dr. ir. Yvon van der Pijl
y.vanderpijl@uu.nl
Associate Professor
Social Sciences - Cultural Anthropology
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Yvon van der Pijl received her PhD at Utrecht University, Department of Cultural Anthropology, with the dissertation ‘LEVENDE-DODEN: Afrikaans-Surinaamse percepties, praktijken rituelen rondom dood en rouw (‘LIVING-DEAD: African-Surinamese Perceptions, Practices and Rituals surrounding Death and Mourning). She studied at Wageningen University Research Centre where she obtained her MSc degree in Rural Development Studies. She got a Radboud Scientific Education Grant for a post-graduate study in ethics at Tilburg University and Radboud University Nijmegen. While finishing her dissertation she became Assistant Professor at the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Utrecht University.

Yvon van der Pijl has published on the anthropology of death, creolization, transnationalism, mobility, trafficking, Suriname and the Dutch Caribbean (see publications). At present her research focuses on death studies (‘death on the move’, ritual creativity, commodification and transnationalization of the mortuary sphere), global health, biopolitics, ageing and care over distance, disaster anthropology (vulnerability and disaster in the Caribbean) and human trafficking.

Yvon van der Pijl is director of the master’s program Cultural Anthropology: Sustainable Citizenship. See for more information: http://www.uu.nl/masters/en/cultural-anthropology-sustainable.

Currently she teaches amongst others the undergraduate course Ethnicity & Nationalism, and master's courses Citizenship in the New World Order, Ethnographic Methods & Research Design, and Academic Professional. She is supervisor of both master's studens and PhD students.

Yvon van der Pijl is member of the UU Cultural Anthropology Research Group Sovereignty and Social Contestation in Complex Societies (SoSCo). See for more information: http://www.uu.nl/onderzoek/gedrag-in-sociale-context/onderzoeksprogrammas/sovereignty-and-social-contestation-in-complex-societies.

Interests & Expertise

Caribbean studies (Suriname, Dutch Caribbean, nationness, (non)sovereignty and belonging); anthropology of death; global health, biopolitics, ageing and care over distance; disaster anthropology; African-Caribbean culture, religion and identifications; cultural pluralism, creolization; globalization, mobility and human trafficking.

Research

The Birth of a Multicultural Funeral Home (working title)

Yvon van der Pijl is research partner in the development of a multicultural funeral home in Amsterdam (council South-East), the Netherlands. The project is realized by Funeral Organization Yarden that started in 2014 with the participatory preparations for the design and building of funeral home. It is expected that the new funeral home will open its doors to the public in 2016.

Casualties of Care: Ageing, End-of-Life & Well-Being

Yvon van der Pijl developed research on ‘Casualties of Care’ that involves an exploration of the transnational connections between health care, contemporary technologies, policy and media hubs, and the ways they: 1) affect ageing and current end-of-life issues and decisions, including the experience of loss and grief; and 2) create (new) forms of biological citizenship, i.e. the right to have access to institutional medical (state) support that recognize (in)capabilities of the body. The assumption is that a growing number of old, sick, poor and lonely people, having their relatives abroad or otherwise absent, are becoming deprived of the axiomatic ‘traditional’ (family, community) safety net—even if just a myth—whereas other institutions for care and responsibility (e.g. palliative care, elderly or nursing homes, mental institutions) are either lacking or merely a ‘last resort’ of social isolation, passivity, neglect and abjection.

Yvon van der Pijl stresses this important research area, as ageing and chronic illness are no longer issues of concern to the so-called Western, industrialized countries alone. On the contrary, care of the elderly and mortally sick becomes an urgent question for societies and health care systems worldwide, in which, additionally, “aging, morbidity and death are increasingly viewed as ‘technological failures’ rather than as inevitable human trajectories” (Scheper-Hughes 2010: 318). The resulting global spread of health care uncertainty, and the phenomenon of transnational and transgenerational care confronts us with very actual, pressing (research) questions.

