particular Gender? Critical Essentialism in Philosophy of Gender.

Supervisors: Beate Rössler & Robin Celikates

Asli Ozgen Tuncer

The Architecture of Becoming

Supervisor | Patricia Pisters 

José Teunissen

Globalization and the new appearance of fashion

Supervisor | René Boomkens

Lonneke van der Velden

Critical identity Formations

Supervisor | Richard Rogers

Alexander Venetis

Consciousness in the Modernist Novel: A Concept-Historical Approach

Supervisors: Carrol Clarkson, Rudolph Glitz

Laura Vermeeren

The Power of Social Calligraphy

Supervisors: Jeroen de Kloet, Stefan Lansberger

Irene Villaescusa Illán

Global Modernitiy in Hispano-Fillipino Literature

Supervisor | Esther Peeren & Jeroen de Kloet

Stacey Voster

South Africa's Constitutional Court Art Collection: Curating Post-apartheid

Supervisor: Carrol Clarkson

Vesna Vravnik

Activism and film: A Trojan Horse and Other Activist Tactics in Balkan Cinema

Supervisor | Mireille Rosello

Nadia de Vries

Digital Deaths: The Affects and Arts of Online Mourning

Supervisors: Ellen Rutten & Joyce Goggin

Shuaishuai Wang

Media Discourse of Gay Man in Their Everyday Practices in China

Supervisor | Jeroen de Kloet

Hao Wong

Social Network Sites and Privacy.

Supervisors: Beate Roessler & Robin Celikates

Kersti Wissenbach

Counteracting the Data Divide – Inclusion and democracy in the digital age

Supervisor | Stefania Milan & Richard Rogers

Thijs Witty

Essayism at the Dusk of Catastrophe: Limit Experience, Subjectivity, Form

Supervisor | Marie-Aude Baronian & Mireille Rosello

Ermelinda Xheza

The Representation of the Refugee Crisis on the British and Greek Media. Did the mainstream media raise discourses of ethical responsibility towards the refugees?

Supervisor: Sudeep Dasgupta, José van Dijck

Özgür Yalcin

Civil Disobedience in a Hybrid Regime: Radical Democracy and the Kurdish Movement in Turkey.

Supervisors: Robin Celikates & Yolande Jansen

Nine Eglantine Yamamoto-Masson

Navigating the Zone: Cinematic Phantomachia and Uncanny Spaces of Radical Otherness in Narratives of Trauma in Post-War Auteur Cinema

Supervisor | Patricia Pisters

Sara Zampieri

A Study on the Relationship between Photography and Knowledge

Supervisor | Franz Berto & Josef Früchtl

Daniel de Zeeuw

Anonyous in Public

Supervisor | Robin Celikates & José van Dijck

Anouk Zuurmond

Transnational Literary Projects: Strategies and Effects in the Debate on a European Cultural Identity

Supervisor | Thomas Vaessens

Published by  ASCA

21 June 2017