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ASCA PhD Candidates

Carine Alders

The forgotten legacy of Dutch composers suppressed by the Nazi’s

Supervisors: Julia Kursell, Rob van der Laarse and P. Lelieveldt

Pablo Alves Artinprogress

Performance art and ethics: on the mutually-empowering dialogue between one’s experimental performance art practice and Levinas’s “Totalité et Infini”

Supervisors: Kati Rottger and Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca

Peyman Amiri

Carceral (P)Artisanry

Supervisors | Robin Celikates & Guy Geltner

Artyom Anikin

Deciphering the Cultural Palimpsest of New Amsterdam

Supervisor | Esther Peeren, Frans Blom and Lia van Gemert

Benoit Antille

The Artist as Expert: A Critical Research on the Project Economy

Supervisors: Jeroen Boomgaard, Mia Lerm-Hayes

Achia Anzi

Image and Displacement: Migratory Aesthetics in Contemporary Indian and Israeli Art

Supervisors: Noa Roei, Esther Peeren and Ernst van Alphen

Anthi Argyriou

Mediterranean Drifts|The Aesthetics and Politics of Contemporary Art in Greece in the Context of the Refugee Crisis 

Supervisors | Maria Boletsi, Esther Peeren

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

Bart Barnard

The Relationship Between Art and Technology

Supervisor | René Boomkens

Shekoufeh Behbehani

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

Supervisors: Murat Aydemir, Gerard Wiegers

Bjorn Beijnon

Schizophrenia and the Construction of Reality: Experiencing Subjectivities through Virtual Reality.

Supervisor: Patricia Pisters, Gaston Franssen

Giulia Bellinetti

Call to Arms: Art Institutions in the Age of Ecological Emergency

Supervisors | Jeff Diamanti, Esther Peeren

Karin Benjamin van Lierop

A full hearing of Spoken Word Poetry in Cape Vernacular Afrikaans

Supervisors: Margriet van der Waal, Gaston Franssen

Turkuaz Benlioglu

Walter Benjamin’s atmospheric hermeneutics

Supervisors: Ben Moore, Monique Roelofs

Laura van den Bergh

Curating ‘Europeanness’: Shaping and propagating European culture in Contemporary Art Exhibitions as part of the European Capital of Culture Initiative

Supervisors | Murray Pratt, Margriet Schavemaker, Astrid van Weyenberg

Laurin Berresheim

Balancing Privacy - Resolving Conflicts Between Interests

Supervisors: Beate Roessler, Thomas Nys

Cas Bezemer

Inscribing Sonic Space between Body and Ether: Epistemological Modalities of Media, Embodiment and Speculation in the Art of Ryoji Ikeda

Supervisors: Barbara Titus, Julia Kursell

Suzanne Biewinga

Values in Old Age, in Search of a New semantic Space

Supervisor | Rene Boomkens

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

Anke Bosma

Imagining the Rural in Contemporary Dutch Culture

Supervisors | Esther Peeren, Hanneke Stuit

Jelke Bosma

The Urban Opportunities and Challenges of Airbnb

Supervisors | Niels van Doorn, Rivke Jaffe

Emine Bostanci

The Development of Instrumental Music in Ottoman/Turkish Maqam Music: Experimental Studies Between the Years 1940 - 2000

Supervisors: Julia Kursell, Barbara Titus, Anne van Oostrum

Carla Botha

Pre-and post-apartheid creative writing:  An exploration of selective Afrikaans poetry during a revolutionary period of turmoil

Supervisor: Margriet van der Waal

Pieter Bots

Assessment of Artistic Quality

Supervisor | René Boomkens

Laila Bouziane

Utopia, Technology and Posthuman Bodies in Jeanette Winterson Fiction

Supervisors: Esther Peeren, Niall Martin

Alice Breemen

Between Thinking and Doing: Performance Philosophy as perspective for analysing audience’s changing role in artistic events and democracy

Supervisor: Kati Röttger

Jetske Brouwer

Wilding Sustainability: Towards an Ecofeminist, Decolonial, Posthuman Concept of Care

Supervisors: Yolande Janssen, Jana Cattien

Lonnie van Brummelen

Drifting Studio Practice. Return of the making in the thinking

Supervisor | Patricia Pisters, Henk Slager


Wouter Capitain

Edward Said's Musical Concepts

Supervisor | Julia Kursell

Tânia Alexandra Esteves Fernandes Cardoso

The illustrated cityscape: imperfect lines of urban exploration

Supervisors | Emilie Sitzia, Carolyn Birdsall

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

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

Martino Cipriani

Audiovisual Archives in the Mekong Region: Digitization, Policies and Cultural expression of Southeast Asian Film Heritage

Supervisors | Giovanna Fossati and Floris Paalman

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

Koert Damveld

Music, Musicians and the War of the Spanish Succession

Supervisor | Julia Kursell

Vincent DeLuca

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

Supervisor | Patricia Pisters

Nadica Denić

Cinematic Ethics of Migration: Auto-Ethnographic Migrant Perspectives in Contemporary Documentary Film.