Research findings will, among others, published in the series ‘Life Course, Culture & Aging: Global Transformations’ (Berghahn Books under the auspices of the Association for Anthropology and Gerontology (AAGE) and the American Anthropological Association Interest Group on Aging and the Life Course).

Imagining the Nation in the Classroom: A Study of the Politics of Belonging and Nationness on Sint Maarten & Sint Eustatius

Yvon van der Pijl is co-applicant of the NWO-funded research project (research programme: Carribean Research: A Multidisciplinary Approach): Imagining the Nation in the Classroom: ‘A Study of the Politics of Belonging and Nationness on Sint Maarten & Sint Eustatius.’ The aim of this project is to study and compare the making and remaking of hegemonic ideologies of belonging and nationness in primary schools on the islands of Sint Maarten & Sint Eustatius.

For details about the project see: http://www.imaginingthenation.org

See also: http://www.erlacs.org/index.php/erlacs/article/download/9982/1049

Babel in the Dutch Caribbean

Yvon is co-applicant of the research project ‘Babel in the Dutch Caribbean’ that aims to push forward the boundaries of research on language, culture, citizenship and rights in the Dutch Caribbean, foregrounding the relation between language policies and pedagogic practices on the one hand, and the situated and processual nature of citizenship, and processes of in-/exclusion on the other (hand). The project is funded by the UU research focus area ‘Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights’ (CCHR), see for more information: http://cchr.uu.nl

Human Trafficking Imagined

Yvon van der Pijl is research partner in the project ‘Human Trafficking Imagined.’ This ongoing research project, together with Cultural Criminology, Willem Pompe Institute, focuses on the link between law enforcement conditions in new EU-member states and trafficking victimization in these countries (e.g. Bulgaria/ Romania). Two research projects were funded by the UU Focus and Mass Research Programme Conflict and Human Rights (now CCHR). 

 

Academic affiliations

Yvon van der Pijl is secretary of Stichting Instituut ter Bevordering van de Surinamistiek (IBS, Dutch Association for the Study of Suriname and the Caribbean), see: http://www.surinamistiek.nl.

Yvon van der Pijl is member of the editorial board of Oso: Tijdschrift voor Surinamistiek en het Caraïbisch gebied (Oso: Joural for the Study of Suriname and the Caribbean), see: http://www.osojournal.nl/oso/.

She is also member of the editorial board of the series Bronnen voor de Studie van Suriname (BSS, Series for the Study of Suriname).

Yvon van der Pijl is board member of the Dutch Association of Anthropologists (Antropologen Beroepsvereniging, Abv) on behalf of the Department of Cultural Anthropology, UU. See for more information: http://antropologen.nl.

Yvon van der Pijl is member of INTEGRATE International Network of Generational Transfers Research. See for more information: http://www.integratenet.org.

Strategic themes / Focus areas
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FORTHCOMING 2017. Some Limits of Caring at Distance: Aging and Transnational Care Arrangements between Suriname and the Netherlands. In Caring on the Move: Ethnographic Explorations of Aging and Migration Across Societies, eds. Azra Hromadžic & Monika Palmberger. New York: Berghahn Books (Berghahn Series Life Course, Culture and Aging: Global Transformations).

