(Irene) I. van Oorschot MSc

(external) researcher Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Department of Public Administration and Sociology (DPAS).
Erasmus University Rotterdam
T 15-10
+31 10 4082077

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I. van Oorschot, P. Mascini & D. Weenink (2017). Remorse in Context(s): A Qalitative Exploration of the Negotiation of Remorse and Its Consequences. Social & Legal Studies, 26 (3), 359-377. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/09646639[go to publisher's site]

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Irene van Oorschot is a PhD student at the Department of Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Irene van Oorschot, Msc. attained a Bachelor’s in Liberal Arts and Sciences at University College Utrecht (2007), after which she pursued a research master in the social sciences at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research. In this context, she spent eight months in Sana’a, Yemen, to ethnographically study young women’s khat consumption.

In 2012, she started her PhD research at Erasmus University. In this project, she aims to ethnographically trace the unfolding of criminal court cases. She is particularly interested in the legal case file, for instance in the ways it mediates epistemic access to the events in (legal) question, the distributed work practices that coalesce around these files, and the particular material and temporal “recalcitrance” of these objects in judges’ sense-making and truth-finding practices. In her approach she is informed and inspired by the social study of knowledge practices and particularly, actor network-theoretical approaches.

Her research interest more broadly lie in the question of knowledge and truth – how and where are these produced, how do they circulate? - and the question of materiality – how and where do artifacts, objects and instruments in and for knowledge-making make what kind of differences?

      • I. van Oorschot (2013). Alleen Maar Nette Mensen: Seks, de Natie, en Cultuur [Bespreking van het boek Not Under my Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex]. Sociologie, 9(3-4), 406-412.
      • I. van Oorschot (2011). Youth, Space, and Sexuality: An Exploration of the Literature. (Extern rapport). Amsterdam: Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Seksualiteit
        • I. van Oorschot (2013, november 28). 'Whose Science? Whose Knowledge?' Feministische Kennis- en Wetenschapskritiek. Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Lecture.
        • I. van Oorschot (2014, december 11). Case Files in Action: Folding and Unfolding Practices in Legal Truth-finding. Rotterdam, PhD Day.
        • I. van Oorschot & W. Schinkel (2015, januari 15). Het dossier als grensobject: Allo- en autoreferentie in het strafrecht. Antwerpen, VSR Conference: Sociology of Law in Europe.
        • I. van Oorschot (2014, september 19). Ironie als Situatie: Saint Orlan's Lichaamskunst. Perdu, Amsterdam, Achtung Ironie.
        • I. van Oorschot (2013). Holding Worlds Together: The Legal Case File. PhD Day: Erasmus University Rotterdam (2013, december 19).
        • I. van Oorschot (2013). Seeing Like a Judge: File Work and Visualizing Practices in a Criminal Court. AHRC Network Technoscience, Law and Society Symposium: Canterbury, Kent (2013, oktober 24).
        • I. van Oorschot (2013). Feminist Standpoints or Accountabilities? Questions for Craig Calhoun. Symposium with Prof. Craig Calhoun: Erasmus University Rotterdam (2013, november 7).
        • G. Schippers, P. Mascini, D. Weenink & I. van Oorschot (2013). Judges? Choices and Rankings of Sentence Types: An Explorative Study at a Dutch Police Court. Paper presented at the Law and Society Conference, session Comparative Case Studies in Criminal Justice: Boston, United States (2013, mei 28 - 2013, juni 2).
        • G. Schippers, P. Mascini, D. Weenink & I. van Oorschot (2012). Ongelijkheid naar rechterlijke beslissingen over strafsoorten. VSR-jaarvergadering: Wijk aan Zee (2012, januari 12 - 2012, januari 13).
      • I. van Oorschot (Ed.). (2015) Sociologie.
        • I. van Oorschot (2009, september 1). The Female Qat Chew. Yemen Today, the Ramadan Issue
        • J. Harambam & I. van Oorschot (2012, juni 11). Copyright? Copywrong! NRC Next
      • I. van Oorschot (2018, februari 2). Ways of case-making. EUR Prom./coprom.: prof.dr. R.J. van der Veen & prof.dr. P. Mascini.
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    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Department of Public Administration and Sociology (DPAS).
    +31 10 4082077


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