My professional passions? Text work and questions of sustainability.
My personal passions? Nature, yoga, (vegetarian) cooking and literature.
I have a PhD in Economics and Business Administration, an MA in Philosophy, and an MA in Literary Analysis (cum laude, University of Amsterdam and University of California, Los Angeles). I spent one year at the Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, acquiring the Diplôme Superieur de la Langue Française. I have my certificate for Teaching in Higher Education (BKO, basiskwalificatie onderwijs). Moreover, I am a certified yoga instructor. Prior to academia, I worked as program officer/manager at international development institutes Hivos and IICD, and before that as ICT Consultant at different start-ups. I am a bilingual native speaker of English and Dutch.
ResearchMy main research interest is knowledge-intensive organizing for social innovation. I am particularly interested in semi-formal organizational forms. In other words, I study how informal social networks emerge and enable bottom-up forms of collaboration and knowledge sharing, and analyze what this means for organizational strategy.
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Text workI have a passion for text and am an experienced translator, text editor and copy editor. My perfectionist (or: slightly obsessive) nature where it comes to text helps me develop clear, concise and well-structured text communications. If you would like my help or advice in text work (Dutch or English), please contact me! (via julie dot ferguson at vu dot nl)
YogaIBC Amstelland to people with physical injuries and constraints, particularly shoulder and back-related, in close collaboration with shoulder and back experts Karin Hekman (physiotherapist) and Holly Tops (acupuncturist). I completed my teacher training under the private tutelage of Inge Langereis. My yoga practices include mindfulness techniques as well as feldenkrais elements ('awareness through movement').
PersonalI am a total book worm,devouring stacks of (mostly contemporary English) literature whenever I have time to spare. I also love the spicy cuisines of India and the Middle East, and like experimenting with vegetarian Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cooking. Further, I like kick-boxing, yoga, and most of all: doing fun stuff preferably outdoors with my family (husband, 2 kids and 2 cats).
If you have research ideas, proposals, or text work, please do not hesitate to contact me! (via julie dot ferguson at vu dot nl)