All publications
  2017 - Scholarly publications
van der Pijl, I.H. (2017). The Birth of a Multicultural Funeral Home. Death Studies, 41 (1), (pp. 42-50) (9 p.).
  2016 - Scholarly publications
van der Pijl, I.H. (2016). Death in the family revisited - Ritual expression and controversy in a Creole transnational mortuary sphere. Ethnography, 17 (2), (pp. 147-167) (20 p.).
van der Pijl, I.H. (2016). The Birth of a Multicultural Funeral Home. Death Studies
  2016 - Popularising publications
Eijkemans, Y.A.M.J., Kanters, C.L. & van der Pijl, I.H. (2016). Sustainable Citizenship. ICA, (pp. 12-15).
  2016 - Other output
van der Pijl, I.H. (2016). Aging in the Diaspora: Shifting Care Regimes and the Myth of Family Care in the Netherlands and Beyond.
van der Pijl, I.H. (2016). The Birth of a Multicultural Funeral Home: Awkward Encounters and Gazing.
  2015 - Scholarly publications
van der Pijl, Yvon & Guadeloupe, Francio (2015). Imagining the Nation in the Classroom: Belonging and Nationness in the Dutch Caribbean. European review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 98, (pp. 87-98) (12 p.).
van der Pijl, I.H. (2015). Van multiculturalisme naar duurzaam burgerschap - Tien jaar master Culturele Antropologie (Universiteit Utrecht). Journal of social intervention: Theory and Practice, 24 (2), (pp. 71-77) (8 p.).
van der Pijl, I.H. (2015). Vervolg je reis en struikel niet: antropologie van dood en taboe. Tijdschrift over Cultuur & Criminaliteit, 5 (3), (pp. 10-25).
  2015 - Other output
van der Pijl, I.H. (2015). The Birth of a Multicultural Funeral Home.
  2014 - Scholarly publications
Van Der Pijl, Yvon & Goulordava, Karina (2014). Black Pete, "smug ignorance," and the value of the black body in postcolonial Netherlands. New West Indian Guide/Nieuwe West-Indische Gids (NWIG), 88 (3-4), (pp. 262-291) (30 p.).
  2014 - Other output
van der Pijl, Yvon (2014). Politics of Care: Ageing, End-Of-Life and Transnational Care Arrangements.
van der Pijl, Yvon (2014). The Unbearable Lightness of Healthy Ageing and Dying Well.
van der Pijl, Yvon (2014). Who Cares? Ageing, End-Of-Life and Transnational Care Arrangements.
van der Pijl, Yvon (2014). Who Cares? Ageing, Transnational Care Arrangements and the Question of Morality.
  2013 - Scholarly publications
van der Pijl, Y. (2013). Funerary Rites - Suriname (Afro-Suriname). In P. Taylor & F.I. Case (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions (pp. 785-810) (26 p.). Chicago: University of Illinois Press.
  2013 - Other output
  2012 - Scholarly publications
van der Pijl, Y. (2012). 'De prijs van de dood: Transnationalisering en commercialisering van Surinaams-Creoolse doodsrituelen'. Volkskunde, 113 (3), (pp. 325-342) (18 p.).
van der Pijl, Y. (2012). 'Ruth San A Jong: De laatste parade'. Journal Title Tijdschrift: Oso: Tijdschrift voor Surinamistiek en het Caraïbisch gebied.
  2012 - Other output
van der Pijl, Y. (14.11.2012). 'Disposal: Being-Toward-Death and Casualities of Care'. 11th AAA Annual Meeting 'Borders and Crossings'.
van der Pijl, Y. (14.11.2012). Researching casualities. 111th AAA Annual Meeting 'Borders and Crossings'.
  2011 - Scholarly publications
van der Pijl, Y., Oude Breuil, B.C.M. & Siegel, D. (2011). Is there such thing as 'global sex trafficking'? A patchwork tale on useful (mis)understandings. Crime, Law and Social Change, 56 (5), (pp. 567-582) (16 p.).
  2011 - Other output
van der Pijl, Y. (18.04.2011). 'Continuing Bonds, Changing Practices: Charity and Moneymaking in African-Surinamese Death Rituals'. Paper presented: People Make Places - ways of feeling the world Lisbon.
