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Twelve new researchers will blog about their lives in science, amongst them social geographer Afra Foli.

What does your life look like when you become a scientist? Twelve PhD students will report on their daily lives in science, in videos and blogs. They conduct research at various Dutch universities on topics such as hip-hop and Dutch identity, the brains of MS patients, female voices in the history of philosophy, and what happens to migrants when they are expelled from Europe.

More than sixty PhD students have already blogged on the site Facesofscience.nl about what it is like to work in science. In this way they help students and students from 5 and 6 pre-university education who are faced with a choice in their studies to get a realistic picture of what it is like to be a scientist. Of course the blogs are also of interest to anyone interested in science.

Afra Foli (28), social geography, University of Amsterdam, will join the Faces of Science.

About Afra's research

Urbanization creates waste-problems, especially if infrastructure does not grow along with the size of the city. The urgency surrounding waste-related problems such as floods and pollution is high. Afra examines how the residents of Accra (Ghana) deal with waste as a growing problem and how waste influences social inequalities in the city.

Ms A.A.M. (Afra) Foli

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

GPIO : Urban Geographies