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ISGA Research Seminar: Changing usage of 'Violence' over time

Monday 9 May 2022
ISGA Research Seminar Series 2022
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
Common room ISGA, and via Teams (keek op de week link).

About this research seminar

The presentation describes an ongoing project that focuses on public attitudes towards violence. The central thesis is that the public understanding of what kind of behaviours constitute ‘Violence’ is expanding, to include many different acts that are not necessarily physically violent. We examine evidence for this idea by applying a topic modeling/word embeddings approach to newspaper articles between 2012-2021. We are currently in the process of analysing the data, and Katharina Krüsselmaan would like to share some preliminary results with the group.

About the speaker

Jolien van Breen is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, working on the interdisciplinary programme Social Resilience and Security. Her current research focuses on inter-group conflict and violence. She is specifically interested in how people understand and navigate conflict and violence. 

Discussant: Katharina Krüsselmann
​​​​​​Katharina Krüsselmann is a PhD Researcher and Lecturer at Leiden University’s Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA). She has a background in Cultural Anthropology and Crisis- & Security Management.

Her current research for her PhD and for Project TARGET focuses on the prevalence and impact of gun violence in Europe. Other research interests include other forms of interpersonal violence, identity politics and research methods.

For whom?

The research seminars are open to all levels of seniority  - ranging from PhD candidates to senior professors in order to ensure a vibrant exchange and also feed-back opportunities for all. 

More information

For further information and the teams link, please contact Dr Lydie Cabane.

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