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 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 United Kingdom, use this frameworkÂ in their engagement with people, ideas, beliefs and artefacts from cultural backgrounds of the ‘other’, how this can be explained and how this influences and/or shapes the (cultural) identity of these young citizens.
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.