(Roy) R Kemmers MSc

(Roy) R Kemmers MSc
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Erasmus University College (EUC)
Location
Nieuwemarkt 1A, Rotterdam
Telephone
0628719397
Email
kemmers@euc.eur.nl
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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…

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 dissertation I analyse 1) the different types of political discontents that can be found in the letters to the editor of Dutch popular newspaper De Telegraaf, 2) the socialization of discontented citizens into (what I refer to as) their ‘anti-establishment careers’, and 3) the differences between populist party voters and nonvoters in their subjective abilities to perform meaningfully in politics.

Through these efforts, I engage theory on populism, political distrust, participation and deviance. Taken together, these different analyses inspire a problematisation of the exclusive focus on the institutional-political domain of many relevant theories.

I am a co-editor for the full-colour Dutch quarterly Sociologie Magazine and I take part in an EU-wide think tank of early stage researchers on populist political communication (COST Action IS1308).

      • R. Kemmers, J. van der Waal & W. de Koster (2018). Burgers op afstand? Naar een beter begrip van ontevreden burgers. In S..L. de Lange & J. Zuure (Eds.), #WOEST: De kracht van verontwaardiging (pp. 72-87). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press
      • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen, R. Kemmers & W. de Koster (2011). Secular Intolerance in a Post-Christian Society: The Case of Islam in the Netherlands. In D. Houtman, S. Aupers & W. de Koster (Eds.), Paradoxes of Individualization: Social Control, Social Exclusion and Social Conflict in Contemporary Modernity (pp. 141-155). Aldershot: Ashgate
        • R. Kemmers (2017, januari 6). Identity and the self in Sociology - Guest lecture. Erasmus University Rotterdam, Man & Society course @EUC.
        • R. Kemmers (2016, september 10). Channeling Discontent? Nonvoters, Populist Party Voters and their Affective Political Agency. Prague, Czech Republic, General Conference of the European Consortium of Political Research.
        • R. Kemmers, S. Aupers & J. van der Waal (2015, februari 28). Becoming Politically Discontented: Anti-establishment Careers of Dutch Nonvoters and Populist Party Voters. New York, United States of America, Annual Meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society.
        • R. Kemmers (2013, mei 28). Understanding anti-establishment discourse among Dutch citizens. Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Dag van de Sociologie.
        • R. Kemmers (2013, augustus 31). Becoming Politically Discontented: How Dutch Nonvoters and PVV- voters Have Come to Reject Established Politics. Uppsala University, Sweden, Fourth Conference of the European Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (EU SSSI).
      • R. Kemmers, S. Aupers, D. Houtman & J. van der Waal (2012). Popular Discontents about Dutch Government A Typology based on Letters to the Editor of de Telegraaf, 1950-1959 and 2000-2009. Dag van de Sociologie: Utrecht (2012, mei 23).
      • R. Kemmers, W. de Koster, T. Antonio, G. Vegter & L. van der Vorst (2007). Economische belangen en repressie van fraude. Dag van de Sociologie: Rotterdam (2007, mei 31).
  • Qualitative Research

    Title
    Qualitative Research
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (Level 200)

    Deviance

    Title
    Deviance
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (Level 200)

    Highlights of Sociology

    Title
    Highlights of Sociology
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (Level 200)

    Gender Equality in Global Arena

    Title
    Gender Equality in Global Arena
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (Level 200)

    Stratification

    Title
    Stratification
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (Level 300)

    Individualisation & Globalisation

    Title
    Individualisation & Globalisation
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (Level 300)

    A Global View on Migration

    Title
    A Global View on Migration
    Year
    2019
    Year level
    (Level 300)
  • Sociologie Magazine

    Additional Information
    Hoofdredacter van Sociologie Magazine
    Role
    Chief Editor
    Start date approval
    Nov/2018

    Sociologie Magazine

    Role
    Co-Editor
    Start date approval
    Feb/2014
  • University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Department
    Erasmus University College (EUC)
    Country
    The Netherlands
    Telephone
    0628719397

Address

Visiting address

Nieuwemarkt 1A 3011 HP Rotterdam

Postal address

Nieuwemarkt 1A 3011 HP Rotterdam