In a new edition of 'Meet our PhD candidates', Dirk Koppenol tells about his research into the decision-making process preceding the construction of the megaproject Maasvlakte 2, an expansion of the Port of Rotterdam. Dirk: "An expensive project provokes resistance, but also offers 'bargaining chips' with which to negotiate and generate support."
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Based on the results of the recently held 'doctoral education survey', the Graduate School is offering five courses for the coming months. In the summer, we will present a new programme for the academic year 2015 – 2016. Here is a short update.
In a new series of 'Meet our PhD candidates', Julian Schaap of the Department of Arts and Culture Studies tells about his research into the so-called 'unmarked norm' of whiteness in the rock music scene. Julian: "Music is often experienced as entertainment, but we aim to show that music can also segregate people, even if in a kind of innocent, unintentional manner."
The third Dean's Master Class will focus on the research theme 'Work' from four disciplinary angles: Media and Communication, Psychology, Public Administration and Sociology. The respective speakers are: Associate Professor Erik Hitters, Professor Marise Born, Associate Professor Laura den Dulk and Associate Professor Ferry Koster.
Kars Schouten is a PhD candidate at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, currently working in the Time-Based Aspect-Level Sentiment Analysis project. The talk will address automatic tools for analysing online review texts, specifically in finding implicit aspects using so-called sentiment analyses.
The open lecture & movie series 'Human Suffering in Media and Arts', organised by PhD students Emy Koopman and Johannes von Engelhardt, will kick of February 10, with the lecture "The War after the War: Communicating Justice in Post-Conflict Societies of the former Yugoslavia" by Nenad Golcevski, the Public Information Officer at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).