dr. (Roy) RBC Huijsmans

Biography

Research agenda:

My research is concerned with how children and young people are affected by and contribute to societal development and change. For this I have studied young people’s role in migration, their engagement with schooling and (un)paid work, the role of mobile technologies in young people’s lives, popular culture and dance, young adults’ involvement in the gig economy, and young people’s engagement with the future through the concept of aspiration. In my research, I privilege the perspectives and experiences of children and youth and on this basis speak back to dominant ideas underpinning policy and practice. Much of my research takes an ethnographic approach and is mostly conducted in Southeast Asia (especially Laos) and Europe (especially the Netherlands). My research has been published in leading journals in Development Studies, Human Geography and Childhood & Youth studies, and in various books.

 

Teaching agenda:

I have taught across the ISS MA programme in development studies, contributing to the field of social policy, childhood and youth studies, research technique courses (ethnography), and general introductory courses to development studies. I also regularly give guest lectures at other universities in the Netherlands and abroad. My teaching is research based and engages with the experiences students bring into the classroom. In order to engage students with diverse learning styles I use (audio)visuals in my teaching and have experienced with various forms of blended learning. My overall approach to teaching is to guide students through the learning material and in doing so help them find and construct their own learning pathways.

International Institute of Social Studies

Associate professor | Academic staff unit
Email
huijsmans@iss.nl
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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Work

  • Roy Huijsmans (8 May 2014) - 'Young people in Laos and research grants', interview with Roy Huijsmans by [Thessa Lageman]

  • Nicola Ansell, Peggy Froerer & Roy Huijsmans (2022) - Sociological Review Online (Journal)
  • Peggy Froerer, Nicola Ansell & Roy Huijsmans (2022) - Ethnography and Education (Journal)
  • Roy Huijsmans & Katarzyna Grabska (2022) - Music and Arts in Action (Journal)
  • Roy Huijsmans, N Ansell & P Froerer (2021) - European Journal of Development Research (Journal)
  • Roy Huijsmans, Nicola Ansell & P Froerer (2021) - European Journal of Development Research (Journal)
  • Roy Huijsmans (2014) - Jongeren en Mobiele Telefonie in Laos en Vietnam
  • SJTM Evers, S (Shanti) George, R Gigengack & Roy Huijsmans (2014) - European Journal of Development Research (Journal)
  • Roy Huijsmans (2013) - Children's Geographies (Journal)
  • Roy Huijsmans (2013) - Palgrave handbook of Econometrics (Journal)
  • Roy Huijsmans (2011) - Workshop On Householding In Transition: Emerging Dynamics In ‘Developing’ East And Southeast Asia

Major SPD

Year
2023
Course Code
ISS-SPD-22-23

Global Poverty, Local Solutions

Year
2023
Course Code
ISS-MI-8102

General Information

Year
2023
Course Code
ISSGENERAL-23-24

3105 Research Paper Preparation

Year
2023
Course Code
ISS-3105-23-24

4154 Critical Social Policy

Year
2023
Course Code
ISS-4154-23-24

Board of Examiners

Year
2023
Course Code
ISS-BOE-23-24

Major SPD

Year
2023
Course Code
ISS-SPD-23-24

2101 The Making of Development

Year
2023
Course Code
ISS-2101-23-24

3303 Ethnographic Research

Year
2023
Course Code
ISS-3303-23-24

4311 Children, Youth and Development

Year
2023
Course Code
ISS-4311-23-24

5401 Research Paper

Year
2023
Course Code
ISS-5401-23-24

News regarding dr. (Roy) RBC Huijsmans

Rural schooling and good life in late socialist Laos

A study of representations of rurality as featured in Lao primary school textbooks
Rural life in late socialism - book cover

Music and dance as a pathway to development

Special open source issue of Music and Arts in Action on ‘Transgressing and Reworking Social Boundaries through Dance and Music’
Performance by Prumsodun Ok

Targeting children and young people in the Vietnamese telephony market

Roy Huijsmans investigates age-based marketing strategies by network providers, arguing that young people form a market frontier in the mobile media landscape
Roy Huijsmans 2021

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