Acknowledgement


First, I would like to express my gratitude to my supervisor Brett Lewis. His personal attention and expertise was invaluable in the development of this research project. During my project, I asked Yasmin Gunaratnam for some advice about hauntology. She has taught me so much about hauntology, sounds, and the way to use affect and poetry in scientific research. She also challenged me to critically assess my own positionality in this research. I am very thankful for that.

This dissertation is just a manifestation of a much larger personal one-year journey in which I (un)learnt so many things. The experience of listening, talking, feeling and reading about race, gender and social justice made a profound change in me. This was due to the intelligence, care and attention from the best teachers I have had in my life. Thank you, Akanksha Mehta for the inspiring classes and the good talks we had. Thank you, Feyzi Ismail for the interesting classes and seminars that always gave me food for thought.

I don’t particularly feel the urge to thank the institution of Goldsmiths, that is still neglecting the rights of students and teachers of color, students with health and disability issues and international students. Goldsmiths is unfortunately privileging bodies like me. That hurts and it mostly hurts marginalized students and teachers.

I’d like to thank my fellow-students, Rosh, Diana, Saima and also Kevin, who proved to be the true teachers of my one year at Goldsmiths. Through our talks, discussions and laughter I felt a bit more home in London. We’ll see each other soon.

Finally, I want to thank the ones close to me here in Amsterdam. My parents, brother, Bo and my friends who not only gave me the silent nod to continue, but gave me the comforting hug when I put too much pressure on myself.

Thank you all.

Acknowledgement


First, I would like to express my gratitude to my supervisor Brett Lewis. His personal attention and expertise was invaluable in the development of this research project. During my project, I asked Yasmin Gunaratnam for some advice about hauntology. She has taught me so much about hauntology, sounds, and the way to use affect and poetry in scientific research. She also challenged me to critically assess my own positionality in this research. I am very thankful for that.

This dissertation is just a manifestation of a much larger personal one-year journey in which I (un)learnt so many things. The experience of listening, talking, feeling and reading about race, gender and social justice made a profound change in me. This was due to the intelligence, care and attention from the best teachers I have had in my life. Thank you, Akanksha Mehta for the inspiring classes and the good talks we had. Thank you, Feyzi Ismail for the interesting classes and seminars that always gave me food for thought.

I don’t particularly feel the urge to thank the institution of Goldsmiths, that is still neglecting the rights of students and teachers of color, students with health and disability issues and international students. Goldsmiths is unfortunately privileging bodies like me. That hurts and it mostly hurts marginalized students and teachers.

I’d like to thank my fellow-students, Rosh, Diana, Saima and also Kevin, who proved to be the true teachers of my one year at Goldsmiths. Through our talks, discussions and laughter I felt a bit more home in London. We’ll see each other soon.

Finally, I want to thank the ones close to me here in Amsterdam. My parents, brother, Bo and my friends who not only gave me the silent nod to continue, but gave me the comforting hug when I put too much pressure on myself.

Thank you all.