Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

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Tilburg Dissertations in Culture Studies

This list includes the doctoral dissertations that through their authors and/or supervisors are related to the Department of Culture Studies at the Tilburg University School of Humanities. The dissertations cover the broad field of contemporary sociocultural change in domains such as language and communication, performing arts, social and spiritual ritualization, media and politics.

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2018

77  Claudia Carvalho ‒ Women who run with the wolves: Online stories and roles of Spanish-speaking jihadist women. Supervisors: Herman Beck and Wouter van Beek, 19 June 2018.

76  Suzanne van der Beek ‒ New pilgrim stories: Narratives, identities, authenticity. Supervisors: Paul Post and Jan Blommaert, 18 June 2018.

75  Hua Nie ‒ Memes, communities, and continuous change: Chinese internet vernacular explained. Supervisors: Jan Blommaert, Ad Backus and Piia Varis, 18 June 2018.

74  Mingy Hou ‒ Social media celebrity: An investigation into the latest metamorphosis of fame. Supervisors: Jan Blommaert, Sjaak Kroon and Piia Varis, 23 May 2018.

73  Youssef Azghari ‒ Participation of young Moroccan-Dutch and the role of social workers. Supervisors: Fons van de Vijver and Erna Hooghiemstra, 11 April 2018.

72  Kunming Li ‒ Capitalization of feminine beauty on Chinese social media. Supervisors: Jan Blommaert, Sjaak Kroon and Massimiliano Spotti, 7 March 2018.

71  Merijn Oudenampsen ‒ The conservative embrace of progressive values: On the intellectual origins of the swing to the right in Dutch politics. Supervisors: Odile Heynders and Piia Varis, 12 January 2018.

2017

70  Xuan Wang ‒ Online and offline margins in China: Globalization, language and identity. Supervisors: Sjaak Kroon and Ad Backus, 22 December 2017.

69  Derya Demirçay ‒ Connected languages: Effects of intensifying contact between Turkish and Dutch. Supervisors: Ad Backus and Jan Blommaert, 21 December 2017.

68  Maksimus Regus ‒ Understanding human rights culture in Indonesia: A case study of the Ahmadiyya Minority Group. Supervisors: Herman Beck and Mirjam van Reisen, 18 December 2017.

67  Tekalign Nega Angore ‒ Reconstructing Ethiopia’s collective memory by rewriting its history: The politics of Islam. Supervisors: Herman Beck and Jenny-Louise Van der Aa, 4 December 2017.

66  Sandra Wagemakers ‒ Brabant is Here: Making Sense of Regional Identification. Supervisors: Jos Swanenberg and Arnoud-Jan van Bijsterveld, June 9 2017.

2016

65  Leonie van der Valk ‒ Steun zoeken bij Allah. Religiositeit, bidden en religieuze coping van Nederlandse, hoogopgeleide moslima's van Marokkaanse afkomst. Supervisors: Rien van Uden and Jos Pieper, December 21 2016.

64  Tom van Nuenen ‒ Scripted journeys: A study on interfaced travel writing. Supervisors: Odile Heynders and Ruud Welten, December 21 2016.

63  Yevgen Matusevych ‒ Learning constructions from bilingual exposure: Computational studies of argument structure acquisition. Supervisors: Ad Backus and Afra Alishahi, December 19 2016.

62  Maria van der Aalsvoort ‒ Vensters op vakontwikkeling: De betwiste invoering van taalkunde in het examenprogramma Nederlands havo/vwo (1988-2088). Supervisors: Sjaak Kroon and Piet van de Ven, December 14 2016.

61  Martijn de Ruijter ‒ Confining Frailty: Making place for ritual in rest and nursing homes. Supervisors: Paul Post and Wouter van Beek, November 16 2016.

60  Caixia Du ‒ The birth of social class online: The Chinese precariat on the internet. Supervisors: Jan Blommaert and Sjaak Kroon, September 12 2016.

59  Lieke Wijnia ‒ Making sense through Music: Perceptions of the sacred at Festival Musica Sacra Maastricht. Supervisors: Paul Post and Martin Hoonderd, September 12 2016.

