Roy Kemmers (1980) is Lecturer in Sociology at Erasmus University College and a PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology at Erasmus University Rottedam.
As a cultural sociologist I am interested in processes of cultural change, as manifested in the (changing) meanings that are attributed to such topics as politics, religion, identity, gender and ethnicity.
In my PhD project I study contemporary popular discontents about politics by taking a cultural sociological perspective. With this project I aim to develop a theory about political discontents that emphasizes the importance of ordinary people’s own definitions of the situations they find themselves (and society) in.
In different parts of my…