dr. (Roy) RBC Huijsmans

dr. (Roy) RBC Huijsmans
Associate Professor International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) Academic staff unit
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Email
huijsmans@iss.nl

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My research concentrates on young people’s situated encounters with development and change, privileging the perspectives of those who are rarely heard. My early research contributed to the recognition of, and the development of theoretical approaches to children and young people as agents in migration. This work is published in leading journals in Development Studies, Human Geography and Childhood & Youth studies and impacted policy discussions on children, youth and migration.

Next I developed the broader project of theoretically accounting for children and young people in relation to international development. Through the idea of ‘generationing development’ I have shown how concepts of age and generation are key to bridging work in the social studies of childhood and youth with critical development studies. The work was first introduced in a Special Issue of a leading Development Studies journal (co-edited) and developed further in a single-edited volume (Palgrave, 2016). 

Currently I’m involved in two major international, comparative research projects. They both focus on young people’s orientation to the future and their pathways into social adulthood (one ESRC-DFID funded, one Canadian Insight Grant funded project). Next to this I am conducting research into young people’s engagement with mobile telephony in rural post-socialist Southeast Asia, shedding light on the intersection between being young and the post-socialist condition. Throughout, my research is characterised by an ethnographic orientation, which informs my writing, methodological choices, research ethics, approach to theory building and conceptualisation, as well as my teaching.

  • R.B.C. Huijsmans, N. Ansell & P. Froerer (Eds.). (2021-2021) European Journal of Development Research, 33(1).
  • S.J.T.M. Evers, S. George, R. Gigengack & R.B.C. Huijsmans (Eds.). (2014-2014) European Journal of Development Research, 26(2).

  • R.B.C. Huijsmans (2014, november 26). Jongeren en Mobiele Telefonie in Laos en Vietnam. Erasmus University Rotterdam, Kindercollege, Wetenschapsknooppunt EUR.

  • R.B.C. Huijsmans (2014). Youthful Mobilities, Prosumer Capitalism and Belonging in the Rural Borderlands of Southeast Asia. CTC 2014: 'Being, Becoming and Belonging' (6th International Conference on Child and Teen Consumption): Edinburgh (2014, april 9 - 2014, april 11).
  • R.B.C. Huijsmans (2013). Children, Childhood and Migration: Some critical thoughts. International conference on 'Childhood and Migration: Gendered and generational perspectives': Vechta (Germany) (2013, december 5 - 2013, december 6).
  • R.B.C. Huijsmans (2012). Why do elderly care? Elderly mothers and adult daughters doing gendered age in transforming Southeast Asia. Paper presented at the Conference on Migration, (Social) Reproduction and Social Protection hosted by the University of East Anglia: London (2012, april 2 - 2012, april 3).
  • R.B.C. Huijsmans (2012). Shifting Regimes of Wealth: Repositioning young people in transforming rural Southeast Asia. Paper presented at the Workshop on ‘Population Dynamics in East and Southeast Asia’, hosted by the British Academy and Royal Society: London (2012, maart 29 - 2012, maart 30).
  • R.B.C. Huijsmans (2011). Unpacking the Gender Paradox in Lao Households¿ Migration Decision-making Processes. Workshop On Householding In Transition: Emerging Dynamics In ‘Developing’ East And Southeast Asia: Singapore (2011, juli 25 - 2011, juli 26).
  • R.B.C. Huijsmans (2011). Teaching (Anti)Trafficking: Some reflections drawing on the Dutch context. Paper presented at the Conference ‘Incorporation Human trafficking in Academic Institutions: The European experience. A regional conference', org. by the Protection Project, Johns Hopkins Univ.: Amsterdam (2011, november 25 - 2011, november 26).
  • R.B.C. Huijsmans & K. Phouxay (2008). `Whether you go illegally or legally in the end it¿s the same, you¿re cheated¿: A study of formal and informal recruitment practices of Lao workers migrating to Thailand. ILO project: Migrant recruitment from the Lao PDR to Thailand – Final Report: Vientiane.

  • R.B.C. Huijsmans, A. Savirani, B. Amin, B.N.F. White, S. Naafs & W.M. Minza (2011). Youth and Generation: A Southeast Asian Perspective. Presentation at the 3rd Southeast Asia Update: Leiden (2011, juni 24).
  • R.B.C. Huijsmans (2011). Lao Childhoods in Transition. Presentation at the 26th Annual conference of the Association of Southeast Asian Studies in the United Kingdom (ASEASUK), Magdalene College: Cambridge (2011, september 9 - 2011, september 11).
  • R.B.C. Huijsmans (2011). (Not) Becoming a Young Migrant: Rural youth, households and networks.

2101 The Making of Development

Title
2101 The Making of Development
Year
2020

2201 Encounters in Development Studies

Title
2201 Encounters in Development Studies
Year
2020

3303 Ethnographic Research

Title
3303 Ethnographic Research
Year
2020

5401 Research Paper

Title
5401 Research Paper
Year
2020

2102 The Making of Development (GMD)

Title
2102 The Making of Development (GMD)
Year
2020

DigitalLives

Title
DigitalLives
Year
2020

Board of Examiners

Title
Board of Examiners
Year
2020

General Information

Title
General Information
Year
2020

4154 Critical Social Policy

Title
4154 Critical Social Policy
Year
2020

3105 Research Paper Preparation

Title
3105 Research Paper Preparation
Year
2020

Major SPD

Title
Major SPD
Year
2020

Additional Information
Co-editor of the series 'Palgrave Studies on Children and Development' (details: http://www.palgrave.com/products/SearchResults.a spx?s=PSCD&fid=1587)

Children's Geographies

Additional Information
Member of the International Advisory Board of Children's Geographies: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cchg20/current#.UcI GcPlmh8E
Role
Member International Editorial Advisory Board
Start date approval
Sep/2013

Associate Professor

University
Erasmus University Rotterdam
School
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Department
Academic staff unit

Kulturstudier

Additional Information
http://www.kulturstudier.com/
Role
Lecturer Development Studies (Viet Nam)
Start date approval
Jan/2010
End date approval
Apr/2017

Deliveroo

Role
Riderrrr
Start date approval
Oct/2019

Address

Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam

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