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Lova Honorary Membership Award 2024

Lova Honorary Membership Award 2024

On 21 June 2024 Lorraine Nencel was awarded the Honorary Membership of Lova because of her great contribution to feminist anthropology and gender studies. The event took place at the seminar for the retirement of Lorraine from the Sociology Department of the Faculty...

Report of Lova Study Day 2023

Report of Lova Study Day 2023

The annual Lova Study Day 2023 was organized as a seminar to commemorate Karin Willemse, Lova chair 1999-2004 and was held at Leiden University on 20 September. Karin had passed away in March 2023 at the age of 61 because of illness she had coped with for quite some...

Lova Marjan Rens Master’s Thesis Award 2023 – winners

Lova Marjan Rens Master’s Thesis Award 2023 – winners

In a ceremony on the Lova Study Day of September 20, 2023, the tenth Lova Marjan Rens Master’s Thesis Award 2023 was handed out to the three winners. Organiser Marina de Regt first explained the history of the award and then presented the report of the jury formed by...

Lova Annual Report 2022

Lova Annual Report 2022

For printing BoardIn 2022 the board consisted of: Jasmijn Rana as chair; Roxane Kroon as secretary, until she left the board per February; Ina Keuper as treasurer; Tine Davids for general affairs; Juliette Roussel for PR. Three new board members joined: Elsa Charléty...

Report of lecture on 10 March 2023

Report of lecture on 10 March 2023

On 10 March 2023, Anne-Maria Makhulu presented the lecture From Epistemicide to Epistemological Disobedience for which the invitation had been sent out in February. The lecture focused on the importance of citing black women scholars in academic publications. The...

Obituary former Lova chair Karin Willemse

Obituary former Lova chair Karin Willemse

Dear Lova-members, We are sorry to have to bring you the very sad news that one of our former Lova chairs and good friend Karin Willemse has passed away. She died last Saturday the 18th of March surrounded by her loved ones after a period of illness. Karin will be...

Report of Lova International Winter School 2022

Report of Lova International Winter School 2022

  From 15 to 18 December 2022, Lova was having its second Winter School on Motherhoods and Feminisms (poster). The four-day event was organised by Irene Arends (UvA), Emmy De Wit (VU), and Joke Struyf (University of Antwerp). Intended for an international...

Blog – Safety in the Field: The Unexpected Critical Shift

Blog – Safety in the Field: The Unexpected Critical Shift

By Kiki Bijleveld The intimate practices of ethnographic fieldwork are imbued with power relations, that sometimes lead to (sexual) harassment and other forms of unsafety. What can the narratives of (ex-)fieldworkers tell us about unsafe working conditions and how can...

Invitation for lecture on 10 March 2023

Invitation for lecture on 10 March 2023

On 10 March 2023, 15:00-16:00 hrs, Anna-Maria Makhulu will talk about epistemic issues in decolonial and feminist anthropology. The lecture is co-organised by Lova, The Decolonizing Collective of Leiden University and the Department of Cultural Anthropology of the...

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