Supervisors: Patricia Pisters, Carolyn Birdsall

Els Diekerhof

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

Supervisor: Mark Deuze

Joanne Dijkman

Bauhaus, Black Mountain College and the ‘Free International University’ (FIU): A History of radical experiments in higher arts education

Supervisors: Rene Boomkens 

Georgios Douliakas

Mediating Justice: Politics, Media, Theatre and Law in the Golden Dawn Trial

Supervisors | Maria Boletsi, Yasco Horsman

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

Joe van der Eerden

The Politics of Depression. A critical analysis of the political-epistemological limits of major depressive disorder

Supervisors: Patricia Pisters, Julian Kiverstein

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

Charles Esche

From Experimental Institutionalism to the Demodern Museum: Experimentation and Self-Reflection in Visual Art Institutions from 1989 to the present.

Supervisors | Mia Lerm-Hayes and Joost de Bloois

Omar Escobar

In the heights of a new Broadway style and the troubles of engaging audiences in the 21st. century:  Revitalizing musical theatre.

Supervisors | Kati Rottger

Femke Essink

Adaptation and the Heritage of the Sixties

Supervisor | Thomas Vaessens & Gaston Franssen

Julia Ferloni

« Barvalo ». Designing an Exhibition on and with Roma Communities in a French National Museum

Supervisors | Emilie Sitzia, Margriet Schavemaker, Huub van Baar

Martina Flores Mendeville

Reception of the theatre of Heiner Müller in Latin America since 1989: artistic reinterpretations and political resonances

Supervisor: Kati Rottger

Harold García Rodríguez

La soberanía del vacío: Abe, Blanchot, Elizondo

Supervisor: Shelley Godsland

Marloes Geboers

The Visual Language of News on Social Media

Supervisor: Richard Rogers

Valerica van der Geld-Dodan

Between memory and imagination: Homecoming in Aharon Appelfeld’s and Eva Hoffman’s autobiographies and fiction

Supervisors: Irene E. Zwiep and Yaniv Hagbi

Nim Goede

Thinking the Brain through Art and Neuroscience

Supervisor: Patricia Pisters, Machiel Keestra

Moosje Goosen

Missing Limbs

Supervisor | Esther Peeren & Patricia Pisters 

Avery Gosfield

Fare Musica Antica (Ebraica) reinventing a usable past

Supervisors | Julia Kursell, Irene Zwiep, Barbara Titus

Jan de Groot

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

Supervisors | Arnold Witte, Nachoem Wijnberg

Emre Güler

Masculinity Crises in 60s' Novels: A Blast From the Past?

Supervisors: Maria Boletsi, Ernst van Alphen

Sal Hagen

“Is this /ourguy/?”: Tracing Political Identity Formation within Anonymous Online Subcultures.

Supervisor | Bernhard Rieder

Esther Hammelburg

Liveness coming to life. The mediatised experience of cultural events

Supervisors: Thomas Poell, Jeroen de Kloet, José van Dijck

Lonneke van Heugten

Festival curation in the forcefield of international prestige and national heritage

Supervisor | Kati Rottger

Erwin van ‘t Hof

Future news work: mapping and understanding atypical journalism

Supervisors: Mark Deuze and Mirjam Prenger

Pengnan Hu

China’s global cinema: state-driven film-related co-operations with BRI countries.

Supervisors: Jeroen de Kloet and Patricia Pisters 

Paul Hung

Understanding Dutch Heritage from the Perspective of East Asian Immigrants.

