Research Output per year
VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Social Sciences (FSW)
Lecturer qualitative research methods/Atlas.ti
See my linkedIn profile for a course overview.
Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, Inspectorate of SZW
March 2016 - March 2018 (freelance/ZZP)
- Atlas.ti 8, practical user manual
- Atlas.ti 'training on the Job' / trainer qualitative research methodologies
Webster University Leiden Campus (2012 - 2015)
- INTL 3500 Environment & Energy Security (Fall 2012, Fall 2015, semester course)
- POLT 1050 Introduction to International Relations (Fall 2014, semester course)
- PHIL 2360 Environmental Ethics (Spring 2013)
Language of tuition: English
My research is focussing on land issues globally: effectiveness of soft law instruments (voluntary guidelines/codes of conduct), large-scale land acquisitions (LSLA) in the context of the climate-food-energy nexus, role of 'middle-men' elites, role of ICT's in improving land governance, uprise of peasant movements.
More specifically my PhD project focuses on 'Land Grabbing in the Post-Socialist Era? - The Role of Intermediary Elites in Eastern European Transitional Democracies'.
Scholars in the international land debate frequently refer to the important role of local and national governments and elites in initiating and facilitating land deals, however without a further elaboration and conceptualization of these important actors. I am trying to grasp this specific part in the context of Post-Communist Transitional Eastern European Democracies still struggling with the legacy of communism embedded in their institutions and social structures, which paves the way for so-called elite entrepreneurs or defined by myself as 'intermediary elites' (based upon a first theoretical exploration of the field), entering the property playing field. In a comparative case study analysis I would like to conduct semi-structured interviews, combined with a Social Network Analysis (SNA), hereby applying theories from the disciplines of anthropology, sociology & political science.
The concept of 'Land Grabbing', most likely adopted from NGOs/CSOs to indicate the urge of the matter, is currently being used as a catch-all term and needs further conceptualization.
I have reviewed articles for the Canadian Journal of Development Studies (CJDS) and the Journal of Land Use Science.
Erasmus+ Staff Mobility for Teaching & Training in Romania
UNIVERSITATEA BABEŞ-BOLYAI, CLUJ-NAPOCA, ROMANIA
Overall objectives of the mobility:
The overall objective of the mobility was to provide Bachelor (course 'Communication in the Public Sector'), Master & PhD students (seminar) of Communication with knowledge on ‘Land Grabbing in Eastern Europe’, and to teach the students on qualitative research methodologies in the context of their specific research.
- Teaching in the field of qualitative research methodologies. Which methodologies are currently applied in the context of Political Communication and how can the students advance and broaden their knowledge both theoretically as well as practically in the field of qualitative research.
- To share recent research findings on land grabbing in Eastern Europe, with a specific focus on Romania with students from Romania and to discuss their practical experiences with land issues.
No ancillary activities
Ancillary activities are updated daily
University Teaching Qualification BKO, VU University Amsterdam
13 Feb 2015 → 7 Jul 2015
Award Date: 30 Sep 2015
Political Science (Global Environmental Governance), Master, Vrije Universiteit faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen
1 Sep 2011 → 1 Jul 2012
Award Date: 1 Jul 2012
Environmental Sciences, Bachelor, Open University of the Netherlands
1 Sep 2006 → 1 Aug 2011
Award Date: 1 Aug 2011
TOEFL ITP Certificate, VU University Amsterdam
Award Date: 24 Apr 2011
The Global Land Rush revisited: current and future challenges in complex climate & land governance discourseVerhoog, S., 31 Aug 2017, (Submitted) In : Sage Open. p. 1 21 p., SO-17-0782 .
Research output: Contribution to Journal › Article › Academic › peer-review
The Global Land Rush Revisited (v1.1): a brief analysis based on data from the Land Matrix in current dynamic and complex climate & land governance discourseVerhoog, S. M., 7 Jul 2016, landportal.
Research output: Working paper › Academic
The Political 'Power' Elite in the Large-Scale Land Grabbing Discourse: A First Theoretical Exploration of the Field (Nov. '15)Verhoog, S., 18 Jan 2018, p. 1, 10 p.
Research output: Working paper › Academic
The Politics of Land Deals: A Comparative Analysis of Global Land Policies on Large-Scale Land AcquisitionVerhoog, S. M., 1 May 2015, Empirical Perspectives on Communication : IV. Institutional Communication. Hosu, I. & Iancu, I. (eds.). Cluj-Napoca: Accent, Vol. I. p. 139-170 31 p. (Empirical Perspectives on Communication; vol. I).
Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceeding › Chapter › Academic › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to Conference › Poster › Other research output