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dr. N. (Nanke) Verloo


  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    GPIO : Urban Planning
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Amsterdam
    Room number: B4.15
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15629
    1001 NC  Amsterdam
  • N.Verloo@uva.nl
    T: 0205254037

Nanke Verloo

Nanke specializes in processes of urban conflict, protest, and exclusion. She studies how episodes of conflict can create opportunities for inclusive governance. In the master Conflict Resolution and Governance (GSSS) she teaches about identity and exclusion in the face of conflict. In the bachelor Political Science she teaches and coordinates the minor Conflict Studies. 

 

'When people are in conflict they care. Therefore, conflicts bring together diverse groups who organize and protest against the state. To understand conflict as a moment of opportunity for urban democracies, we have to look beyond regular attempts to include citizens in decision making. The opportunities in episodes of conflict lie in the unconventional and informal practices that citizens develop to voice their stories at the street-level. The quality of our democracy is contingent on our ability to allow these voices into the public sphere and inform public decision making.' 

 

Nanke's PhD dissertation proposes the Social-Spatial Narrative framework to understand the process of conflict and the discursive performances of residents, policy makers, and local welfare practitioners who seek to voice their stories. Her study unravels the negotiation of politics, identity, and belonging in 3 ethnographic case studies in Amsterdam, The Hague, and Utrecht. 

 

During her PhD research she was a visiting scholar at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) at George Mason University where she worked with Sara Cobb to understand the use of narrative to study conflict.

 

She facilitates training for civil servants in local governments to transform conflicts in moments of opportunity by developing skills for negotiation, communication, and narrative analysis. And keeps a blog in which she writes about 'small stories to rethink large issues'. www.nankeverloo.com 

 

Nanke has a background in Anthropology and Public Policy. She did a master in Conflict Resolutionand Governance at the ISHSS. For her master thesis, she conducted ethnographic fieldwork in rural and urban Morocco, looking for the connection between return migration and local civil society.

 

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Teaching

Since 2013, Analyzing Identity-Based Conflict, Master Elective for students of Public Policy, International Relations, and Conflict Resolution and Governance, Graduate School for Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam (lecturer)

Since 2013, Introduction to Conflict Studies (BA) Political Science, University of Amsterdam (lecturer) 

Since 2013, Master Thesis supervision, master Conflict Resolution and Governance, Graduate School for Social Sciences (GSSS), University of Amsterdam  (supervisor)

Since 2013, Research Seminar, methods and theory for thesis research, master Conflict Resolution and Governance, Graduate School for Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam, (lecturer together with Dr. David Laws)

2012,  Practice Seminar, Master Conflict Resulution and Governance, Graduate School for Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam (lecturer together with Dr. David Laws)

2012, series of lectures on performance and narrative in conflict , George Mason University, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR), Center for the Study of Narrative in Conflict, (visiting scholar)

2011, Minor thesis Conflict Studies (BA), department of Political sciences, University of Amsterdam (thesis supervisor)

2011,  Short Intensive Course on neighborhood research for PhD students, AISSR, University of Amsterdam (founder and organizer with dr. Emma Folmer)

2010/2011, Introduction to Conflict Studies (BA), department of political sciences, University of Amsterdam (lecturer)

Training 

2014, City of Amsterdam, training 'Engaging multiple stakeholders, the use of Critical Moments to deal with conflict Processes'.

2014, The Hague Zebra Welzijn, training series for welfare workers 'Including the informal city into practice' (With Tonie Boxman of Raam for social architecture)

2013, City of Amsterdam, training 'Negotiating citizenship, engaging the neighborhood' (with Dr. David Laws) 

2011/2012, City of Amsterdam, borough West en East, training series 'rethinking maakbaarheid', for politicians and policy-makers to rethink how to deal with 'bottum-up'policy making (trainer and founder together with dr. David Laws)

2011, City of Utrecht, training 'rethinking maakbaarheid', training series for politicians and policy-makers to rethink how to deal with 'bottum-up'policy making (trainer and founder together with dr. David Laws and Ivar Halfman)

2011, City of The Hague, Making Stories, Making Community, training in series Rethinking Maakbaarheid (trainer with Prof. Dr. Sara Cobb)

2011, City of Amsterdam, borough West, training in project Buurten, Spanningen en Conflicten (with Dr. David Laws)

2011, City of Amsterdam, borough East, training in project Buurten, Spanningen en Conflicten (with Dr. David Laws)

2010, City of Amsterdam, borough West, training for district council members on citizen participation and rethinking governance (with Dr. David Laws)

2017

  • Verloo, N. (2017). Learning from informality? Rethinking the mismatch between formal policy strategies and informal tactics of citizenship. Current sociology, 65(2), 167-181. DOI: 10.1177/0011392116657287 [details]

2015

  • Verloo, N. (2015). "Develop stories, develop communities: Narrative Practice to analyze and engage in Urban conflict". In E. Gualini (Ed.), Planning/Conflict: Critical Perspectives on Contentious Urban Developments. Routledge Publishing. [details]

2013

  • Verloo, N. (2013). "Community performances in a multicultural crisis in Amsterdam: tacit moves from Resistance to Resilience". In Conference Paper, RC21 Conference- ISA Research Committee 21 on Urban and Regional Development, Humboldt Universiteit, Berlin, Germany.. Berlin. [details]
  • Verloo, N. (2013). "Social-Spatial Narrative: a framework to understand the dynamics and opportunities of Urban Conflict.". In Conference Paper, MPSA Conference 2013, Chicago (Ill),. USA. [details]

2010

  • Laws, D., Verloo, N., & Poorter, M. (2010). Kennis voor beleid: verkopen of verknopen? = Knowledge for policy: hard sell or collaborative effort? In M. Hajer, J. Grijzen, & S. van 't Klooster (Eds.), Sterke verhalen: hoe Nederland de planologie opnieuw uitvindt = Strong stories: how the Dutch are reinventing spatial planning (pp. 72-81). (Design and Politics; No. 3). Rotterdam: 010. [details]

2012

  • Verloo, N. (2012). De tasjesdief: lessen uit een tragedie. (Buurten, spanningen en conflicten; No. casus editie 1). Amsterdam: Amsterdam Centrum voor Conflict Studies. [details] [PDF]
  • Verloo, N. (2012). Een inkijkje in de onzichtbare stad: alledaagse spanningen en latent conflict rondom het Zwanenvechtplein. (Buurten, spanningen en conflicten. Casus editie; No. 3). Amsterdam: Amsterdam Center for Conflictstudies. [details] [PDF]

2011

  • Verloo, N. (2011). Rethinking maakbaarheid: van maken 'voor' naar maken 'met'. (Buurten, spanningen en conflicten; No. thema editie 1). Amsterdam: Amsterdam Centrum voor Conflictstudies. [details] [PDF]

2016

  • Verloo, N., Lodder, N., de Gooijer, H., Laws, D., & Kuitenbrouwer, M. (2016). Speeltuinen, burgers en participatie: reflecties op kritieke momenten in Amsterdam Oost. Amsterdam: Gemeente Amsterdam. [details] [PDF]

2014

  • Verloo, N. (2014). "WeesFietsKnippen. Een Amsterdamse Participatie Tragedie". Gemeente Amsterdam: 2014. [details]

2012

  • Verloo, N., Ter Hoeven, S., & Laws, D. W. (2012). Evaluatie van het Buurt Praktijk Team, Amsterdam West. Stadsdeel Amsterdam West. [details]

2014

  • Verloo, N. (2014). "Learning from informality? A case study to rethink the misfit between formal policy strategies and informal tactics of citizenship.". Paper presented at XVII World Congress of Sociology, Facing and unequal world: challenges for global sociology, . [details]

2012

  • Verloo, N. (2012). Conference Paper 'Social-Spatial Narrative: a framework to understand urban conflict'. Abstract from Sociolinguistics Symposium 19, Berlin, . [details]
  • Verloo, N. (2012). Conference Paper 'Socio-Spatial Narrative: a framework to understand urban conflict'. Abstract from 7th Interpretive Policy Analysis (IPA) conference, . [details]

2011

  • Laws, D. W., Verloo, N., & Janssens, F. (2011). Presentations of cases[details]
  • Verloo, N., & Laws, D. W. (2011). Performing gossip: agency and change in urban neighborhood development. Paper presented at 6th Interpretative Policy Analysis Conference, . [details]

2010

  • Laws, D. W., & Verloo, N. (2010). Disrupted intensions: Conflict as context for understanding what policy-practitioners do. Paper presented at 5th Interpretative Policy Analysis Conference, . [details]

2015

  • Verloo, N. (2015). Negotiating urban conflict: Conflicts as opportunity for urban democracy [details] [PDF]

Award

  • Verloo, N. (2016): G.A. van Poeljeprijs - beste dissertatie van 2015 ('Negotiating urban conflict: Conflicts as opportunity for urban democracy').

Scientific position

  • Verloo, N. (member) (2012): George Mason University, Arlington (VA), USA (External organisation).
  • Verloo, N. (member), Laws, D.W. (member) & Ter Hoeven, S. (member) (2012): Stadsdeel Amsterdam West (External organisation).
  • Kuitenbrouwer, M. (member), Laws, D.W. (member) & Verloo, N. (member) (2011): Dagelijks Bestuur Stadsdeel Amsterdam West (External organisation).
  • Laws, D.W. (member) & Verloo, N. (member) (2011): Stadsdeel Amsterdam Oost (External organisation).
  • Laws, D.W. (member) & Verloo, N. (member) (2011): Stadsdeel Amsterdam West (External organisation).
  • Laws, D.W. (member), Halfman, I. (member) & Verloo, N. (member) (2011): Noord-West Utrecht (External organisation).
  • Laws, D.W. (member), Halfman, I. (member) & Verloo, N. (member) (2011): Stadsdeel Amsterdam Oost (External organisation).
  • Laws, D.W. (member), Halfman, I. (member) & Verloo, N. (member) (2011): Stadsdeel Amsterdam West (External organisation).
  • Laws, D.W. (member), Leary, K.R. (member), Verloo, N. (member) & Klaverweide, M. (member) (2011): Stadsdeel Amsterdam West (External organisation).

Others

  • Verloo, N. (chair), van Gent, Wouter (member of programme committee) & Kamphuisen, H.R. (member of programme committee) (15-6-2016): New democracy (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Laws, D.W. (participant), Verloo, N. (participant), Janssens, F. (participant), Halfman, I. (participant) & Klaverweide, M. (participant) (2012): Eindsymposium onderzoeksproject Buurten, Spanningen en Conflicten, Amsterdam (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Verhoeven, I. (participant), Laws, D.W. (participant), Verloo, N. (participant), Metze, T.A.P. (participant), van Hulst, M. (participant) & Wagenaar, H. (participant) (5-7-2012 - 7-7-2012): 7th IPA conference Understanding the Drama of Democracy, Tilburg (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).

Keynote / Invited lecture

  • Laws, D.W. (invited speaker), Verloo, N. (invited speaker), Janssens, F. (invited speaker) & Halfman, I. (invited speaker) (29-3-2012): Presentation of research findings, Presentation for Cornell University, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
  • Verloo, N. (invited speaker) (1-11-2012): 'Understanding power dynamics in the build environment', Guest lecture, Harvard School for Design, Cambridge (MA), USA.
  • Verloo, N. (invited speaker) (2012): Series of Guest lectures in 'Urban Conflict Negotiation' (September-December 2012), School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR), George Mason University, Arlington (VA), USA.
  • Laws, D.W. (invited speaker) & Verloo, N. (invited speaker) (23-6-2011): Presentation "Performing Gossip: Agency and change in neighborhood development", Interpretative Policy Analysis Conference, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
  • Laws, D.W. (invited speaker), Janssens, F. (invited speaker), Verloo, N. (invited speaker) & Halfman, I. (invited speaker) (22-3-2011): Harvard Program on Negotiation, presentations of findings, Harvard Program on Negotiation, Boston.
  • Laws, D.W. (invited speaker), Verloo, N. (invited speaker), Janssens, F. (invited speaker) & Halfman, I. (invited speaker) (24-3-2011): Presentation of case studies, Presentations for Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, Washington D.C..
  • Laws, D.W. (invited speaker), Verloo, N. (invited speaker), Janssens, F. (invited speaker) & Halfman, I. (invited speaker) (28-3-2011): Presentation of research findings, Presentation for Cornell University, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
  • Laws, D.W. (invited speaker), Verloo, N. (invited speaker), Metze, T.A.P. (invited speaker) & van Hulst, M. (invited speaker) (23-6-2011): Starting with practice: policy analysis in complex urban governance. Panel convener, 7th Interpretative Policy Analysis Conference, Tilburg.
  • Laws, D.W. (invited speaker), Wagenaar, H. (invited speaker), Verloo, N. (invited speaker), Metze, T. (invited speaker) & van Hulst, M. (invited speaker) (23-6-2011): Starting with practice: policy analysis in complex urban governance. Panel, Interpretative Policy Analysis Conference, Cardiff, UK.
  • Verloo, N. (invited speaker) (1-11-2011): Guest lecture on 'Bag-Snatcher case', training course How to Turn Places Around, Project on Public Spaces, New York City, USA.
  • Verloo, N. (invited speaker) (14-4-2011): Presentation "Ypenburg: lessen uit een 'Socio-Spatial Narrative'", symposium voor ambtenaren, Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken Den Haag.
  • Verloo, N. (invited speaker) (25-3-2011): invited lecture Understanding Conflict as a Socio-Spatial Narrative, Presentation of PhD Research, George Mason University, Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Washington D.C., USA.
  • Verloo, N. (invited speaker) & Cobb, S. (invited speaker) (17-6-2010): Professionals Training in series Rethinking maakbaarheid "Making Stories, Making Communities", Training Professionals, Municipality The Hague.
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