Donya Alinejad inspireert studenten met proefschrift over Iraanse diaspora

foto: Mike Crosland  Door Eva de Jong. Momenteel volgen derdejaars bachelorstudenten Antropologie het vak ‘Professionele en Thematische Oriëntatie’ onder leiding van Lenie Brouwer. Dit vak heeft als doel studenten bewust te maken van hun potenties en de mogelijkheden op de arbeidsmarkt. Één mogelijk perspectief is promoveren, net Donya Alinejad. Zij verdedigde op 16 februari 2015 haar proefschrift ‘Next Generation Diaspora: The formation of Iranian American-ness among second generation migrant internet users in Los Angeles. De derdejaars studenten waren erbij. Iraanse Diaspora Donya promoveerde op haar proefschrift over de Iraanse diaspora in de Verenigde Staten en de vorming van virtuele gemeenschappen …

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The death of the “twitter rev­o­lu­tion” and the struggle over internet narratives

By Donya Alinejad In her latest speech on internet freedom, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared the internet the “town square” of the 21st cen­tury. Clinton seized on the wide­spread atten­tion for Facebook during the Egyptian rev­o­lu­tion and used the oppor­tu­nity to reit­erate internet-oriented US for­eign policy. Just days ear­lier the Egyptian people had ousted Hosni Mubarak, their dic­tator of 30 years. Cairo’s Tahrir Square had been occu­pied by pro­testers, stained with the blood of the revolution’s mar­tyrs, and gained iconic status as the center of the 21st century’s most pop­u­lous rev­o­lu­tionary move­ment. Soon after, pro­testers in Libya named the …

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Antropologisch Kieskompas: Education Cutbacks

In our new series “Antropologisch Kieskompas (Anthropological Election Compass) anthropologists express their views on important issues in the upcoming Parliamentary Elections. These include integration, development, environment, and education. The authors reflect critically on how particular current affairs are being dealt with in the public. In this week’s posting, Donya Alinejad writes about the changes to higher education and the student reactions. By Donya Alinejad This Friday, May 21st, at 13.00, a demonstration against the financial cut-backs on Dutch education will be held in Amsterdam. Demonstrators will start gathering at 13.00 on Damplein and will lead a procession march to Museumplein, where …

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Haiti in the news

How to Mock the Past of a People in Shock By Donya Alinejad The aftershocks of the earthquake continue to hurt and haunt Haitians. As the nightmare goes on, the estimated death toll has reached 200,000 and the European Commission has estimated that 2 million people are homeless. Emergency aid from all over the world is being mobilized. But news of international aid seems to be reaching us much faster than the aid itself is reaching those who need it.

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