Laura Keesman appointed Assistant Professor at University of Groningen
Laura Keesman has been appointed Assistant Professor in Sociology at University of Groningen as of November 1st.
As of November 1st Laura Keesman is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology department of the University of Groningen.
At the University of Groningen, she will continue her connection to the Violent Interactions network, with research into violence, policing and embodiment, as well as broadening her focus to large-scale violent interactions such as riots. She will be part of the SCOOP program which focuses sustainable cooperation and resilient societies.
For her dissertation, she conducted an ethnography of the Dutch police, focusing on (experiences of) violent interactions by police officers. These interactions included violence against officers, and use of violence (force) by officers.
She developed a phenomenological-interactionist approach and video based methods to analyze violent police-civilian encounters and officers’ experiences. Her dissertation entitled ‘Being in control: policing bodies, emotions and violence’ will be published and defended in the coming months.