scientific papers

Academic Papers

Abu-Lughod, L. (2016). The cross-publics of ethnography: the case of “the Muslimwomen”. American Ethnologist, 43(4), 595-608.

Akpan, W., Minkley, G., & Thakrar, J. (2012). In search of a developmental university: Community engagement in theory and practice. South African Review of Sociology, 43(2), 1-4.

Alvesson, M., Hardy, C., & Harley, B. (2008). Reflecting on reflexivity: Reflexive textual practices in organization and management theory. Journal of management studies, 45(3), 480-501.

Bal, E., Grassiani, E., & Kirk, K. (2014). Neoliberal individualism in Dutch universities: Teaching and learning anthropology in an insecure environment. Learning and Teaching, 7(3), 4672.

Badat, S. (2010). The challenges of transformation in higher education and training institutions in South Africa. Development Bank of Southern Africa. Available at http://www. dbsa. org/Research/Higher% 20Education% 20and% 20Training/The% 20chal lenges% 20of% 20transformation% 20in% 20higher% 20education% 20and% 20training, 2., accessed August 18th 2015.

Bailey, M., & Freedman, D. (2011). The assault on universities: A manifesto for resistance. London: Pluto Press.

Barker, D. (2004). The scholarship of engagement: A taxonomy of five emerging practices. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 9(2), 123-137.

Baudrillard, J. (2009). The Vanishing Point of Communication. In: D.B. Clarke, M. Doel, W. Merrin & R.G. Smith (eds.) Jean Baudrillard: Fatal Theories. Abingdon: Routledge.

Bauman, Z. (2000). Liquid modernity. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Bhattacharyya, Gargi, and Karim Murji. "Introduction: race critical public scholarship." Ethnic and Racial Studies 36.9 (2013): 1359-1373.

Barinaga, E., & Parker, P. S. (2013). Community-engaged scholarship: Creating participative spaces for transformative politics. Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 11(4).

Beaulieu, M., Breton, M., & Brousselle, A. (2018). Conceptualizing 20 years of engaged scholarship: A scoping review. PloS one, 13(2), e0193201.

Beck, U. (1992). Risk society: Towards a new modernity. New Delhi: Sage.

Boyer, E. L. (1996). The scholarship of engagement. Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 18-33.

Bender, G. (2008). Exploring conceptual models for community engagement at higher education institutions in South Africa. Perspectives in Education, 26, 15.

Boersma, F.K., Kraiukhina, A., Larruina, R., Lehota, Z., & Nury, E.O. (2018). A port in a storm: Spontaneous volunteering and grassroots movements in Amsterdam. A resilient approach to the (European) refugee crisis. Journal of Social Policy & Administration, 1-15.

Burawoy, M. (2004). Public sociology: South African dilemmas in a global context. Society in Transition, 35(1), 11-26.

Burawoy, M. (2007). Open the social sciences: To whom and for what? Portuguese Journal of Social Science, 6(3), 137-146.

Burawoy, M. (2014). Introduction: Sociology as a combat sport. Current Sociology, 62(2), 140155.

Calhoun, C. (2006). The university and the public good. Thesis Eleven, 84(1), 7-43.

Capps, R., K. Newland, S. Fratzke, S. Groves, G. Auclair, M. Fix & M.McHugh (2015). Integrating refugees in the United States: The successes and challenges of resettlement in a Global Context. Statistical Journal of the IAOS, 31, 341–367

Cherrington, A. M., Scheckle, E., Khau, M., De Lange, N., & Du Plessis, A. (2019). What does it mean to be an ‘engaged university’? Reflections from a university and school-community engagement project. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 14(2), 165–178.

Cooper, D. (2009). University-Civil Society (U-CS) research relationships: The importance of a ‘fourth helix’alongside the ‘triple helix’ of University-Industry-Government (UIG) relations. South African Review of Sociology, 40(2), 153-180.

Crouch, C. (2004). Post-democracy. Cambridge: Polity.

Desai, A., & Bohmke, H. (1997). The death of the intellectual, the birth of the salesman: the South African intellectual during the democratic transition. Debate, 3, 10-34.

Diefenbach, T. (2007). The managerialistic ideology of organisational change management. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 20(1), 126-144.

Engbersen, G. (2009). Fatale remedies: Over de onbedoelde gevolgen van beleid en kennis. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Erasmus, M. (2007). Supporting academic staff as champions of service learning. Education as Change, 11(3), 109-126.