58  Jinling Li ‒ Chineseness as a moving target: Changing infrastructures of the Chinese Diaspora in the Netherlands. Supervisors: Jan Blommaert and Sjaak Kroon, September 12 2016.

57  Primrose Nakazibwe ‒ 'A home without millet is not a home': Women's agency in the maize and millet commodity chains in Mbarara District, Uganda. Supervisors: Mirjam van Reisen and Francien van Driel, April 18 2016.

56  Pia Zeinoun ‒ Personality and culture in the Arab-levant. Supervisors: Fons van de Vijver and Lina Daouk-Oyry, February 19 2016.

55  Pius Maija Mosima ‒ Philosophic sagacity and intercultural philosophy: Beyond Henry Odera Oruka. Supervisors: Wim van Binsbergen and Wouter van Beek, February 16 2016.

54  Edegar da Conceição Savio ‒ Studi sosiolinguistik bahasa Fataluki di Lautém. Supervisors: Kees van Dijk, Sjaak Kroon and Aone van Engelenhoven, January 28 2016.

2015

53  Inez Schippers ‒ Sacred places in the suburbs: Casual sacrality in the Dutch Vinex-district Leidsche Rijn. Supervisoers: Paul Post and Maaike de Haardt, December 14 2015.

52  Filiz Kunuroglu ‒ Turkish return migration from Western Europe: Going home from home. Supervisors: Kutlay Yagmur, Fons van de Vijver and Sjaak Kroon, December 10 2015.

51  Bryan Monte ‒ Tiny Zion: Harvest Hills, an intentional Zionic communtiy. Supervisors: Wouter van Beek and Paul Post, December 2 2015.

50  Sunarwoto ‒ Contesting religious authority: A study on Dakwah radio in Surakarta, Indonesia. Supervisors: Hermand Beck and Jan Blommaert, November 10 2015.

49  Clementia Murembe Neema ‒ Women's empowerment and decision-making at the household level. Supervisors: Sjaak Kroon, Veerle Draulans and Jef Van der Aa, October 6 2015.

48  Amit B. Bhansali ‒ Samkit: Faith ‒ Practice ‒ Liberation. Supervisors: John Rijsman and Tineke Nugteren, September 1 2015.

47  Geertjan de Vugt ‒ The Polit-Dandy. On the Emergence of a Political Paradigm. Supervisors: Odile Heijnders and Sander Bax, June 23 2015.

46  Paul Mutsaers ‒ A Public Anthropology of Policing. Law Enforcement and Migrants in the Netherlands. Supervisors: Arie de Ruijter and Jan Blommaert, June 12 2015.

45  Pelin Onar Valk ‒ Transformation in Dutch Turkish subordination? Converging evidence of change regarding finiteness and word order in complex clauses. Supervisors: Ad Backus, Kutlay Yağmur and Massimiliano Spotti, May 27 2015.

44  Harrie Leijten ‒ From idol to art. African objects-with-power: A challenge for missionaries, anthropologists and museum curators. Supervisors: Wouter van Beek and Paul Post, 15 April 2015.

43  Dorina Veldhuis ‒ Effects of literacy, typology and frequency on children's language segmentation and processing units. Supervisors: Ad Backus, Jeanne Kurvers and Anne Vermeer, 1 April 2015.

42  Jia He ‒ The general response style from a cross-cultural perspective. Supervisors: Fons van de Vijver and Alejandra del Carmen Dominguez Espinosa, 4 February 2015.

41  Snezana Stupar ‒ Immigrants regulate emotions in the same way as majority members in the Netherlands. Supervisors: Fons van de Vijver and Johnny Fontaine, 30 January 2015.

40  Laurie Faro ‒ Postponed monuments in the Netherlands: Manifestation, context, and meaning. Supervisors: Paul Post and Rien van Uden, 28 January 2015.

39  Liesbeth Hoeven ‒ Een boek om in te wonen. De verhaalcultuur na Auschwitz. Supervisors: Erik Borgman and Maaike de Haardt, 21 January 2015.

