dr. S.R.J.M. van Bohemen

dr. S.R.J.M. van Bohemen
Assistant Professor Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Department of Public Administration and Sociology/ Sociology
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Erasmus University Rotterdam
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vanbohemen@essb.eur.nl
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Samira van Bohemen is a cultural sociologist and postdoctoral researcher at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

Her research mainly deals with everyday Identity Politics and distinguishes itself through its serious engagement with pleasure. Since the beginning of her PhD research, Samira has studied the social implications and ramifications of pleasure: how different social groups (come to) experience some activities as pleasurable (or not) and how these experiences are connected to identity.

For her PhD thesis ‘The Magic of the Red Hat’ she studied the Red Hat Society, an international leisure organisation of women over fifty who publicly adorn themselves with red hats, purple clothes…

Samira van Bohemen is a cultural sociologist and postdoctoral researcher at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

Her research mainly deals with everyday Identity Politics and distinguishes itself through its serious engagement with pleasure. Since the beginning of her PhD research, Samira has studied the social implications and ramifications of pleasure: how different social groups (come to) experience some activities as pleasurable (or not) and how these experiences are connected to identity.

For her PhD thesis ‘The Magic of the Red Hat’ she studied the Red Hat Society, an international leisure organisation of women over fifty who publicly adorn themselves with red hats, purple clothes, boas and flashy jewellery. Her research not only shows that these Red Hatters’ pleasure in conspicuousness rejects ageist and gendered social stereotypes about ‘middle-aged women’, but also – more broadly – that public play can create a relatively safe space for marginalised social groups to negotiate identity.

Continuing this interest in pleasure, she currently studies young people and ‘Good Sex’ in a series of projects made possible by a large research grant from the Dutch Fund for Sexuality Research (FWOS), an SOS grant from the Dutch Scientific Association for Sexologists (NVVS), and an EUR Fellowship. These projects look at how young people define and practice good sex in different public spaces (both online and offline), and engage questions of how ethnicity, gender and class become implicated in these practices.

Samira’s research is interdisciplinary and uses both qualitative and quantitative methods. Special mention goes to her extensive qualitative data collection in creative contexts, like her fieldwork during a seven-day cruise to Norway as a PhD student, and at parties and festivals as a postdoctoral researcher.

In addition to these activities, Samira teaches various courses at the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Erasmus University College, and the Erasmus Graduate School of Social and Behavioural Sciences and the Humanities, amongst which in the top-rated Research Master in the Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts. She also used to be editor of the popular journal Sociologie Magazine, and the peer-reviewed journal Sociologie for which she currently serves in the editorial board.

      • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen, P. Achterberg, D. Houtman & K. Manevska (2012). Spirituality and Environmental Consciousness in the Netherlands: A Comparison of Holistic Spirituality and Christian Dualism. In P. Heelas (Ed.), Spirituality in the Modern World (Volume Four) (pp. 164-182). London: Routledge
      • 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
      • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen (2015). Review of the book Diversity in family life: gender, relationships and social change by Elisabetta Ruspini [Bespreking van het boek Diversity in family life: gender, relationships and social change]. Community, Work & Family, 18(4), 457-459.
        • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen, E.A. van Zoonen & S. AupersEmbodying the Fantasy. The Role of Fun and Fantasy in the Negotiations of Gender Performed by the "Red Hat Society". Paris, Paper presented at the 9TH CROSSROADS in Cultural Studies.
        • L. Zoonen & S.R.J.M. van Bohemen (2017, april 29). Good music for good sex. Loughborough, United Kingdom, CRCC seminar series, University of Loughborough.
        • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen (2016, oktober 10). Waarom is iedereen anders? Of: Waarom wil iedereen anders zijn? Rotterdam, Nederland, Eramsus discovery programme.
        • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen (2014, februari 22). Zijn wij ons brein? Rotterdam, Nederland, Ouderdag Cedo Nulli, studentenverining Cedo Nulli.
        • S.R.J.M. van BohemenPlezier en politiek in een ludiek schouwspel: Kritische vertogen over vrouwelijkheid en leeftijd bij de Red Hat Society. Nijmegen, NSV Dag van de Sociologie.
        • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen & E.A. van Zoonen (2011). Dethroning the Serious: How Members of the "Red Hat Society" Reconstruct Cultural Discourses of Femininity and Ageing. NSV Dag van de Sociologie: Gent.
        • K. Manevska, P. Achterberg, D. Houtman & S.R. van Bohemen (2010). Vrouwen en postchristelijke holistische spiritualiteit in Nederland. Dag van de Sociologie: Groningen (10 juni 2010).
        • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen & P. Achterberg (2010). Towards more social permissiveness? Modernization and social permissiveness amongst the young in the Netherlands. Dag van de Sociologie: Groningen (2010, juni 10).
        • P.H.J. Achterberg, D. Houtman, K. Manevska & S.R.J.M. van Bohemen (2009). Knowledge and the Public Evaluation of Hydrogen Technology; Surveying the Netherlands. 6TH ACTS Sustainable Hydrogen Conference: Ede (2009, november 5).
        • D. van de Bongardt & S.R.J.M. van Bohemen (2018). Methodology for qualitative sex research and focus groups. 14th congress of the European Federation of Sexology: Albufeira, Portugal (2018, mei 9 - 2018, mei 12).
        • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen (2018). Open interviewing.
        • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen (2017). Introduction to qualitative interviewing.
        • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen (2012). 'Studieadviseur, een spiegel voor studenten.' Een interview met Ilja Fase.
        • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen (2011). 'Oosten als antwoord op levensvragen in Westen.' Een interview met Colin Campbell.
        • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen (2011). 'In een tijd van mondialisering?' Een interview met Jeroen van der Waal.
        • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen (2019). Plezier en politiek in een ludiek schouwspel: Kritische vertogen over vrouwelijkheid en leeftijd bij de Red Hat Society. NSV Dag van de Sociologie: Nijmegen, Nederland.
        • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen & C.L.A. Willemse (2019). Introduction to participatory research method Photovoice.
        • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen (2017). Goede seks voorbij angst en verveling: De flow van seksualiteit, etniciteit en gender in techno, salsa en kizomba feesten. NVVS wetenschapsdag 'It takes three to tango... chronische ziekten en seksualiteit': Utrecht, Nederland.
        • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen, L. den Hertog & L. Zoonen (2017). Music as a resource for the sexual self: How young people in the Netherlands use music for good sex. 15th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media: Athens, Greece.
        • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen & L. den Hertog (2016). Goede muziek bij goede seks: Wat vinden Nederlandse jongeren? NSV Dag van de Sociologie: Tilburg, Nederland.
        • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen (2015). Creativity as resistance: Working-class femininity and the Red Hat Society. NSV Dag van de Sociologie: Amsterdam, Nederland.
        • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen (2015). Dressed in purple with a hat that is red: On the fluidity between conformance and resistance of femininity within the Red Hat Society. Contribution to the research workshop Everyday Aesthetics and the Cultural Industries in a Globalizing World: Amsterdam., The Netherlands.
        • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen (2013). The Red Hatters: Negotiating gender through fun, fantasy and play. Poster presented at the International Communication Association 63rd Annual Conference: London.
      • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen (Ed.). (2017) Sociologie.
      • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen (Ed.). (2014) Sociologie Magazine.
      • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen (2018). EUR Fellowship. Overig.
      • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen (2017). SOS Grant (awarded by the Netherlands Association for Sexologists) for the research 'Sexuality and the self(ie)'. Overig.
      • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen (2016). Graduate School Award for PhD Excellence for best PHD thesis. Overig.
      • I. Van Oorschot, S.R.J.M. van Bohemen, L. Van Zoonen, W. Schinkel & T. Krijnen (2015). FWOS Grant (awarded by the Dutch Fund for Sexuality Research) for the research project 'Good sex: How young people perceive and practice good sex'. Overig.
      • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen (2013). Young Talent Award (Cultuurfondsbeurs) Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. Overig.
      • S.R.J.M. van Bohemen. The magic of the red hat: A study in the sociology of play and identity performance. EUR Prom./coprom.: L. Van Zoonen & dr. S. Aupers.
  • Individualisation & Globalisation

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

    Role
    Member Editorial Board
    Start date approval
    Sep/2017

    Sociologie

    Role
    Co-Editor
    Start date approval
    Mar/2014
    End date approval
    Sep/2017

    Sociologie Magazine

    Role
    Co-Editor
    Start date approval
    Mar/2011
    End date approval
    Mar/2014
  • Assistant Professor

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Department
    Department of Public Administration and Sociology/ Sociology
    Country
    The Netherlands
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