Lieke Wissink

Lieke Wissink PostDoc

Navigating Professional Politics

Lieke Wissink obtained a Masters in philosophy (MA) and cultural anthropology (MSc cum laude) at the University of Amsterdam. As an ethnographer she moves between policy sites, civil society spaces, and community-led practices to trace the everyday social and material interactions that shape welfare worlds. Her current research focusses on the dynamics of in- and exclusion in social work infrastructures. In her former NWA-funded post-doc project she looked into the situatedness of belonging in semi-public social work spaces. In her doctorate (University of Amsterdam 2020), she explored bureaucratic knowledge practices that unfold around forced deportations from European territories. She taught courses at the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR), supervised MA and BA theses, and is a frequently invited guest lecturer. She was a research fellow at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB, 2015-2016) and the New School for Social Research (NSSR, 2018), New York City, and is always on the outlook for collaborative projects within and beyond academia.

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