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Jacquelien van Stekelenburg (1966) holds a Chair in Social Change and Conflict. She has been working at the department of Sociology since 2006 and acted as department chair from 2013 to 2016. From 2016 to 2018 she was portfolio holder of the Teaching Portfolio as well as vice-dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Currently she is Director of Research of the Department of Sociology and a member of the Departments Management Team. Since 2019 she is Program Leader of the SCC research team of Participation In Society, the research program of Sociology. In addition she co-chairs the Institute of Societal Research's Polarization Lab.

 

Teaching

 

Teaching involves courses on the bachelor level in Political Participation and Protest. At the (research) master level teaching involves a course on Societal Wicked Problems and a course on Interconnectedness & Polarization. Supervision of master theses involves subjects on protest, mobilization, social media, identification, emotions and polarization. She gives guest lectures on moderate and radical protest and polarization in other faculties and universities.

 

Research

Jacquelien her research interests are mainly in the area of protest participation and societal polarization. With a background in social psychology, she combines a social psychological point of view with a sociological approach. Over the last five years―especially together with ‘her’ Ph.D. students―research focused on processes of identity formation in conflicting circumstances (identity formation among Moroccan-Dutch youth; Greek vs. Germans in times of crisis; threatened identities of fundamentalist Muslims vs. right extremists). Important themes in identity formation are politicized identity and (in)tolerance, we examined how the migration-theme politicized Lampedusans over the course of a political campaign, and why intolerance is easier to mobilize than tolerance.

Many projects concern protest mobilization and participation―moderate to radical in democratic and non-democratic environments. For instance, diaspora-protests that respond to events in the country of origin; protest in professions where it is not-done (i.e. the military); protest under severe repression (e.g. Iran, Egypt); and why the one Dutch municipality was welcoming refugees while others where fiercing protesting. As part of international consortiums, we are are involved in two major comparative studies of protest demonstrations. One is the CCC-project (Contextualizing Contestation: Comparing Street Demonstrations), which compares demonstrations in nine different countries with attention for the participants, the organizers and the police. And the second is an ORA project MOBILISE which examines whether similar factors drive the choice to migrate and/or protest.

She takes an interdisciplinary mixed-method approach; from interpretative narrative analyses to quantitative multilevel analyses. Her interdisciplinary background puts her in a unique position to continue to push the theoretical and methodological state-of-the-art within the field of social change and conflict to answer pressing substantive questions in innovative ways.

Grants

Over the years she received multiple grants from the National Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for PhD-and PostDoc projects on demonstrations and protest. She conducted an international comparative study on street demonstrations with Bert Klandermans (VU University Amsterdam) and Stefaan Walgrave (Antwerpen University) funded by the European Science Foundation entitled Caught in the act of protest: Contextualized Contestation and a study on emerging networks and feelings of belonging funded by the Dutch Royal Academy of Science entitled The evolution of collective action in emerging neighbourhoods. Additionally she acquired projects from WODC/Ministry of Justice for studying the interaction between the anti-islam movement and radical moslims, the National Police to hold a “Reflection-room” themed Policing in Polarized Times, and the Institute of Societal Resilience in collaboration with Ministry of Social Affairs for studying the governance of the refugee crisis. The most recent grant is from NWO-Open Research Area for In-CARE, an international project (with partners in UK, Germany and Japan) on how long term care policies impact on inequality in care and wellbeing.

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Research Output 2004 2019

Identity Formation in Street Demonstrations

Klandermans, P. G. & van Stekelenburg, J., 2019, Identities in Everyday Life. Stets, J. E. & Serpe, R. T. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, p. 309 327 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Online and offline political participation under repression: Iranian Green Movement supporters between two elections, 2009-2013

Honari, A., 2019, 243 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access
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Politics and People:

Duyvendak, J. W., Roggeband, C. & van Stekelenburg, J., 9 May 2019, Social Movement Studies in Europe. Berghahn Books, p. 232-249 18 p. (Social Movement Studies in Europe).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

economist
wisdom
Law
politics

Dealing with austerity measures within armed forces: The Dutch case

Petrovic, I., van Stekelenburg, J. & Klandermans, B., 2018, In : Military Psychology. 30, 4, p. 321-334 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Friends in high places. Anger and frustration among protesters when their political allies fail them

van Troost, D., Klandermans, B. & van Stekelenburg, J., 1 Nov 2018, In : Humanity & Society. 42, 4, p. 455-479 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

frustration
allies
anger
emotion
Green Party

Activities 2014 2019

  • 7 Lecture / Presentation
  • 2 Expert meeting

Uni van NL: Waarom Nederland wel een demonstratieland is

J. van Stekelenburg (Speaker)
12 Mar 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationPopular

Studium Generale: In Verzet

J. van Stekelenburg (Speaker)
2 Apr 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationPopular

Hoe politieonderzoek bijdraagt aan de politie van morgen

J. van Stekelenburg (Participant)
9 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventExpert meetingSocietal

International Women's day and #metoo

J. van Stekelenburg (Speaker)
8 Mar 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Police of the future: Police meets scientists.

J. van Stekelenburg (Participant)
5 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventExpert meetingSocietal

Press / Media

Heeft het klimaatprotest zin? Vier antwoorden.

J. van Stekelenburg

26/09/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Hoe 'het klimaat' ons demonstratievuur weer ontstak

J. van Stekelenburg

26/09/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Gele hesjes bij Rutte op bezoek

J. van Stekelenburg

7/05/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Gele hesjes in gesprek met Rutte

J. van Stekelenburg

4/05/19

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment