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Mr J.D. (John) Boy

  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Programme group: Political Sociology: Power, Place and Difference
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Room number: B6.22
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15508
    1001 NA  Amsterdam

Ph.D. in Sociology (with a Certificate in Women's Studies), City University of New York, 2015.

I'm affiliated with the Cultural Conflict 2.0 research project. Visit my website or click on the Publications tab for more information.

Publications in scholarly journals

2017. β€œReassembling the City through Instagram.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, doi:10.1111/tran.12185 (with Justus Uitermark).

2016. β€œHow to Study the City on Instagram.” PLOS ONE, vol. 11, no. 6, p. e0158161 (with Justus Uitermark).

2015. β€œThe Axial Age and the Problems of the Twentieth Century.” The American Sociologist, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 234–247.

2013. β€œInventing the Axial Age: The Origins and Uses of a Historical Concept.” Theory and Society, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 241–259 (with John Torpey).

2012. β€œProvincializing the European Religious Landscape.” Perspectives on Europe, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 80–83.

Other publications

2012. β€œThe Bible as Floral Pattern.” Standplaats Wereld, June 22.

2009. β€œIcons of the New Evangelicalism.” Killing the Buddha, September 6.

Selection of contributions to The Immanent Frame as contributing editor since 2009:

Digital projects πŸ’Ύ

Occuprint (developer; curator)

Possible Futures (contributing editor)

The Immanent Frame (contributing editor)

Frequencies (associate editor)

Code: Github; Gists; Bitbucket


  • Boy, J. D., & Uitermark, J. L. (2017). Reassembling the city through Instagram. Transactions - Institute of British Geographers, 42(4), 612-624. DOI: 10.1111/tran.12185/fullΒ 



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  • De Haagse Hogeschool
    Undergraduate thesis advisor

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