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These are the nominees for the FSS Research Awards 2022

20 December 2022
Every year, the Faculty of Social Sciences grants three research awards: a masterthesis award, a dissertation award and a research award. The winners will be announced on Friday 20 January, at the Talma Event.

You can learn more about the nominees in this brochure, or see below.

Nominees FSS Research Award (junior)

The FSS Research Award aims to bring the most appealing, promising and original research achievements into the spotlight. Each academic department of the FSS may nominate one candidate. This year the FSS Research Award will be granted to a junior research talent.

Tijs van den Broek (Organization Sciences)

Andreu Casas (Communication Science)​

Yarin Eski (Political Science and Public Administration)

Tara Fiorito (Sociology)

Luisa Schneider (Social and Cultural Anthropology)​

In this brochure, you can find more information about the nominees.

Nominees FSS Dissertation Award

The FSS Dissertation Award seeks to increase the high quality of empirical research in the broad field of social sciences. The granting of the FSS Dissertation Award is open to all FSS former PhD students that defended their dissertations in the past two years at the faculty.

Sarah van Duijn (Organization Sciences) ​
Promoters: Sierk Ybema & Henk Nies
Tinkering with tensions: boundary work and collaborative governance

Adane Gebeyehu (Social and Cultural Anthropology) ​
Promoter: Jan Abbink
Vulnerability and Insecurity in the Lower Omo Valley, Ethiopia: Nyangatom adaptive responses to climate change and external development changes

Lisa Marie Kraus (Sociology)​
Promoter: Maurice Crul
Upside-down and inside-out: How do people without a migration background react to being a numerical ethnic minority?

William (Liam) Stephens (Political Science & Public Administration)​
Promoter: Hans Boutellier
Arranging Resilience: The role of social actors in preventing violent extremism

In this brochure, you can find more information about the nominees.

Nominees Johannes van der Zouwen Masterthesis Award

The Johannes van der Zouwen Masterthesis Award is the prize for the best master's thesis in the field of social science research. The master thesis has to be graded with a minimum of 8 and has to be completed and graded a maximum of 1 year before the submission date. Each master programme of FSS may nominate a thesis.

Eline van der Beek
Communication Science 
Voter Preferences and Candidate’s Personality Traits: Researching the Role of Masculinity and Femininity as a cue for Stereotyping of Political Candidates.
Supervisor: Alberto López Ortega

Robbert Dillema
Social and Cultural Anthropology
“Taking it on the chest”: Tactical navigators among youth in the nets of neoliberal confinement
Supervisor: Luisa T. Schneider

Tom Kiel
Political Science 
Community-supported agriculture as a means to reconnect people to nature: A natural quasi-experiment
Supervisor: Joshua Maiyo

Tessa Leegwater
Culture, Organization & Management
When friendship becomes a must: Exploring workplace friendship in a culture of fun through the lens of biopower
Supervisor: Patrizia Hoyer

Marjolein Nillessen
Policy, Communication & Organisation
"Oh No, What Will They Think of Me?” A Meta-Analytical Review of Reputational Concern & (Dis)Honesty
Supervisor: Annika Nieper

Danique de Rijk
Societal Resilience
Smuggling knowledge, policing ‘habitus’ and pioneering innovation: A study on the Public Prosecutor, social innovation & learning-led maritime policing of drug smuggling
Supervisor: Yarin Eski