Erasmus, M., & Albertyn, R. (eds). (2014). Knowledge as Enablement: Engagement between higher education and the third sector in South Africa. Bloemfontein: SUNmedia.

Espititu, Y.L. (2014). Body Counts: The Vietnam War and Militarized Refuge(s). Berkeley: University of California Press.

Essed, P. (2013). Women social justice scholars: risks and rewards of committing to anti-racism. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 36(9), 1393-1410.

Essed, P., & Nimako, K. (2006). Designs and (Co) Incidents Cultures of Scholarship and Public Policy on Immigrants/Minorities in the Netherlands. International journal of comparative sociology, 47(3-4), 281-312.

Fassin, D. (2013). Why Ethnography Matters: on Anthropology and its Publics. Cultural Anthropology, 28(4), 621-646.

Feldman, R. M., & Stall, S. (2004). The dignity of resistance: women residents' activism in Chicago public housing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Freire, P. (1970). Pedagogy of the Oppressed. First Published in USA by Herder and Herder.

Ghorashi, H. (2014). Bringing polyphony one step further: Relational narratives of women from the position of difference. Women’s Studies International Forum (WSIF), 43, 59-66.

Ghorashi, H., & Ponzoni, E. (2014). Reviving agency: taking time and making space for rethinking diversity and inclusion. European Journal of Social Work, 17(2), 161-174.

Ghorashi, H. & C. Brinkgreve (2010). Licht en Schaduw: 15 vrouwen over leven en overleven. Amsterdam: VU Uitgeverij.

Ghorashi, H. & M. van Tilburg (2006) “When is My Dutch Good Enough”? Experiences of Refugee Women with Dutch Labour Organisations. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 7(1), 51-70.

Ghorashi, H. (2007). Giving Silence A Chance: The Importance of Life Stories for Research on Refugees. Journal of Refugee Studies, 21(1), 117-132.

Ghorashi, H. (2005). Agents of Change or Passive Victims: The Impact of Welfare States (The case of The Netherlands) on Refugees. Journal of Refugee Studies, 18(2), 182-198.

Ghorashi, H. (2003). Multiple Identities between Continuity and Change: The narratives of Iranian women in Exile. Focaal: European Journal of Anthropology, 42, 63-77.

Gill, R (2009) Breaking the silence: The hidden injuries of neo-liberal academia in Flood,R. & Gill,R. (Eds.) Secrecy and Silence in the Research Process: Feminist Reflections. London: Routledge

Greenwood, D. (2008). Theoretical Research, Applied Research, and Action Research: The Deinstitutionalization of Activist Research. In: C.R. Hale (ed.) Engaging Contradictions: Theory, politics and methods of activist scholarship. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Greenwood, D. J., & Levin, M. (2006). Introduction to action research: Social research for social change: SAGE publications.

Gubrium, J. F., & Holstein, J. A. (1998). Narrative practice and the coherence of personal stories. Sociological Quarterly, 39(1), 163-187.

Hale, C. R. (2008). Engaging contradictions: Theory, politics, and methods of activist scholarship: Univ of California Press.

Hall, S. (1990). Cultural Identity and Diaspora. In: Jonathan Rutherford (ed.) Identity: Community, Culture, Difference. London: Lawrence & Wishart.

Hall, M. (2010). Community engagement in South African higher education. Kagisano Series no. 6., online paper at, last accessed August 20th 2015.

Harding, S. (1993). Rethinking standpoint epistemology: What is “strong objectivity”? In: L. Alcoff & E. Potter (eds.) Feminist Epistemologies. London: Routledge.

Hlatshwayo, M., & Vally, S. (2014). Violence, resilience and solidarity: The right to education for child migrants in South Africa. School Psychology International, 35(3), 266–279.

IJsseling, S. (1999). Macht en onmacht. Essay. Amsterdam: Boom.

Jacobsen, M. H., & Tester, K. (2014). Inleiding. In: Wat is het nut van sociologie?: gesprekken met Michael Hviid Jacobsen en Keith Tester. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Jinnah, Z. (2015). Rational routes? Understanding Somali migration to South Africa. In: Martin van der Velde and Ton van Naerssen (eds.) Mobility and Migration Choices. Surrey: Ashgate.

