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Matthies-Boon, Vivienne

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Amsterdam


Dr Vivienne Matthies-Boon has an interdisciplinary background that is rooted in Philosophy, Sociology, Politics, Middle Eastern Studies, and Psychology. Being a critical theorist by heart and training, her main aim in her work is to explore greater existential questions related to notions of 'humanness', 'being' and 'suffering' within cross-cultural settings that are dominated by violence and conflict, with the hope of alleviating suffering, enabling understanding and seeking transformation of both self and others. Her work is thus influenced by a great aspiration and motivation for personal and social transformation and global justice - focusing particularly on the political, social and personal ramnifications of trauma.

DISCIPLINE
Political Science
SUB AREAS
Globalization   
Political Economy   
Identity/Representation   
Human Rights   
Islamic Thought   
Democratization   
Current Events   
Colonialism   
Arab Studies   
Cultural Studies   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Egypt   
Syria   
SPECIALTIES
Egypt, socio-economic rights, trauma, emotions, co   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Intermediate)   
English (Native)   
Dutch (Native)   
EDUCATION
DrPH2010PhilosophyUniversity of Liverpool
MA (Hons)2004SociologyUniversity of Warwick
BA2003CCS and MediaUniversity of Leeds
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Vivienne Matthies-Boon






Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Amsterdam, Noord Holland
1016WV
Netherlands

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