van der Pijl, Y. (14.11.2011). 'Facing Death in a Creole Diaspora: Chnaging Practices, Continuing Bonds?'. 8th Global Conference 'Making Sense Of: Dying and Death'.
  2010 - Scholarly publications
van der Pijl, Y. (2010). Levende doden: Afrikaans-Surinaamse percepties, praktijken en rituelen rondom de dood (tweede druk). (591 p.). Amsterdam: IBS/Rozenburg Publishers.
van der Pijl, Y. (2010). Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity: African-Surinamese Perceptions and Experiences. Exchange, 39 (2), (pp. 179-195) (17 p.).
van Duijnhoven, J. & van der Pijl, Y. (2010). Pom, patat en pasta: Surinaamse publieke eetcultuur in mondiaal perspectief. OSO, Tijdschrift voor Surinamistiek, 29 (2), (pp. 221-237) (17 p.).
  2009 - Scholarly publications
van der Pijl, Y., Raven, D.W. & Brouwer, L. (2009). Antropologische vergezichten: mondialisering, migratie en multiculturaliteit. (245 p.). Amsterdam: Aksant.
van der Pijl, Y. & Raven, D.W. (2009). 'Inleiding'. In I.H. van der Pijl, D.W. Raven, L. Brouwer & B.C. Oude Breuil (Eds.), Antropologische vergezichten: mondialisering, migratie en multiculturaliteit (pp. vii-xxxv). Amsterdam: Aksant.
van der Pijl, Y. & Carlin, E.B (2009). Switi Sranan: 'Suriname tussen mythe en werkelijkheid'. OSO, Tijdschrift voor Surinamistiek, 28 (1), (pp. 6-12) (7 p.).
  2008 - Scholarly publications
van der Pijl, Y. (2008). Evangelisch-charismatische bewegingen: Afrikaans-Surinaamse belevingen. OSO, Tijdschrift voor Surinamistiek, 27 (2), (pp. 284-298) (15 p.).
  2008 - Professional publications
van der Pijl, Y. (2008). boekbespreking. OSO, Tijdschrift voor Surinamistiek, 27, (pp. 192-197) (6 p.).
  2008 - Other output
van der Pijl, Yvon (2008). Inleiding Switi Sranan - Suriname tussen mythe en werkelijkheid.
  2006 - Scholarly publications
van der Pijl, Y. (2006). De begrafenis van Papa Touwtjie. In K. Koonings (Eds.), Antropologie en Afro-Amerika als passie en professie: opstellen aangeboden aan Wim Hoogbergen (pp. 7-20) (14 p.). Maastricht: Shaker Publishing.
  2005 - Scholarly publications
van der Pijl, Y. (2005). 'African-Surinamese death culture and dinari wroko'. Mortality, 10, (pp. 78-79) (2 p.).
van der Pijl, Y. (2005). 'Missverkiezingen en de articulatie van etnische identiteit'. OSO, Tijdschrift voor Surinamistiek, 24 (1), (pp. 115-136) (22 p.).
  2005 - Other output
van der Pijl, Y. (15.09.2005). 'African-Surinamese death culture and dinari wroko'. DDD7 'The Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal', 7th International Conference.
  2004 - Scholarly publications
van der Pijl, Y. (2004). Dansen en zingen voor de Winti. In P. Vermaas (Eds.), Te gast in ..... Suriname (pp. 38-42) (5 p.). Nijmegen: Informatie Verre Reizen.
  2004 - Professional publications
van der Pijl, Y. (2004). Vechten tegen wij-zij denken: Edward Said over westerse stereotypering van het oosten. MensenStreken : antropologisch tijdschrift, 6, (pp. 20-24) (5 p.).
  2003 - Scholarly publications
van der Pijl, Y. (2003). boekbespreking. Oso, Tijdschrift voor Surinaamse Taalkunde, Letterkunde, Cultuur en Geschiedenis, (pp. 371-373) (3 p.).
  2003 - Professional publications
van der Pijl, Y. (2003). 'Room to roam: Afro-Surinamese identifications and the Creole multiple self'. Focaal, 42.
  2002 - Other output
van der Pijl, Yvon (2002). Room to Roam - Afro-Surinamese Identifications and the Creole Multiple Self.
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