Supervision

Note : Due to current commitments, I am unable to consider new PhD students or support doctoral funding applications until 2026.

PhD supervision

  • Jill Alpes (University of Amsterdam). Bush a tout prix: Anglophone Cameroonians’ risky quest for mobility (co-promoter with Peter Geschiere). Defended in 2011.
  • Ayşen Üstübici (University of Amsterdam/Koç Univervsity Istanbul). The governance of international migration in Turkey and Morocco: irregular migrants’ access to rights (co-supervisor with Jan Rath and Ahmet Icduygu).
    Defended in 2015.
  • Apostolos Andrikopoulos (University of Amsterdam). Kinship, Citizenship and Inequality: West African migrants struggling over scarce resources in the New Europe. (with Peter Geschiere, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, and Jan Willem Duyvendak). AAA 2015 Bennetta Jules-Rosette Graduate Student Essay Award by the Association for Africanist Anthropology (AFAA) for “The Process of Kinship in a Setting of Civic Inequality: West African Migrants Struggling Over Scarce Resources in Europe”. Defended in 2017.
  • Jitse Schuurmans (University of Amsterdam). Longing and Belonging: A Comparative Study of Seduction Communities in California and East Asia (with Jan Willem Duyvendak). Defended in 2017.
  • Annelise da Silva Canavarro (University of Lausanne) Brazilian international student and academic mobilities from the periphery to the core: Between Marxist Dependency theory and intersectionality. Defended in June 2023.
  • Agnès Aubry (University of Lausanne, co-supervision with Olivier Fillieule)
    Travailler (gratuitement) au sein d’associations caritatives et humanitaires :
    Penser les usages politiques, associatifs et individuels du travail bénévole dans l’aide à autrui en Suisse romande. Defended in March 2022.
  • Kwaku Adomako (FNS Doc.ch, University of Lausanne, co-supervised with Claire Somerville, the Graduate Institute Geneva, ). Translating Communities: How LGBTI advocates in transnational advocacy networks use social categories and discourses to shape national policies.
  • Andrea Zanetti (Université de Lausanne et Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, co-supervision avec Nick Rees-Roberts). Culture gay métropolitaine et écosystème des applications gaies de rencontre face aux politiques publiques : étude sur trois applications en milieu urbain et rural.
  • Gaspard Rey (FNS Doc.ch, University of Lausanne, co-supervised with Shona Hunter, Leeds Beckett University), Ethics, Epistemology, Politics: Theorizing the Epistemological Paradoxes and Ethical Contradictions of Critical Whiteness Studies.
  • Fabio Cescon (FNS Clasdom, University of Lausanne), Negotiating Modernities: Temporal Logics of Worth in Russian Elites in Switzerland.
  • Axel Ravier (UNIL-Université de Rouen, Co-supervision avec Elise Palomarès), Homosexualité et classes populaires, une approche par les modes de vie.

Recently supervised M.A. theses (since 2015)

  • Pierre Bidaux (UNIL), Super Seducer. L’apprentissage de la séduction comme en-jeu de la masculinité (expert: Olivier Glassey), soutenu en janvier 2024.
  • Alexandre Pereira da Silva (UNIL), Drag Race France : la visibilité et l’expression LGBT+ dans la pratique médiatisée du drag (experte: Maria Roca i Escoda), soutenu en septembre 2023.
  • Yasmine Mouhous (UNIL), Un mouvement dans le mouvement : le “carré féministe” pendant le Hirak en Algérie (évaluatrice Mounia Bennani-Chraïbi), soutenu en août 2020.
  • Dalila Cavalera (UNIL), L’univers professionnel des instituts de beauté. Étude ethnographique du métier d’esthéticienne au prisme du genre (évaluatrice Isabel Boni-Le Goff), soutenu en juin 2020.
  • Marc Strazel (ENS-EHESS), Comment les gays non blancs et leur entourage gèrent la norme de non-racisme (rapporteure Isabelle Clair), soutenu en septembre 2018.
  • Henry Chow (UvA), Differential experiences of flexible employment in the service economy of Amsterdam. (with Julie Mc Brien). ••• Thesis awarded ‘honorable mention’ from the ABU-AIAS 2017 thesis prize •••
  • Hassan Ould Moctar (UvA), “The European Border Starts in Nouakchott”: Examining the effects of external imperatives on West African labour migration in Mauritania. (with Manolis Pratsinakis)
  • Yannick Coenders (UvA), Inside the Chimney: An exploration of racial dynamics in the struggle over a Dutch tradition. (with Walter Nicholls)
  • Fatiha El-Hajjari (UvA), Pious Citizenship: A case study on how Dutch, Muslim women in the Schilderswijk unite religious devotion with civic engagement. (with Jan Willem Duyvendak)
  • Fiona Naismith (UvA), Beyond ‘Negative’ and ‘Positive’ Frames: Media Representations of ‘Refugees’, ‘Asylum Seekers’, ‘Migrants’ and ‘Immigrants’ (with Yannis Tzaninis)
  • Laura Cleton (UvA), Policy Beyond Law: Persuasive Bureaucracies and return migration enforcement (with Sonja Fransen)
  • Djoeke Ardon (UvA), “The Dutch Don’t Let Themselves Be Underpaid”: Border Work and Boundary Work at the Dutch Labour Inspectorate (with Jeroen Doomernik).