2014

38  Danielle Boon ‒ Adult literacy education in a multilingual context: Teaching, learning and using written language in Timor-Leste. Supervisors: Sjaak Kroon and Jeanne Kurvers, 17 December 2014.

37  Nico de Vos ‒ Lichamelijke verbondenheid in beweging. Een filosofisch onderzoek naar intercorporaliteit in de hedendaagse danskunst. Supervisors: Odile Heynders and Frans van Peperstraten, 16 December 2014.

36  Fie Velghe ‒ 'This is almost like writing’: Mobile phones, learning and literacy in a South African township. Supervisors: Jan Blommaert, Sjaak Kroon and Piia Varis, 3 December 2014.

35  Bert Danckaert ‒ De extra's (part I). Simple Present (part II). Supervisors: Jan Blommaert and Odile Heynders, 29 October 2014.

34  Jaswina Elahi Etnische websites, behoeften en netwerken. Over het gebruik van internet door jongeren. Supervisors: Ruben Gowricharn and Sjaak Kroon, 10 September 2014.

33  Alice Leri ‒ Who is Turkish American? Investigating Contemporary Discourses on Turkish Americanness. Supervisors: Odile Heynders and Piia Varis, 9 September 2014.

32  Elina Westinen ‒ The Discursive Construction of Authenticity: Resources, Scales and Polycentricity in Finnish Hip Hop Culture. Supervisors: Sirpa Leppänen and Jan Blommaert, 15 June 2014.

31  Behrooz Moradi Kakesh ‒ Het islamitisch fundamentalisme als tegenbeweging. Iran als case study. Supervisors: Herman Beck and Wouter van Beek, 6 June 2014.

30  Pascal Touoyem ‒ Dynamiques de l’ethnicité en Afrique. Éléments pour une théorie de l’État multinational. Supervisors: Wouter van Beek and Wim van Binsbergen, 18 February 2014.

29  Sarali Gintsburg ‒ Formulaicity in Jbala Poetry. Supervisors: Ad Backus, Sjaak Kroon and Jan Jaap de Ruiter, 11 February 2014.

2013

28  Miranda Vroon-van Vugt ‒ Dead Man Walking in Endor. Narrative Mental Spaces and Conceptual Blending in 1 Samuel 28. Supervisor: Ellen van Wolde, 19 December 2013.

27  Stasja Koot ‒ Dwelling in Tourism. Power and Myth Amongst Bushmen in Southern Africa. Supervisor: Wouter van Beek, 23 October 2013.

26  Mary Scott ‒ A Chronicle of Learning: Voicing the Text. Supervisors: Jan Blommaert, Sjaak Kroon and Jef Van der Aa, 27 May 2013.

2012

25  Daniela Stoica ‒ Dutch and Romanian Muslim Women Converts: Inward and Outward Transformations, New Knowledge Perspectives and Community Rooted Narratives. Supervisors: Enikö Vincze and Jan Jaap de Ruiter, 30 October 2012.

24  Ico Maly ‒ N-VA. Analyse van een politieke ideologie. Supervisors: Jan Blommaert and Sjaak Kroon, 23 October 2012.

23  Arnold Pannenborg ‒ Big Men Playing Football. Money, Politics and Foul Play in the African Game. Supervisor: Wouter van Beek, 12 October 2012.

22  Özel Bağcı ‒ Acculturation Orientations of Turkish Immigrants in Germany. Supervisors: Guus Extra and Kutlay Yağmur, 3 October 2012.

21  Jef Van der Aa ‒ Ethnographic Monitoring. Language, Narrative and Voice in a Carribbean Classroom. Supervisors: Jan Blommaert and Sjaak Kroon, 8 June 2012.

20  Youssef Boutachekourt ‒ Exploring Cultural Diversity. Concurrentie­voordelen uit multiculturele strategieën. Supervisors: Ruben Gowricharn and Slawek Magala, 14 March 2012.

2011

19  Femke Nijland ‒ Mirroring Interaction. An Exploratory Study into Student Interaction in Independent Working. Supervisors: Sjaak Kroon, Sanneke Bolhuis, Piet-Hein van de Ven and Olav Severijnen, 20 December 2011.

