Sanderien Verstappen

anthropology, sociology, mobility, place, film and visual anthropology
South Asia, Gujarat, Europe

Curriculum vitae

2004M.Sc. Cultural Anthropology and Sociology of Non-Western Societies, University of Amsterdam
2007Master of Education: Maatschappijleer/Maatschappijwetenschappen, Free University Amsterdam
2010-2014PhD candidate at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam
2014-2017Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam
2017-2019Postdoctoral Researcher in the Anthropology of Modern South Asia, Leiden University
2017-2019Postdoctoral Research Fellow International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS)
2019Postdoctoral Researcher in Anthropology, University of Tuebingen
2020-presentAssistant Professor in Anthropology, with a focus on Visual Anthropology, University of Vienna


Selected publications

2003 “Dvd brengt Bollywood dichter bij jeugd.” OHM Vani 10,1: 23-25.
2004 “De doorbraak van Bollywood.” Cul 1.
2005 Jong in Dollywood: Hindostaanse jongeren en Indiase films, Amsterdam: Het Spinhuis.
& Mario Rutten, “Callous Bollywood.” EPW, 2 Juli 2005.
“Herkenning Bollywood: fantasie en werkelijkheid door de ogen van Hindustaanse jongeren.” Hindulife magazine 2,4: 12-13.
& Mario Rutten, “IIFA ignores Dutch Hindustanis.” Midday (Indian newspaper), June 26
& Mario Rutten, “The Dutch perspective: a white Dutch perspective of IIFA’s selection of Amsterdam.” Inox 1,4.
2007 & Mario Rutten, “Bollywood and the Indian diaspora: reception of Indian cinema among Hindustani youth in The Netherlands.” In: G. Oonk, Global Indian diasporas, exploring trajectories of migration and theory, Amsterdam University Press.
2011 & Mario Rutten, Review of: Vinay Gidwani, Capital, interrupted: agrarian development and the politics of work in India, Minneapolis, Minn 2008. International Review of Social History 56,2: 344-346.
& Mario Rutten and Isabelle Makay, “Upward and downward mobility through migration: responses to an anthropological documentary on Indian youngsters in London.” IIAS Newsletter 58: 32-33.
2014 & Mario Rutten, “Middling migration: contradictory mobility experiences of Indian youth in London.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 40,8: 1217-1235. doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2013.830884.
2015 & Mario Rutten, “A global town in Central Gujarat, India: rural–urban connections and international migration.” South Asia 38,2: 230-245. online.
& M. Rutten, “Reflections on migration through film: screening of an anthropological documentary on Indian youth in London.” Visual Anthropology 28,5: 398-421. doi: 10.1080/08949468.2015.1085795.
2017 “Mobility and the region: pathways of travel within and beyond Central Gujarat.” Journal of South Asian Development 12,2: 112-135.
2018 “Communal living: religion, class, and the politics of dwelling in Small-town Gujarat.” Contributions to Indian Sociology 52,1: 53-78.
“Frustrations and alliances: The politics of migrant funding for Muslim education in central Gujarat.” In Carol Upadhya, Mario Rutten and Leah Koskimaki (eds), Provincial Globalization in India: Transregional Mobilities and Development Politics. London: Routledge, pp..
2021New Lives in Anand Building a Muslim Hub in Western India. Seattle: University of Washington Press. online access.