Kajner, T. (2013). Beyond the Binary. In: Shultz, L., & Kajner, T. (eds.) Engaged Scholarship: The Politics of Engagement and Disengagement. Rotterdam, NL: Sense Publishers.

Keet, A. (2014). Spectacle and spectators: higher education and the 'disappearance' of democracy: Part 1: exploration of the critical relationship between higher education and the development of democracy in South Africa. South African Journal of Higher Education, 28(3), 849-865.

Kaag, M. M. A., and M. Ocadiz. "A plea for kaleidoscopic knowledge production." Rethinking development. Routledge, 2019.

Khau, M., De Lange, N., & Athiemoolam, L. (2013). Using participatory and visual arts-based methodologies to promote sustainable teaching and learning ecologies: Through the eyes of pre- service teachers. The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 9(3).

Khoo, S.-m. (2013). Between Engagement and Citizenship. In: Shultz, L., & Kajner, T. (eds.) Engaged Scholarship: The Politics of Engagement and Disengagement. Rotterdam, NL: Sense Publishers.

Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen. (2013). Naar een raamwerk voor de kwaliteitsbeoordeling van sociaalwetenschappelijk onderzoek. Adviesrapport voorbereid door de Commissie Kwaliteitsindicatoren sociale wetenschappen. KNAW.

Kincheloe, J. L. (2009). Critical complexity and participatory action research: Decolonizing “democratic” knowledge production. In Education, participatory action research, and social change (pp. 107-121). Palgrave Macmillan, New York.

Kymlicka, W., & Norman, W. (2000). Citizenship in diverse societies. New York: Oxford University Press.

Mapadimeng, M. S. (2012). Sociology and inequalities in post-apartheid South Africa: A critical review. Current Sociology, 61(1), 40-56.

Medina, J. (2013). The epistemology of resistance: Gender and racial oppression, epistemic injustice, and resistant imaginations. New York: Oxford University Press.

Mills, C. W. (2000). [1959] The sociological imagination. New York: Oxford University Press.

Motala, E. (2015). Public Scholarship, Democracy and Scholarly Engagement. Educational Research for Social Change, 13

Motala, Enver & Salim Vally (2015). Editorial. Post-School Education Review (Education Policy Consortium, South Africa), 1(3), 1-32.

Oliveria, E., & Walker, R. (Eds.). (2019). Mwangaza mama. A participatory art-based project. MoVE Projec. African Centre for Migration & Society.

O'Connor, A. (2007). Social science for what? Philanthropy and the social question in a world turned rightside up. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Park, P. (1999). People, knowledge, and change in participatory research. Management Learning, 30(2), 141-157.

Park, P. (2006). Knowledge and participatory research. In: Reason P. & Bradbury H. (eds),

Ponzoni, E., H. Ghorashi & S. van der Raad (2017) Caught between norm and difference: Narratives on refugees’ inclusion in organizations. Equality, diversity and inclusion: An international Journal,

Rast, M. C., & Ghorashi, H. (2018). Dancing with ‘the other’: Challenges and opportunities of deepening democracy through participatory spaces for refugees. Social Inclusion, 6(1), 188-198.

Ripero-Muñiz, N., & Fayad, S. (2016). Metropolitan nomads: A journey through Jo’burg’s “little Mogadishu”. Anthropology Southern Africa, 39(3), 232–240.

Saltmarsh, J., Hartley, M., & Clayton, P. (2009). Democratic Engagement White Paper. New England Resource Center for Higher Education, Retrieved from

Shultz, L., & Kajner, T. (2013). Engaged Scholarship: The Politics of Engagement and Disengagement. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Small, S. A., & Uttal, L. (2005). Action‐oriented research: Strategies for engaged scholarship. Journal of Marriage and Family, 67(4), 936-948.

Soudien, C. et al. (2008). Report of the Ministerial Committee on Transformation and Social Cohesion and Elimination of Discrimination in Public Higher Education Institutions. Pretoria: Department of Education.

Soudien, C. (2012). The promise of the university: What it’s become and where it could go. In: B. Leibowitz (ed.) Higher education for the public good: Views from the South. Stoke on Trent, USA: Trentham Books.

Stall, S. (2010). Civic Sociology. The Sociological Quarterly, 51(4), 537-549.

Svensson, L., Ellström, P.-E., & Brulin, G. (2007). Introduction–on interactive research. International Journal of Action Research, 3(3), 233-249.

