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Dr Sara de Jong

Profile summary

  • Research Staff
  • Research Fellow Citizenship & Governance; Co-Lead Justice, Borders, Rights stream
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • School of Polis, Phil, Econ, Dev, Geog
  • Politics
  • sara.dejong@open.ac.uk

Professional biography

Sara de Jong is co-lead of the 'Justice, Borders, Rights' research stream and Research Fellow of the Research Area Citizenship and Governance. She obtained her PhD in Politics (2010) from the University of Nottingham, Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice.

Before joining The Open University, Sara de Jong was a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Department of Development Studies, University of Vienna, researching the role of 'cultural brokers' in third sector organisations in the context of the governance of migration.

She has held visiting fellowships at the University of Goettingen, the International Institute of Social Studies, the Hague, the School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds, the Jan van Eyck academy, Maastricht and the University of Nottingham.

Research interests

She currently conducts research on the claims for protection, rights and settlement by Afghans and Iraqis who have worked for Western military forces and development organisations, as well as on the activities and strategies of their supporters. Her broader research interests are the politics of civil society and NGOs in relation to migration, gender and development.

Her PhD research was published as a monograph with Oxford University Press in the Gender and IR book series under the title Complicit Sisters: Gender and Women's Issues across North-South Divides. Her work has been published in various journal articles in e.g. the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies; Politics, Groups and Identities; International Feminist Journal of Politics; Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Social Inclusion.

Selected recent publications include (extended list can be found under the publications tab:

Teaching interests

Sara de Jong has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in international development, conflict and IR; migration; political theory: (post-)colonialism, and gender at different HE institutions in the UK, the Netherlands, Austria and Germany.

She currently co-supervises three PhD students at The Open University in the fields of international development, migration and gender.

She is interested in critical pedagogy and innovation in learning and recently co-edited the (open access) special issue 'Decolonising the University' with R. Icaza, R. Vázquez, and S. Withaeckx  (2017), Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 20(3). Together with Sanne Koevoets, she edited the book Teaching Gender with Libraries and Archives: The Power of Information  (CEU Press). Free download available

 

Impact and engagement

Sara de Jong contributed to the 2017 'Who are We' Tate Exchange, a week-long event on identity, belonging, migration and citizenship through arts and audience participation at the Tate Modern museum, as part of The Open University Tate Exchange Associates' Consortium.

 

The findings of her FP7 research project BrokerInG about refugee, migrant and ethnic minority staff of social sector organisations in the field of migration have been disseminated in blogs, workshops, and public lectures, for instance at the Migration Museum Project in London.

Third Sector Dissemination Brochure Research Results  Employing the Cultural Broker in the Governance of Migration and Integration, 2016

External collaborations

Sara de Jong is on the international advisory board of the Rowman & Littlefield International book series 'Studies in Social and Global Justice', and associate editorial board member of Sociological Research Online.

She is co-chair of Atgender: the European Association for Gender Research, Education, and Documentation. 

I am affiliated researcher at the Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality (ARC-GS), University of Amsterdam and at Atria, Institute on Gender Equality and Women's History, Amsterdam.

Publications

Demand and Deliver: Refugee Support Organisations in Austria (2017-09-19)
de Jong, Sara and Ataç, Ilker
Social Inclusion, 5(3) (pp. 28-37)
Editorial: Decolonising the University (2017-09)
de Jong, Sara; Icaza, Rosalba; Vázquez, Rolando and Withaeckx, Sophie
Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 20(3) (pp. 227-231)
The co-optation of feminisms: a research agenda (2017)
de Jong, Sara and Kimm, Susanne
International Feminist Journal of Politics ((Early Access))
Migrationsmanagement: Praktiken, Intentionen, Interventionen (2017)
de Jong, Sara; Messinger, Irene; Schütze, Theresa and Valchars, Gerd
Journal für Entwicklungspolitik, XXXIII(1) (pp. 4-21)
Managing Migration with Stories? The IOM “i am a migrant” Campaign (2017)
de Jong, Sara and Dannecker, Petra
Journal für Entwicklungspolitik, XXXIII(1) (pp. 75-101)
Beyond Good News and Bad News: Narrating Gender in Political Science (2016-12-21)
de Jong, Sara
Italian Political Science: The Professional Review of The Italian Political Science Association, 11(2)
Relocating subalternity: scattered speculations on the conundrum of a concept (2016-10-25)
de Jong, Sara and Mascat, Jamila M. H.
Cultural Studies, 30(5) (pp. 717-729)
Converging logics? Managing migration and managing diversity (2016)
de Jong, Sara
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42(3) (pp. 341-358)
Female migrants as ‘Mediators between Two Worlds’: Spatial-Temporal Articulations of Intersectional Positions (2015)
de Jong, Sara
Journal of Diversity and Gender Studies (DiGeSt), 2(1-2) (pp. 111-126)
Editorial: Gendered Fortress Europe (2014-08)
de Jong, Sara; Koevioets, Sanne and van Leeuwen, Fleur
Journal for Gender Studies / Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 17(2) (pp. 105-113)
Discontinuous intersections: second-generation immigrant girls in transition from school to work (2014)
Farris, Sara R. and de Jong, Sara
Ethnic and Racial Studies, 37(9) (pp. 1505-1525)
Intersectional global citizenship: gendered and racialized renderings (2013)
de Jong, Sara
Politics, Groups and Identities, 1(3) (pp. 402-416)
Intersectionalizing European politics: bridging gender and ethnicity (2013)
Mügge, Liza and de Jong, Sara
Politics, Groups and Identities, 1(3) (pp. 380-389)
Redactioneel – Oral history (2012)
de Jong, Sara and Wieringa, Saskia
Journal for Gender Studies / Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 2 (pp. 2-4)
Constructive Complicity Enacted? The Reflections of Women NGO and IGO Workers on their Practices (2009)
de Jong, Sara
Journal of Intercultural Studies, 30(4) (pp. 387-402)
Complicit Sisters: Gender and Women's Issues Across North-South Divides (2017)
de Jong, Sara
Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations
ISBN : 9780190626563 | Publisher : Oxford University Press (forthcoming) | Published : Oxford
Refugees at Work: (Ent-)Wertung von Wissen im sozialen Sektor (2017-05-16)
de Jong, Sara
In: Karasz, Lena ed. Migration und die Macht der Forschung : Kritische Wissenschaft in der Migrationsgesellschaft
ISBN : 9783990462201 | Publisher : ÖGB-Verlag
Cultural Brokers in Post-Colonial Migration Regimes (2016)
de Jong, Sara
In: Dhawan, Nikita; Fink, Elisabeth; Leinius, Johanna and Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu eds. Negotiating Normativity: Postcolonial Appropriations, Transformations and Contestations (pp. 45-59)
ISBN : 978-3-319-30983-5 | Publisher : Springer
Mainstream(ing) has never run clean, perhaps never can: Gender in the Main/Stream of Development (2016)
de Jong, Sara
In: Harcourt, Wendy ed. The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Development: Critical engagements in feminist theory and practice (pp. 92-105)
ISBN : 978-1137382726 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Diversity Politics and the Politics of Difference (2014)
de Jong, Sara
In: Vieten , Ulrike M. ed. Revisiting Iris Marion Young on Normalisation, Inclusion and Democracy (pp. 87-105)
ISBN : 978-1-349-49466-8 | Publisher : Palgrave
Introduction (2013)
Koevoets, Sanne and de Jong, Sara
In: de Jong, Sara and Koevoets, Sanne eds. Teaching Gender with Libraries and Archives: The Power of Information. Teaching with Gender. European Women’s Studies in International and Interdisciplinary Classrooms (pp. 1-10)
ISBN : 978-615-5225-60-4 | Publisher : ATGENDER, Central European University Press | Published : Hungary
The Library as Knowledge Broker (2013)
de Jong, Sara and Wieringa, Saskia
In: de Jong, Sara and Koevoets, Sara eds. Teaching Gender with Libraries and Archives: The Power of Information. Teaching with Gender. European Women’s Studies in International and Interdisciplinary Classrooms (pp. 13-30)
ISBN : 978-615-5225-60-4 | Publisher : ATGENDER, Central European University Press | Published : Hungary
Core feminist texts in Europe online: teaching with the FRAGEN database (2013)
de Jong, Sara; Vriend, Tilly and Meulmeester, Gé
In: de Jong, Sara and Koevoets, Sanne eds. Teaching Gender with Libraries and Archives: The Power of Information (pp. 76-86)
Publisher : CEU Press
False Binaries: Altruism and Selfishness in NGO Work (2011)
de Jong, Sara
In: Fechter, Anne-Meike and Hindman, Heather eds. Inside the Everyday Life of Development Workers: The Challenges and Futures of Aidland (pp. 21-40)
ISBN : 978-1-56549-324-7 | Publisher : Kumarian Press
Teaching Gender with Libraries and Archives: The Power of Information (2013)
de Jong, Sara and Koevoets, Sanne eds.
Teaching with Gender. European Women’s Studies in International and Interdisciplinary Classrooms
ISBN : 978-615-5225-60-4 | Publisher : ATGENDER and Central European University Press | Published : Hungary
Focus: Families and relationships across crises (2017-05-02)
Gabb, Jacqui and de Jong, Sara
Discover Society, 44
Employing the Cultural Broker in the Governance of Migration and Integration: Summary of Research Results (2016)
de Jong, Sara
University of Vienna
Crossing Gendered Borders (2014-08-01)
Bracke, Sarah; de Jong, Sara; Koevoets, Sanne; van Leeuwen, Fleur and Oldersma, Jantine
Amsterdam University Press
Gendered Fortress Europe (2014-08-01)
de Jong, Sara; Koevoets, Sanne and van Leeuwen, Fleur
Amsterdam University Press
Scientific Findings of the Neskak Gora Project on Second Generation Immigrant Girls and Young Women from North African and South Asian Families in Europe (2011)
Barrère Unzueta , M. A. D; Morondo Taramundi, D; Farris, S. F. and de Jong, S.
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Intersections of Aid: Women NGO workers’ reflections on their work practices (2009)
de Jong, Sara
Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice, Nottingham.

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