(Roy) R. Kemmers MSc

(Roy) R. Kemmers MSc
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Erasmus University College (EUC)
Location
Nieuwemarkt 1A, Rotterdam
Room
UC 1-
Telephone
+31 6 28719397
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).

  • Qualitative Research

    Title
    Qualitative Research
    Year
    2018
    Year level
    (Level 200)

    Deviance

    Title
    Deviance
    Year
    2018
    Year level
    (Level 200)

    Highlights of Sociology

    Title
    Highlights of Sociology
    Year
    2018
    Year level
    (Level 200)

    Stratification

    Title
    Stratification
    Year
    2018
    Year level
    (Level 300)

    Individualisation & Globalisation

    Title
    Individualisation & Globalisation
    Year
    2018
    Year level
    (Level 300)

    A Global View on Migration

    Title
    A Global View on Migration
    Year
    2018
    Year level
    (Level 300)
  • Sociologie Magazine

    Additional Information
    Also manager of the journal's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SociologieMagazine
    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
    Nederland
    Telephone
    +31 6 28719397

Address

Visiting address

Nieuwemarkt 1A 3011 HP Rotterdam

Postal address

Nieuwemarkt 1A 3011 HP Rotterdam