Supervisors: Kati Röttger, David Duindam

Andrés Ibarra Cordero

Queer Chronotopes in Contemporary Fiction 

Supervisors: Shelley Godsland & Murat Aydemir

Oluchi Joyce Igili

Towards Emplacing Authentic Political Theatre in Nigeria

Supervisor | Kati Rottger

Julian Isenia

Non-heteronormative Cultural Practices of Sexual 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

Emilija Jokubauskaitė

The Platformization of the Global Sex Industry: Markets, Morals, and Mass Intimacy

Supervisors | Thomas Poell and Olav Velthuis

Vagia Kalfa

The ‘lesbian continuum’ in Greek literature of the 20th and 21st centuries

Supervisors: Maria Boletsi and Elizabeth Arseniou

Yorgos Karagiannopoulos

Social Movements and the Discovery of Social Reality

Supervisors: Mari Mikkola, Daniel Loick

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

Mary Finley Keller

Belief and the Will

Supervisors |  Franz Berto and Christian Skirke

Jakko Kemper

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

Supervisor: Ellen Rutten, Marie-Aude Baronian

Ian Kenny

Anthropomythos: the quest for meaning in times of ecological crisis

Supervisors: Nial Martin, Boris Noordenbos, Esther Peeren

Yazan Khalili

The Institution as Ideology: Re-imagining cultural practices in Palestine

Supervisors: Chiara de Cesari and Jeroen de Kloet

Frédérique Khazoom

Representation of cultural identities in Netflix series: a transnational experience of television? The case of Criminal

Supervisors: Toni Pape, Misha Kavka

Laura Kirby

An Exploration of Gendered Vulnerability in Spanish Literature

Supervisors: Shelley Godsland, John Garrido Ardila

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 | Julia Kursell 

Roya Khoshneviss Ansari

Crude Oil, Political Identities: The Oil-Encounter in Modern Iranian Fiction

Supervisors: Esther Peeren , Ernst van Alphen

Anna Kleiman

Provisional thesis title: Dirty Looks: feminine visuality in discursive normalization of sexual violence

Supervisors: Murat Aydemir, Noa Roei

Suzanne Kooloos

“Actie, Bubbel en Windnegotie” (Action, Bubble and Wind Trade) – a World of Folly, Paper and Performance. Economies of Theatre in the Dutch Republic.

Supervisors: Kati Rottger and Jan Lazardzig

Halbe Kuipers

The Exhausted Self

Supervisors: Patricia Pisters and E. Manning

Pablo Muruzábal Lamberti

Apprentices of Listening - Listening as a dialogical virtue and skill in primary education

Supervisors: Josef fruchtl, Anders Schinkel, Chiel van der Veen

Jasmijn Leeuwenkamp

Do Earthly Beings Have Dignity? Human Rights Beyond the Nature/Culture Divide

Supervisors: Yolande Jansen and Huub Dijstelbloem

Noortje de Leij

The Foundations of Criticism: The Case of October

Supervisors | Johan Hartle, Mia Lerm Hayes, Sven Lütticken

Yonathan Listik

Political Stupidity: Why are we still not thinking politics?

Supervisors: Daniel Loick, and Yolande Jansen

Patricia Llorens

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

Supervisor | Ieme van der Poel

Alvaro Lopez

Sexuality and violence across the Global North/Global South divide

Supervisor: Ben Moore and 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 Mademli

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

Supervisor | Robin Boast, Giovanna Fossati

Francine Maessen

Identiteit en de representatie van trauma in het literaire oeuvre van Breyten Breytenbach

Supervisors | Margriet van de Waal, Astrid van Weyenberg

Samantha McCulloch 

Modes of Possession: The Production of Subjectivity and Property in the Cape Colony and its Eastern Frontier, 1856-1913

Supervisors: Carrol Clarkson & Margriet van der Waal

Maral Mohsenin

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

Supervisors: Giovanna Fossati & Benoit Turguety

Marie Molins

Genealogical study of digital images.

Supervisors | Annet Dekker and Julia Noordegraaf

Juan David Montoya Alzate

Caribbean Music Palimpsests: Embodied Action and Cultural Transmission

Supervisors | Julia Kursell, Barbara Titus

Marina Morello de Ravestijn

Lessons from Glyptodon morelloi: A biography of Jorge Helios Morello Wyler

Supervisors: Shelley Godsland and Ana Maria de Costa Toscano

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

Eva Mos

Alternatives to the Corporate Sharing Economy

Supervisor | Niels van Doorn

Erica Moukarzel

Marking Memory on a Plate: Food Narratives from the Middle East

Supervisors: Esther Peeren and Noa Roei

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 & Josef Fruchtl

Sinine Nakhle

From the Streets to the Screens: Following Activists in Contemporary Beirut

Supervisors: Thomas Poell, Eliza Steinbock

Shahin Nasiri

Rethinking the Notion of Freedom from the Perspective of the Refugee

Supervisors: Robin Celikates & Yolande Jansen

Gemma Newlands

Finding Human Dignity in the Digital Economy: Digital Reification, Mediation, and Algorithmic Management in the Platform-Mediated Work

