T.M.I.C. (Talitha) Stam MSc.
Talitha Stam is a post-doctoral researcher at the Sociology department of Erasmus University Rotterdam.
She received her PhD degree in September 2018, after successfully defending her doctoral dissertation entitled What a Girl Wants: An ethnographic study on the aspirations of 'white' Dutch girls in lower vocational education at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Both the doctoral study and her dissertation has been discussed in various Dutch media, such as: Telegraaf, Radio Rijnmond, Volkskrant, Trouw, Radio 1, Sociale Vraagstukken, De Kanttekening, Erasmus Magazine. Forthcoming: NRC, Studio Erasmus, De Pedagoog.
The study was part of the FP7-funded international research project: Reducing Early School Leaving in Europe (RESL.eu) for which she also managed the longitudinal quantitative and qualitative data collection among young people at-risk of early school leaving in the Netherlands.
Talitha is currently involved in the Erasmus Initiative Vital Cities and Citizens funded research project: Making Rotterdam’s children more resilient: Closing the socio-economic/ethnic gap in students’ school performances by strengthening partnerships between parents, schools, and children. For this, we work in close collaboration with our societal partner Samen Leren/Bureau Frontlijn from the municipality of Rotterdam.
Before joining EUR, Talitha worked as an academic research coordinator at the IS Academy Human Security in Fragile States at Wageningen University for which she travelled to various (post) disaster regions, including Haiti, North Uganda and South Sudan. She combined her studies with journalism reports, producing professional blogs, radio reports and two short documentaries.
T.M.I.C. Stam (2017). Reasons and resources: understanding pupils’ aspirations in lower vocational Dutch education. Ethnography and Education, 12 (3), 259-270. doi: doi.org/10.1080/17457823.2016.1237880[go to publisher's site]
Book Contributions (3)
T.M.I.C. Stam & M.R.J. Crul (2018). What's school got to do with it? Comparing educational aspirations of Dutch and English ‘white’ girls from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. In Comparative Perspectives on Early School Leaving in the European Union (Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education). Oxford: Routledge
L. Van Praag, E. Keskiner, R. van Caudenberg, W. Nouwen & T.M.I.C. Stam (2018). Switching practices in vocational education: A comparative case study in Flanders (Belgium) and the Netherlands. In Comparative Perspectives on Early School Leaving in the European Union. Oxford: Routledge
T.M.I.C. Stam (2017). Rebuilding children’s social networks in the immediate aftermath of Haiti’s earthquake. In Anthropological knowledge on the move. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press
T.M.I.C. Stam (2018, september 20). What a girl wants : An ethnographic study on the aspirations of ‘white’ Dutch girls in multi-ethnic vocational schools. EUR Prom./coprom.: prof.dr. E.A. van Zoonen & prof.dr. M.R.J. Crul.
Semi Scientific Publications (6)
T.M.I.C. Stam (2018, september 20). Witte meisjes met lager mbo onzichtbaar. Trouw, pp. 11.
T.M.I.C. Stam (2018, september 18). Hoe wit privilege bij deze witte meisjes komt en gaat. De Volkskrant
T.M.I.C. Stam (2018, oktober 4). Stam onderzocht ‘onzichtbare’ blanken. De Kanttekening
T.M.I.C. Stam (2018, september 20). ‘Deze meisjes lopen steeds tegen muren aan’. Sociale Vraagstukken
T.M.I.C. Stam (2018, september 26). Deze promovenda wilde laagopgeleide witte meisjes zichtbaar maken. Erasmus Magazine
T.M.I.C. Stam (2018, september 12). ’Witte meisjes’ blijven steken op mbo-2. De Telegraaf
T.M.I.C. Stam (Radio 1) (2018, sep 24). De dromen van meisjes mét een mbo 2 diploma komen zelden uit. [radio-uitzending]. In Spraakmakers. https://www.nporadio1.nl/spraakmakers/onderwerpen/472811-de-dromen-van-meisjes-met-een-mbo-2-diploma-komen-zelden-uit
T.M.I.C. Stam (Jonge meiden en ambities in conflict) (2017, jun 07). Radio Rijnmond. [radio-uitzending]. In Chicks and the City. http://www.chicksandthecity.nl/?p=3223
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