Where else she has worked
Anouka works as Senior Advisor with the Gender Equity Team of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in Amsterdam. In 2007, she completed her PhD at Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands), for a thesis titled The ABC of unsafe sex. She has worked for six years as Assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology and Development Studies and is currently affiliate researcher at the Institute for Gender Studies at the same university.
Other work on gender and institutional change
Anouka has done research, advisory work and training on gender mainstreaming, norm diffusion, policy change and norm diffusion, transnational advocacy networks and social movements. She has a strong basis in gender and sexuality studies, and is recently inspired by a governmental perspective. Her work operates on the interfaces between academia and practice, and she seeks to create synergies between practice-based knowledge, empirical research, conceptual reflection and critical theory.
- Gender Norm Dynamics in Regional Governance
(Anna van der Vleuten, Anouka van Eerdewijk & Conny Roggeband, edited volume forthcoming with Palgrave)
- Escaping the Mythical Beast – Gender Mainstreaming Reconceptualised
(Anouka van Eerdewijk & Tine Davids, Introduction to forthcoming special issue ‘Journal of International Development’)
- Virginity in a Multidimensional Perspective: Negotiating Pre-Marital Sex in Dakar.
(chapter in The Ashgate Research Companion to Sexuality and Religion edited by Andrew Yip & Stephen Hunt, 2012, Ashgate)
- Substantive Gender Mainstreaming and the Missing Middle.
(Anouka van Eerdewijk & Ireen Dubel, 2012, in ‘Gender and Development’, volume 19, number 3)
- Governmentalities and Moral Agents in the Local/Global Nexus: Male Pre-marital Sexuality in Dakar, Senegal.
(Tine Davids, Francien van Driel & Anouka van Eerdewijk (2011), in ‘Globalizations’, volume 8, number 2)
Dreams & Passions
“Questioning and interrogating the political and cultural dimensions and trends of the time in which we live, contributing to articulating how power operates in that, and carving out space to critically engage with that in a way that can make a difference for the future. I also like to dance. I practice tai chi and meditation. I enjoy my life with my husband and kids.”