About us



Dr. Marguerite van den Berg M.A.vandenBerg@uva.nl

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Marguerite van den Berg is assistant professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. She is interested in the urban, gender and work. In particular, her current work focuses on precarization and precarity. In Spring 2017 she published “Gender in the Post-Fordist Urban – The Gender Revolution in Planning and Public Policy” (Palgrave Macmillan 2017). She teaches in the Sociology program of the University of Amsterdam.

Josien Arts J.Arts@uva.nl

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Josien Arts is currently conducting her PhD research in sociology at the University of Amsterdam. Her research is about the ways in which moral judgments and pedagogies as part of labour market activation contribute to and counterbalance precarity. By means of ethnographic fieldwork, she focusses on policy implementation on the ‘street-level’ in which bureaucrats perform evaluation and pedagogic practices. These daily practices entail collectively producing, contesting, actualizing and justifying moral and practical criteria for evaluating citizens and educating them to become ‘good’ citizens in an increasingly precarious social security system.

Laura Vonk l.a.vonk@hva.nl

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Laura Vonk works as a lecturer and researcher at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and the University of Amsterdam. In this Dress Work project, she researches the backstage practice of dressing the body for precarious work through wardrobe interviewing.