Supervisors | Mark Deuze, Christian Fieseler (BI Norwegian Business School) 

Grâce Ndjako

Black Disruption, White Reinforcement

Supervisors: Yolande Jansen, Michiel Leezenberg

Dan Oki

Infinite Regression in Autobiographic Cinema

Supervisors: Patricia Pisters, Laurent van Lancker

Suzanne Oskam

Future Literature: Reading Skills in the Age of Digital Media

Supervisors: Thomas Vaessens, Ernst van Alphen

Jan Overwijk

Post-rationalization: Openness in Contemporary Social Organization

Supervisors | René Boomkens, Robin Celikates

Nur Ozgenalp

Cyborgization and Decyborgization

Supervisor | Patricia Pisters

João Luís Paixão

The language of the passions – Towards an understanding of passion communication and elicitation on the English stage 1753-1806

Supervisor: Kati Röttger

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 

Marjolein Platjee

Refusing the Macabre Dance

Supervisor | Carrol Clarkson, Tara MacDonald 

Ian Pocervina

Exploring the Rhythms of Techno: A Discussion of Music, Culture, and Everyday Life

Supervisors: Oliver Seibt and Julia Kursell

Stijn Postema

Journalism as Artistic Practice

Supervisors | Mark Deuze, Jan van der Stoep

Susanna Puente Matos

The God of Holland: Pyke Koch and the Abendland Aesthetic of Magical Realism

Supervisors | Mia Lerm-Hayes and Ernst van Alphen

Fabienne Rachmadiev

Sublime Imperfections: Post-Soviet Trash Aestetics

Supervisors: Joost de Bloois, Ellen Rutten

Timon Ramaker

The Reflective Journalist

Supervisor | Mark Deuze

Matthew Rana

From Social Memory to Social Reproduction: The Expanded Cinema of Bernadette Mayer

Supervisors: Mia Lerm-Hayes, Paula Albuquerque, Marija Cetinic

Meital Raz

The Museum as a Lab: Environmental Exhibitions in Israel 1967-1994

Supervisors: Margriet Shavemaker, Noa Roei

Lennart Ritz

Klangspuren aus dem Pazifik. Klangepistemologien im Berliner Phonogramm-Archiv.

Supervisors | Barbara Titus, Julia Kursell, Birgit Abels

Rebecca Robinson

A Stakeholder Analysis of the Audio-Visual Sector in Trinidad & Tobago: Implications for Policy-making

Supervisors: Emiel Martens and Patricia Pisters

Nadine Roestenburg

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

Supervisors: Ellen Rutten & Katja Kwastek

Daan Roovers

Public Opinion in the Age of the Digital Public Sphere. A public philosophical approach to the expression and forming of opinions

Supervisors: Yolande Jansen and Robin Celikates

Erin Russell

“Fissured” body/minds: Disability theory and a discourse of deformity in H.D.

Supervisors: Rudolph Glitz and Carrol Clarkson

Eva Sancho Rodriguez

Understanding New Political Attitudes of Romanticism and Cosmopolitanism

Supervisor | Josef Früchtl & Patricia Pisters & Robin Celikates

Elena Sarno

Playful Filmmaking: Ludic Practices in Cinema

Supervisors | Patricia Pisters, Toni Pape

Gerrit Schaafsma

Contestation in the Anthropocene: Globalised Disobedience and Climate Justice

Supervisors | Robin Celikates and Beate Roessler

Bianka-Isabell Scharmann

Fashion as Moving Image: Dancing Figures, Swirling Fabrics

Supervisor: Marie-Aude Baronian

Inez Blanca van der Scheer

Human at the Crossroads of Decolonization and Ecocriticism: a Caribbean Discourse

Supervisors | Yolande Jansen and Joost de Bloois

Vincent Seminck

Friendship and enmity in Nietzsche and Schmitt

Supervisors | Jozef Fruchtl and Marc de Wilde

Shao Shao

Celebrating the Chinese Rural? A Postfeminist Analysis of Female Rural-based Online Celebrities in China

Supervisors: Esther Peeren, Tommy Tse

Jie Shen

Algorithmic Imaginaries in Contemporary China

Supervisors: Joost de Bloois, Thomas Poell

Jori Snels

Gazing Ahead: China’s Imagined Futures in Digital Art. 

