Erasmus fellowships for Jess Bier and Jolien Grandia

Both dr. Jess Bier en dr. Jolien Grandia, researchers at the Department of Public Administration and Sociology, received from the Executive Board of the Erasmus University Rotterdam received a EUR fellowship.

Dr. Jess Bier | Project: Data Streams and Cargo Flows: The Labor Consequences of the Datafication of Logistics

This study investigates how new technologies are transforming trade practices in the Port of Rotterdam and beyond, therefore affecting global labor inequality. Rotterdam is a worldwide shipping leader that increasingly relies on data and ‘smart’ technologies. These make shipping more efficient, but also potentially strengthen unequal trade networks.

Dr. Jess Bier is an assistant professor of urban sociology at the Department of Public Administration and Sociology, Erasmus University Rotterdam, where she studies the social and political geographies of science and technology. She is the author of Mapping Israel, Mapping Palestine: How Occupied Landscapes Shape Scientific Knowledge (MIT Press, 2017).

Dr. Jolien Grandia | Project: Decentralized procurement of care

Nowadays, Dutch municipalities are responsible for the provision of youth and home care. To provide clients with this care, municipalities procure goods and services, such as walkers, cleaning services and dyslexia training, from healthcare providers. With a well-designed procurement process municipalities can perform better in providing this care. This research will examine what influences the choices of municipalities in the procurement process and how this affects their performance in providing care.

Dr. Jolien Grandia works as assistant professor at the Department of Public Administration and Sociology, Erasmus University Rotterdam. , She is researching transformations in public procurement, such as the implementation of sustainable public procurement and the decentralization of youth and home care. Furthermore, she teaches and coordinates courses as well as the international MISOC bachelor.  She previously worked as an assistant professor at the Radboud University Rotterdam.

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