Public Anthropology


“Knowledge sharing with wider audiences I consider integral part of anthropology.”

NEWS, Podcasts And Radio Fragments

20/12/23 – Podcast/Article

De Groene Amsterdammer: Interview with Eva van Roekel and Edwin Koopman about their report and radio item on Hotel Humboldt in Venezuela

Grants and Awards

CREATIVE PRESS Impact Explorer Grant 2023

from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for a collaborative project project for artistic reporting about the complex humanitarian crisis in Venezuela


European Network for Psychological Anthropology 2023

Prize for Remarkable Published Paper in psychological anthropology (with Merel Otto) 


Veni Talent Programme Grant 2022

from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for ethnographic research titled: ‘Emergency Ethics: Crisis, Nature, and Wealth in Venezuela’


Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) 2021

Political Economy Fellowship 


Outstanding Academic Title 2020

Phenomenal Justice was awarded the best 10% of annually reviewed books by Choice Magazine for U.S. academic libraries

Faculty of Social Sciences Research Prize

One of the five nominees for the annual prize for best social science researcher at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam