dr. (Abdessamad) A Bouabid

dr. (Abdessamad) A Bouabid
Assistant professor Erasmus School of Law Criminology
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Room
L3-121
Email
bouabid@law.eur.nl
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Title of research: Mods & Mocros: Strategies Used by Moroccan Youth in the Netherlands and Belgium to Cope with their Representation in the Media.

Promotor: Prof. R. van Swaaningen

Through a qualitative analysis of Dutch and Belgian media discourse, this research project entails an inquiry into the media discourse on Moroccan Dutch and Belgian male adolescents. It also involves an inquiry into the effects this labelling has on the daily lives of Moroccan male adolescents in terms of coping strategies, such as resistance, isolation, disintegration, radicalisation or adaptation, and inspiration and motivation. The study will be conducted by means of face-to-face interviews, focus- group interviews, and participant observations of social gatherings.

This research arises from an academic curiousity about the positive or negative effects of discourse on social deviants, and focuses on moral panic - societal overreaction - as the facilitator of these effects. It will provide further elaboration on and a deeper understanding of the theoretical concepts of denial (societal under-reaction, taboo, political correctness) and cultural trauma (societal appropriate reaction) - which currently lack scrutiny and explicit conceptualisation - and their stance towards each other. The societal relevance of the research lies in new insights into several societal phenomena, based on combining theoretical and empirical knowledge. The study will deliver new and relevant insights from within Moroccan communities, which can help policy makers and street-level bureaucrats in understanding and dealing with a wide variety of social problems facing Moroccan youths.

Abdessamad studied Criminology at ESL from 2006 to 2010. After completing this Bachelor and Master study, he worked at the COT Institute for Safety, Security, and Crisis Management as a researcher-advisor. During his work there, he wrote a research proposal together with Professors René van Swaaningen and Richard Staring, for which he was granted the NWO Mosaic grant in November 2011. Since then, 80% of his time has been dedicated to this PhD thesis, and 20% to teaching courses to Criminology students.

  • Abdessamad Bouabid, Rene Swaaningen & Richard Staring (2011) - Devils and saints. Coping strategies of Moroccan male adolescents in the Netherlands and Belgium with their media representation

  • Abdessamad Bouabid (1 January 2019) - Een folk saint bevindt zich op glad ijs - Een folk saint bevindt zich op glad ijs

2.5P Advisory Skills

Year
2020
Course Code
FSWE2-053-A

2.5C Deviance and Crime in the City

Year
2020
Course Code
FSWE2-052-A

Introduction to Criminology

Level
bachelor 1
Year
2020
Year Level
bachelor 1
Course Code
RC111

Border crossing, security and social jus

Level
master
Year
2020
Year Level
master
Course Code
RIMC03

Criminological Research Methodology

Level
bachelor 2
Year
2020
Year Level
bachelor 2
Course Code
RC206

Graduation Project Master Criminology

Level
master
Year
2020
Year Level
master
Course Code
RS127

Master’s thesis

Level
master
Year
2020
Year Level
master
Course Code
RIMCS1

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