Friso van Houdt is Senior Lecturer in the Humanities at Erasmus University College (EUC) Rotterdam.
Friso was trained as a criminologist, sociologist and social philosopher. His research and teaching are informed by an understanding of social philosophy as a 'martial art': a way of defending yourself and others against the discursive and non-discursive structures of violence without having the right for unfair attacks.
This approach comprises a critical reflection upon common sense, a critique of power-knowledge-subjectification and a sense of responsibility for the world we are living in while submitting yourself to the rules of responsible speech.
J.F. van Houdt & W. Schinkel (2019). Laboratory Rotterdam. Logics of Exceptionalism in the Governing of Urban Populations. In P.W.A. Scholten, M. Crul & P.T. Van de Laar (Eds.), Coming to Terms with Superdiversity: The Case of Rotterdam (pp. 133-151). New York: Springer doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-96041-8
J.F. van Houdt (2014, juli 17). The New (Biological) Culture of Control: Neoliberal Communitarianism and the Singularity of the Contemporary Homo Criminalis. Yokohama, Japan, XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, July 13-19, 2014.
J.F. van Houdt (2014, juli 18). Governing the Migration Control Predicament: Reconfiguring Sovereignty-Discipline-Government. Yokohama, Japan, XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, July 13-19, 2014.
J.F. van Houdt (2008, september 11). Citizenship in the Context of Bio-Politics. Innsbruck, ESA Social Theory Conference 'Social Theory and the Sociological Discipline(s)'.
J.F. van Houdt (2014, maart 3). For Sociology, Against Sociological Zoo-keeping. Rotterdam, Cedo Nulli, Pub(lic) Lectures.
J.F. van Houdt (2014, december 8). Neuro-governmentality: assessing the rise and implications of euro-criminology. Rotterdam, Rotterdam: Cedo Nulli, Pub(lic) Lectures.