18  Sinan Çankaya ‒ Buiten veiliger dan binnen: in- en uitsluiting van etnische minderheden binnen de politieorganisatie. Supervisors: Ruben Gowricharn and Frank Bovenkerk, 24 October 2011.

17  Mohammadi Laghzaoui ‒ Emergent Academic Language at Home and at School. A Longitudinal Study of 3- to 6-Year-Old Moroccan Berber Children in the Netherlands. Supervisors: Sjaak Kroon, Ton Vallen, Abderrahman El Aissati and Jeanne Kurvers, 9 September 2011.

16  Nadia Eversteijn-Kluijtmans ‒ “All at Once” – Language Choice and Code­switching by Turkish-Dutch Teenagers. Supervisors: Guus Extra and Ad Backus, 14 January 2011.

2010

15  Coosje van der Pol ‒ Prentenboeken lezen als literatuur. Een structuralis­tische benadering van het concept ‘literaire competentie’ voor kleuters. Supervisor: Helma van Lierop, 17 December 2010.

14  Marja van Knippenberg ‒ Nederlands in het Middelbaar Beroepsonderwijs. Een casestudy in de opleiding Helpende Zorg. Supervisors: Sjaak Kroon, Ton Vallen and Jeanne Kurvers, 14 December 2010.

13  Kasper Juffermans ‒ Local Languaging: Literacy Products and Practices in Gambian Society. Supervisors: Jan Blommaert and Sjaak Kroon, 13 October 2010.

12  António da Graça ‒ Etnische zelforganisaties in het integratieproces. Een case study in de Kaapverdische gemeenschap in Rotterdam. Supervisor: Ruben Gowricharn, 8 October 2010.

11  Maria Mos ‒ Complex Lexical Items. Supervisors: Antal van den Bosch, Ad Backus and Anne Vermeer, 12 May 2010.

10  Elma Nap-Kolhoff ‒ Second Language Acquisition in Early Childhood: A Longitudinal Multiple Case Study of Turkish-Dutch Children. Supervisors: Guus Extra and Kutlay Yağmur, 12 May 2010.

2009

9  Dong Jie ‒ The Making of Migrant Identities in Beijing: Scale, Discourse, and Diversity. Supervisors: Jan Blommaert and Sjaak Kroon, 4 November 2009.

8  Yonas Mesfun Asfaha ‒ Literacy Acquisition in Multilingual Eritrea: A Comparative Study of Reading across Languages and Scripts. Supervisors: Sjaak Kroon and Jeanne Kurvers, 4 November 2009.

2008

7  Sharda Roelsma-Somer ‒ De kwaliteit van Hindoescholen. Supervisors: Ruben Gowricharn and Sjaak Braster, 17 September 2008.

Daan van Bel ‒ Het verklaren van leesgedrag met een impliciete attitude­meting. Supervisors: Hugo Verdaasdonk, Helma van Lierop and Mia Stokmans, 28 March 2008.

2007

5  A. Seza Doğruöz ‒ Synchronic Variation and Diachronic Change in Dutch Turkish: A Corpus Based Analysis. Supervisors: Guus Extra and Ad Backus, 12 December 2007.

4  Massimiliano Spotti ‒ Developing Identities: Identity Construction in Multicultural Primary Classrooms in The Netherlands and Flanders. Supervisors: Sjaak Kroon and Guus Extra, 23 November 2007.

3  Mustafa Güleç ‒ Differences in Similarities: A Comparative Study on Turkish Language Achievement and Proficiency in a Dutch Migration Context. Supervisors: Guus Extra and Kutlay Yağmur, 25 June 2007.

2  Tamara van Schilt-Mol ‒ Differential item functioning en itembias in de cito-eindtoets basisonderwijs. Oorzaken van onbedoelde moeilijkheden in toetsopgaven voor leerlingen van Turkse en Marokkaanse afkomst. Supervisors: Ton Vallen and Henny Uiterwijk, 20 June 2007.

1  Sander Bax ‒ De taak van de schrijver. Het poëticale debat in de Nederlandse literatuur (1968-1985). Supervisors: Jaap Goedegebuure and Odile Heynders, 23 May 2007.