Staff members with discipline Anthropology
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My research projects include research on Christianity and Pentecostalism, secularity, ethics, NGOs and faith based organisations, health and prevention, youth care, education and foster care, international development, gender based violence, female leadership, women's agency and empowerment, sexuality education and sexual health programming, polarization and sexual nationalism.
I apply qualitative research methods, and have a particular interest in ethnographic and participatory research and creative (art-based) methodologies.
I have conducted research in and on The Netherlands and broader Western Europe, and in Sub Sahara Africa: Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Ghana, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and South Africa
My work is always situated on the intersections of science and society and I have ample experience with knowledge valorisation, societal impact and applied research. In this I have a particular interest in how sound academic knowledge can empower and support marginalized people and communities.
Students who want to write their thesis on one of the themes mentioned above in relation to religion/ secularity and are interested in applying qualitative research methods may contact me.
theory and history of anthropology; anthropology of religion; indigenous religions; in relation to the aforementioned areas mainly the following topics: values, cosmology, ritual, food, death, cultural and religious change, Indian tribal (Adivasi) cultures, anthropology of India
+31 50 36 35570
linguistics (agglutinative morphology, subtractive disfixation, Amazonian/Andean languages, minoritized languages)
cognition (sensory perception, semiotics, phenomenology, soundscapes)
+31 6 3198 3992
+31 50 36 36002
Dr Flávio Eiró (he/him) is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts (Minorities & Multilingualism), University of Groningen. He is also Director of Studies of the University Minor Development Studies.
Since 2012, he has conducted ethnographic research on electoral politics and conditional cash transfers in Northeast Brazil. Flávio has published widely on issues surrounding politics, poverty and anti-poverty policies, policy implementation, and climate change adaptation, with a special focus on Brazil.
Flávio teaches and researches issues related to politics of diversity and minorities, with a focus on race and racism.
+31 6 3198 4357
Social Impact Assessment
Environment, Social and Governance
+31 50 36 36813
+31 50 36 34585
+31 6 3198 4703
+31 50 36 36723
Schrijvers, L. L., & Wiering, J. (2018). Religious/secular discourses and practices of good sex. Culture and Religion , 1-21.
Wiering, J. (2017). There is a Sexular Body: Introducing a Material Approach to the Secular. Secularism and Nonreligion, 6 (8). http://doi.org/10.5334/snr.78
Wiering, J. (2016). “Others Think I am Airy-fairy”: Practicing Navayana Buddhism in a Dutch Secular Climate. Contemporary Buddhism, 17(2), 369-389. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14639947.2016.1234751