Supervisor | Jeroen de Kloet

Ira Solomatina

Impacts of globalisation upon women’s fashion in contemporary urban India, on the  example of Mumbai

Supervisors | Christine Delhaye, Rene Boomkens

Hanne Stegeman

The Platformization of the Global Sex Industry

Supervisors | Thomas Poell, Olav Velthuis

Robert Steltenpool

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

Supervisor | Rudolph Glitz

Eszter Szakacs

Socially Engaged Art and State Transformation in Hungary

Supervisors: Chiara de Cesari and Mia Lerm-Hayes

Karen Sztajnberg

Palpitating Subjects: South America, Desire, and Spectatorship

Supervisors: Abe Geil and Patricia Pisters

Lelia Tavakoli Farsooni

Imagining the Rural in Contemporary British Culture

Supervisors | Esther Peeren, Hanneke Stuit

Miguel Tavera

Murmuring Springs (El Murmurar de las Fuentes).

Supervisors | Shelley Godsland

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

José Teunissen

Globalization and the new appearance of fashion

Supervisor | René Boomkens

Brian Trinanda

Ki Ageng Qithmir: Traditional Islamic Cosmology and the Making of Its Cosmological Music

Supervisors: Barbara Titus

Pinar Türer

Ethics of Intimacy: Reconfiguring Relational Knowledge Practices through Errant Movements in Transnational Art and Literature

Supervisor: Monique Roelofs

Gonca Turgen

Homelessness at Home in Contemporary Cinema of Turkey after 2013

Supervisors | Esther Peeren, Maryn Wilkinson

Tjalling Valdés Olmos

Imagining the Rural in Contemporary American Culture

Supervisors | Esther Peeren, Jaap Kooijman

Alexander Venetis

Consciousness in the Modernist Novel: A Concept-Historical Approach

Supervisors: Carrol Clarkson, Rudolph Glitz

Stacey Vorster

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

Supervisor: Carrol Clarkson

Shaun de Waal

Writing Selfhood: Autobiography in South Africa since liberation

Supervisors: Prof Carrol Clarskson and Prof David Attwell (York)

Bo Wang

 Men who play with men: A Study on Contemporary Chinese Masculinity in the Age of Rising Cyber Nationalism 

Supervisors | Jeroen de Kloet, Rachel Spronk

Josh Weeks

Roberto Bolaño and the Neoliberal Labyrinth

Supervisors: Shelley Godsland, Hanneke Stuit

Franziska Westhäuser

Passport Stories: Passport Regimes and (Narratological) Forms of Worldmaking in the Global South and Beyond

Supervisors | Yolande Jansen, Hanneke Stuit

Hao Wong

Social Network Sites and Privacy.

Supervisors: Beate Roessler & Robin Celikates

Yvette Wong

Being wenyi qingnian: A study of youth and creativity in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and mainland China

Supervisors: Jeroen de Kloet and Leonie Schmidt

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: Marie-Aude Baronian, Ellen Rutten

Özgür Yalçın

Radical Disobedience: An Agonistic Praxis Against Anti-Pluralism

Supervisors: Robin Celikates, Yolande Jansen, Erdoğan Yıldırım

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

Chuhan Yang

Entangled Landscape: Seeing Through Ruins in Chinese and European Art and Visual Culture

Supervisors | Ernst van Alphen and Jeroen de Kloet

Fan Yang

Chinese women’s cinema in mainland China in the 21st century

Supervisor | Misha Kavka

Wang-Yun Yen

New Archival Site between Film and Installation: Experimental Documentary, Archive Medium and Museums

Supervisors | Giovanna Fossati, Annet Dekker

Parisa Zandbaf

From the ‘cut’ to the ‘Imaginary’: How the Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami Encourages the  Audience to Imagine

Supervisors: Josef Früchtl, Abe Geil

Tianran Zang

Fluid Heterotopias: Gendered Bodies and Spaces in Modern British and Chinese Women’s Writing

Supervisors: Ben Moore, Carrol Clarkson

Karla Zavala Barreda

Apps for Learning: A software study analysis of mobile applications for language development in children

Supervisor: Stefania Milan

Chen Zhou

Imagining the Rural in Contemporary China from a Perspective of Cultural Biographies of Everyday Objects.

Supervisors: Esther Peeren, Jeroen de Kloet