D.E. Bovenberg, MSc

Junior Lecturer


Monday - Thursday


Ethnography of work and organizations; power, distance and 'transparency' in organizations.The discursive construction of ‘craftsmanship’ in settings of mass-production.


My master’s thesis (available here) is an ethnographic study of a nursing home, and describes ways in which information artefacts can serve to obscure as well as illuminate the organizations, practices and people they claim to render 'transparent'. The thesis draws on fieldwork and theories of knowledge, power and distance in organizations to address a question of increasing relevance in a data-driven society: are we more than the information that is collected about us? And if so, how?

Alongside my research work, I have been involved in the organization of the 2016 Conference on Organizational Discourse, titled “Silence, Significance and White Space” which was held July 12-15 2016. I also teach and assist in a number of courses offered in the programs Bestuurs- en Organisatiewetenschap (Administrative and Organization Sciences, BSc.) and Culture, Organization and Management (MSc.).


  • Organizational Discourse and Narrative Analysis
  • Transnational Organizations in a Global World
  • Bachelorwerkgroep Bestuurs- en organisatiewetenschap 1
  • Bachelorproject Bestuurs- en organisatiewetenschap 1
  • Bachelorwerkgroep Bestuurs- en organisatiewetenschap 2
  • Bachelorproject Bestuurs- en organisatiewetenschap 3
  • Onderzoekslab: Kwalitatief interpretatief onderzoek
  • Premasterthesis Culture, Organization and Management


Roessingh, C.H. & Bovenberg, D.E. (2016). “No Sunday Business”: Navigating religious rules and business opportunities in Shipyard Mennonite settlement, Belize. Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies 4(2):133-48.