A feel for the game of teaching. Everyday life in a super-diverse Dutch school for secondary vocational training. Conference Ethnography and Education, Oxford, sept 2016 (met F. el Bouk & T. Lovert-Reindersma).

Interrogating masculinities. Intersectionality as a heuristic device. Lecture Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, Queen’s University Belfast, mei 2016.

Close encounters in a superdiverse school. Conference On Super-diversity, Universiteit van Amsterdam, nov 2015.

What happened with Multiculturalism without culture? 4th European Conference on Politics and Gender, Universiteit van Uppsala,  juni 2015 (met S. Saharso en S. Duisters).

‘You are a dark person after all.’ ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama (Japan) juli 2014.

Gamer meets streetboy. How superdiversity challenges dominant paradigms of intercultural communication. Institute for Research into Superdiversity, University of Birmingham, juni 2014.

Issues of gender and sexuality in multicultural classrooms. Ida Blom conference ‘Gendered Citizenship’, Bergen (Noorwegen), okt 2013 (met S. Ardjosemito-Jethoe).

Headscarfs, homosexuality, and hooligans. Issues of gender and sexuality in the Dutch populist discourse. Keynote lecture, Research Network on Nordic Populism, University of Turku (Finland), mei 2013.

Liberal and/or critical multiculturalism. European Conference on Politics and Gender, Barcelona, mrt 2013 (met S. Saharso).

Cultural issues, hot issues. On teaching diversity in Dutch higher education. Keynote lecture Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, febr 2013.

‘You are a darky after all.’ Constructions of race and culture in the life stories of native and Moluccan Dutch. Conference The Culturalization of Citizenship, Universiteit van Amsterdam, dec 2012.

The Dutch debate on immigrant integration: from new realism to mainstreaming Islamophobia. 16th Metropolis conference, Ponta Delgada, Azoren, sept 2011.

The blessings of big city life. How to foster democratic virtues and public familiarity. 16th Metropolis conference, Ponta Delgada, Azoren, sept 2011.

The making of good citizens. Testing the civic integration test. Annual meeting of the Netherlands-Flemish Socio-Legal Studies Association, Middelburg, dec 2010.

Citizenship and Belonging: The Dutch case. 15th International Metropolis conference, Den Haag okt 2010.

The class of ’68. How to read life story interviews. Lecture University of Lund, apr 2010.

Sympathetic distrust. The sexual autonomy of women. Lecture University of Malmö, apr 2010.


In the spotlight. A blessing and a curse for immigrant women in the Netherlands. IMISCOE/UT Conference, Universiteit Twente, mei 2008 (met S. Saharso).

Sex, faith and family values. Gender issues in multicultural Europe. Keynote lecture FEMCIT conference, Universiteit van Leiden, jan 2008.

Sympathetic Distrust: Cultural Diversity and the Sexual Autonomy of Women. Workshop on Multiculturalism and Human Rights, University of Toronto, apr 2007 (eveneens aan University of British Columbia School of Nursing, Vancouver, mei 2007).

Beyond innocence. Recent debates on migration and integration in the Netherlands. Keynote lecture Symposium ‘Migration: People on the Move’, Universiteit van Maastricht, febr 2007.

Home is where the heart is. Narrative constructions of identity. Conference ‘Home and Memory: Gender and the Representation of Place’, Lancaster University, nov 2006.

Respect for women and prophets: issues that ignite the globe. Philosophy and Social Sciences Conference, Praag mei 2006.

Cultural Diversity, Gender Equality: the Dutch Case. Conference ‘Gender equality, cultural diversity: European comparisons and lessons I’. London School of Economics, mei 2005 (met S. Saharso)

Cultural Rights and the Autonomy of Women: the Dutch Case. Meeting Pacific Division American Philosophical Association, San Francisco, mrt 2005.

Culture: now you see it, now you don’t…. Conference ‘Making Use of Culture’, Cultural Theory Institute, University of Manchester, jan 2005.

Identiteit en oorsprong. Levensverhalen van Friese en Molukse klasgenoten. Elfde sociaalwetenschappelijke studiedagen SISWO, Amsterdam, apr 2004.

Science & politics. Openingstoespraak Expertenkonferenz ‘Integration in Deutschland und den Niederlanden im Vergleich’,  Goethe Instituut Amsterdam, dec 2003.

Scientific interventions in public debates on multicultural society in the Netherlands. 22e congres  Deutschen Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, sept 2003.

How to face reality. Genres of discourse within Dutch minorities research. Congres “Nationale Paradigmen der Migrationsforschung”, Universität Osnabrück, dec 2002.

Accidental classmates. Life stories at the intersection of ethnicity, class, gender & religion. Conference International Sociological Association, Brisbane (Australië), juli 2002.

Multiculturalisme en feminisme. Openingstoespraak Derde Landelijk Congres Vrouwenstudies. Amsterdam, okt 2001.

Perspectives of multiculturality: differend or dialogue? Congres ‘Ethics and Politics of Cultural Studies’, University of Bath (Spa), juli 2001.

Voorbij de onschuld. Instituut Migratie- en Etnische Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam, mei 2001.

Post-colonial subjects: narratives of Dutchness. Workshop ‘Gender, Ethnicity, and Globalization: Interdisciplinary Perspectives’, Universiteit Maastricht, Vaeshartelt, mrt 2001.

Bodies of knowledge, knowing bodies. Conferentie ‘The body in culture: corporeality in cultural practice’, Centrum voor Vrouwenstudies Universiteit Nijmegen, okt 2000.