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Maria Charlotte Rast is a PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology of VU Amsterdam. Her research is affiliated with the Refugee Academy of VU Amsterdam and focuses on the role of engaged scholarship in the promotion of refugees' inclusion.

Prizes and Awards

Winner of the StudenTalent Prize 2017 of the Faculty of Social Sciences and nominated for the StudenTalent Prize 2017 of VU Amsterdam


Teaching Assistant: Social Continuity and Change, Master Sociology

Working group teacher: Bachelorwerkgroepen II & Bachelorwerkgroepen III, Bachelor Sociology


Maria Charlotte Rast obtained the titles Master of Law (summa cum laude) from the University of Bern, Switzerland, in 2014 and Master of Science (cum laude) in Sociology from VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2017.

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Research Output 2016 2019

  • 3 Paper
  • 2 Article
  • 2 Online publication or Website

Dancing with ‘the other': Challenges and opportunities of deepening democracy through participatory spaces for refugees

Rast, M. C. & Ghorashi, H., 29 Mar 2018, In : Social Inclusion. 6, 1, p. 188-198 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

De uitsluitende kracht van 'normaal doen’

Rast, M. C., 29 Mar 2018

Research output: Online publication or Non-textual formOnline publication or WebsiteProfessional

Exclusionary power of ‘acting normal’

Rast, M. C., 22 May 2018

Research output: Online publication or Non-textual formOnline publication or WebsiteAcademic

Activities 2017 2019

  • 3 Lecture / Presentation
  • 1 Conference
  • 1 Peer review

Pleidooi voor engaged scholarship

Maria Charlotte Rast (Speaker)
7 Oct 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

Ethnic and Racial Studies (Journal)

Maria Charlotte Rast (Reviewer)
29 Sep 2019

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workPeer reviewAcademic

Oracle of Amsterdam Conference 28 June 2019

Maria Charlotte Rast (Chair)
28 Jun 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceSocietal

De uitsluitende kracht van 'normaal doen'

Maria Charlotte Rast (Speaker)
26 Jan 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationPopular

Polarisatie rondom burgerinitiatieven voor vluchtelingen

Maria Charlotte Rast (Speaker)
29 Nov 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Press / Media

Maria Rast in Holland als Student Talent nominiert

Maria Charlotte Rast


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities