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Awarded Teaching Buyout Grants

Centre for Urban Studies

In 2019, for the first time, we launched the Teaching Buyout Grants. These grants are provided to assist permanent staff in writing a major research grant application or in the development of a project that benefits the researcher as well as the Centre for Urban Studies and its mission.

Compositions of Security in Times of Precarization

Awarded to Marguerite van den Berg

While we know that decades of welfare reform has destabilized life for many Europeans and labour, for many, no longer supports life, scholarship that looks at precarisation of work, care and infrastructure in its interrelatedness is scarce. Precarisation is understood here as a post-Fordist mode of governing in which life is destabilized (Lorey, 2015). The proposed study aims to carry the empirical study of precariousness (Butler, 2005) and precarisation beyond the focus on labour and the precariousness of individual bodies to the precariousness of everyday and interrelated social practices of work, care and infrastructure.  It looks at how urban Europeans do security.To do this, the proposal builds on theories of precarisation, post-Fordist urbanism and European welfare reform.


A City at Odds with Itself? How Expats are Re-Making Amsterdam

Awarded to Pamela Prickett