(Zouhair) Z Hammana

(Zouhair) Z Hammana
PhD candidate Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of Media and Communication
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Room
M8-17
Email
hammana@eshcc.eur.nl
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Zouhair Hammana (1990) is a PhD candidate at the Erasmus Research Centre for Media,
Communication and Culture. Under the supervision of prof. dr. Susanne Janssen and dr. Marc
Verboord, Zouhair studies the engagement with (cultural) diversity withing secondary education, as part of the Erasmus Initiative Vital Cities and Citizens.

Education is one of the many institutions that is under scrutiny for not being inclusive and diverse, which has resulted in many attempts to ‘diversify’ the institution, in some cases more ‘seemingly’ successful than others.

Dutch secondary education has not escaped this scrutiny either. Conversations have been, and are being, held on diversity spanning from issues such as the problematics concerning textbooks (being not inclusive enough -or as in the case of history textbooks, being too one sided and Western focused), to conversations concerning ‘outwardly display of religiosity’ (as is the case with conversations about whether the hijab should be allowed or not inside the school walls). These are conversations that are touching on the institutional racist character of Dutch secondary education. Within this contextuality, this PhD project sets out to study how secondary education engages with (cultural) diversity in- and outside of the classroom(s), which is to say the engagement with the (cultural) Other. To study this engagement with diversity, this project operates on the notions of openness, performativity and (cultural) disposition amongst others. This project also sets out to comparitively study secondary education in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, schools that are situated in ‘large’ cities, cities which have been selected due to their diverse populations (such as: Rotterdam, Amsterdam, London and Manchester).

Questions that are central in this PhD-project: (1) How do secondary education institutions in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom engage with (cultural) diversity on an institutional level? (2) How do secondary education teachers and students in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom perceive themselves in relation to the perceived ‘Other’, in relation to teaching material perceived as ‘diverse’, or ‘not diverse’, and what practices of openness do these teachers and students employ in classroom encounters? 

Zouhair obtained his master’s degree in Urban Sociology at the Erasmus University of
Rotterdam in 2015. In his thesis he explored the influence of ethnocentric elements in animated
films/cartoons on the ethnocentrism of children between the ages of 5 and 8 years old. Prior to
joining ERMeCC as a PhD candidate, Zouhair worked as a junior lecturer in the Sociology- and
Public Administration bachelor and the Urban Sociology master at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.

  • Zouhair Hammana, Q Gario, M Reijmer, N Köll, C Accord, S Bekkali, M Feili, J Chedda, R Kofi, K Boujbira, S Zeefuik, O Nduwanje, T With, D Suhonic, M You, H Emine, Z Krieger, D Cameron, K Fatah-Black, Y van der Wouden, R Ouédraogo, N Jouwe, F Faïd, A Nzume, E Rouw, M El Maslouhi & S Stutgard (2020) - De Goede Immigrant - Dipsaus en Uitgeverij Pluim

  • Zouhair Hammana (2019) - What would it mean to decolonize the University?

  • Zouhair Hammana, Susanne Janssen & Marc Verboord (2018) - Cosmopolitan opennes in classroom encounters with the Other

Communicating (in)equality in the city

Year
2020
Year Level
BA-3, BA-2
Course Code
CM2086

Research Master Seminar

Year
2020
Year Level
MA-2, MA-1
Course Code
CS5015A

Introduction to Social Science Research

Year
2020
Year Level
BA-1, Pre-master, Pre-master, Pre-master, Pre-master
Course Code
CM1002

Intercultural Communication

Level
BA-1
Year
2020
Year Level
BA-1
Course Code
CM1010

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