Valenzuela, A., & Escudero, K. (2009). California Dreaming: Estimates of Los Angeles Dream-ActEligible Students. Los Angeles 2009 State of the City Report. Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs, 9-13.

Vanyoro, K. P. (2019). ‘Skeptics’ and ‘believers’: Anti-trafficking, sex work, and migrant rights activism in South Africa. Gender & Development, 27(1), 123–137.

Van Liempt, I., & Nijenhuis, G. (2020). Socio-Economic Participation of Somali Refugees in the Netherlands, Transnational Networks and Boundary Spanning. Social Inclusion, 8 (1), 264-274.

Vogelgesang, L. J., Denson, N., & Jayakumar, U. M. (2010). What determines faculty-engaged scholarship? The Review of Higher Education, 33(4), 437-472.

Watson, D. (2008). The university in the modern world: Ten lessons of civic and community engagement. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 3(1), 43-55.

Wood, L., & Damons, B. (2017). Fostering a School-Community Partnership for Mutual Learning and Development: A Participatory Action Learning and Action Research Approach. In L. L. Rowell, C. D. Bruce, J. M. Shosh, & M. M. Riel (Eds.), The Palgrave International Handbook of Action Research (pp. 771–783).

Ybema, S., Keenoy, T., Oswick, C., Beverungen, A., Ellis, N., & Sabelis, I. (2009). Articulating identities. Human Relations, 62(3), 299-322.

Young, I. M. (2002). [2000]. Inclusion and democracy. New York: Oxford University Press.

Young, I. M. (2007). Structural Injustice and the Politics of Difference. In: Justice, Governance, Cosmopolitanism, and the Politics of Difference: Reconfigurations in a Transnational World. Distinguished W.E.B. Du Bois Lectures 2004/2005. Berlin: Humboldt University, 79-116.

Zanoni, P., & Janssens, M. (2007). Minority Employees Engaging with (Diversity) Management: An Analysis of Control, Agency, and Micro‐Emancipation. Journal of Management Studies, 44(8), 1371-1397.

essays & reports

Essays & Reports

Ghorashi, H., Reitsma, B., & Kovacs, Z. (2017) Experimenteren met innoverende verbindingen. Sociale Vraagstukken.

Ghorashi, H. (2016). Kans op een nieuw leven. De Helling, 29(1), 57-61.

Ghorashi, H. (2016). Levensverhalen doorbreken het wij-zij denken. Tijdschrijft voor biografie, 4(2), 51-58.

Ghorashi, H. (2016). Wat als u een vluchteling was? Veerkracht in de Nederlandse civil society. Tijdschrift voor Biografie, najaar 2016, 4-11.

Ghorashi, H. (2015). Waarom is racisme taboe in Nederland? In: Davidović, M., & Terlouw, A. (red.), Diversiteit en Discriminatie: Onderzoek naar processen van in- en uitsluiting (pp. 183-200). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

columns & blogs

Columns & Blogs

Rast, M. (29 maart 2018). De uitsluitende kracht van ”normaal doen.” Kennisplatform Integratie & Samenleving (KIS).

Rast, M. (22 mei 2018). Exclusionary power of “acting normal.” IMISCOE PhD Network.

Ghorashi, H. (2 mei 2017). Voed de veerkracht van vluchtelingen. KIS.

Ghorashi, H., Reitsma, B., & Kovacs, Z. (10 april 2017) Van small talk naar een waardevolle buurtgemeenschap. Sociale vraagstukken.

Ponzoni, E., & Ghorashi, H. (18 december 2017). Kansen vluchtelingenvraagstuk door verbinding oud en nieuw. KIS.

Ghorashi, H. (23 juli 2015). De mythe van taalbeheersing. KIS.

Ghorashi, H. (26 september 2015) ‘Vluchtelingen: een andere mindset voor Europa?’ Sociale vraagstukken.

Ghorashi, H. (2012). Verhalen kunnen wel reizen. Asiel en Migrantenrecht (A&MR),7, 383.

Ghorashi, H. (2010). De prijs van engagement en de verleiding van afstand. Sociologie Magazine, 32.

Ghorashi, H. (2006). Het belang van ontmoeting. De Rotarian, 76(2), 18-20.

Ghorashi, H. (2006). Onverwachte geestverwanten. Asiel & Migrantenrecht (A&MR), 10, 567.

Zizek, S. (2011). Democracy is the enemy. LRB Blog. (accessed 17th of March 2015).


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