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Today, The Annex explores the present state of sociology in the Netherlands, and the major issue of concern facing Dutch sociologists. This episode features special guest hosts Katya Ivanova and John Boy, and features guests Giselinde Kuipers and Eva Jaspers.
Giselinde Kuipers is research professor at the Catholic University Leuven. She is the author of Good Humor, Bad Taste: A Sociology of the Joke and is currently writing a book about beauty as taste and duty.
Katya Ivanova is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Tillburg University. Her current work focuses on the strength of intergenerational ties and individual well-being in stepfamilies, with a particular focus on the stepmother role. Twitter: @katyaoivanova
John Boy is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Leiden University, and affiliate with Leiden’s Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology. He is working on a book about Instagram and how the platform is shaping cities, social movements and lifestyles with Justus Uitermark. Twitter: @jboy
This episode is part of Sociocast’s continuing International Perspectives on Sociology series, in which we feature sociologists from outside the United States to discuss the major issues facing our discipline in other countries. Check out our past episodes on sociology in Canada and Ireland.