PhD defence D.V. (Dara) Ivanova


Prof. dr. R.A. Bal


Dr. I. Wallenburg

Thursday 3 Sep 2020, 11:30 - 13:00
PhD defence
Senate Hall
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On Thursday 3 September 2020 D.V. (Dara) Ivanova will defend her dissertation, entitled: 'Care/Place: Unsettling place in healthcare'.

This dissertation is about the significance of 'place’ in the governance of healthcare in the Netherlands. Places are everywhere in healthcare; care always happens somewhere. This is why understanding and mobilizing 'place' as a focal point in healthcare research is necessary and fruitful. The central question of the project is how does place matter for who is governing, what is being governed and to what effects? The aim is to examine the relation between ‘place’ and governance by focusing on somewhat odd and unconventional empirical cases.

In her research, Dara looks for unusual, quirky places of care, because within these, the importance of 'place' as an analytical concept can be observed very clearly. Examples of her research places are a tiny island's under-performing nursing home, a foundling room, a living lab and a cemetery. 

Due to Corona, the PhD defences do not take place publicly in the usual way in the Senate Room or the Professor Andries Querido Room. The candidates will defend their dissertation either in a small group or online.

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