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 cultural literacy in everyday urban life as part of the Erasmus
Initiative Vital Cities and Citizens.
The project examines, for various urban settings in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom in
what ways and to what extent young people from different cultural and social backgrounds
engage with the perceived ‘cultural other’. In specific, Zouhair is interested in how cultural literacy can be used as a framework to understand engagement with the Other, and how students (aged 15-18), in the Netherlands and the…