Dr. R.A. Gigengack

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faculteit der sociale wetenschappen ( afd. sociale en culturele antropologie )
Universitair Docent

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Methodologie van sociaal-wetenschappelijk onderzoek S_MTSWO

Urban Struggle (minor Frontiers of Multicultural Societies)

PTO FSW_S_PTOant_2015_140: Professionele en them. oriënt. ant. (2015-2016)_140

Graduate Seminar: FSW_S_MTsca_2015_001: Master's Thesis SCA (2015-2016)_001 

Promo Master Anthropology


  • Ethnography and qualitative research
  • Anthropology of development
  • Urban anthropology
  • Anthropology of children and youth
  • Violence; gangs; policing; sex work
  • Global mental health (drug and substance use)
  • Anthropology of the senses
  • Language and inequality
  • Play studies

Mexico and Latin America









  • Gigengack, R.(2016) Inhalant Drug Use and Street Youth. Ethnographic Insights from Mexico City. The Neuropathology Of Drug Addictions And Substance Misuse. (ed. V. Preedy) London: The Academic Press. Prospective date July 2016.
  • Gigengack, R. (2014a) “My Body Breaks. I take solution.” Inhalant use as pleasure seeking at a cost in Delhi, India. International Journal of Drug Policy. 25 (4):810-818. Contribution to special issue on Ethnographies on Drug Use among Urban Young People in Asia.
  • Gigengack, R.  (2014b) The Chemo and the Mona: Inhalants, devotion and street youth in Mexico City, International Journal of Drug Policy 25(1):61-70.
  • Gigengack, R. (2014c) Beyond Discourse and competence. Science and subjugated knowledge in street children studies. European Journal of Development Research, 26(2), pp.264-282.
  • Gigengack, R. (2014d) La banda y sus choros. Un grupo de niños de la calle hilando historias de edad, género y liderazgo. (The banda and their choros. A group of street children telling stories about leadership, gender and age.) México: Salud Mental, 37 (4): 329-339.
  • Evers, S., George, S., Gigengack, R. and Huijsmans, R. (2014) “Generationing”  Development: Situating children and youth in development processes. Special issue with European Journal of Development Research (EJDR). 26 (2). Vol. 26, issue 2.
  • Rossell Curco, N., Gigengack, R. and Blume, S. (2014) Childhood Cancer in El Salvador: A Preliminary Exploration of Parental concerns in the Abandonment of Treatment. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, February, 2015. (Q1 Nursing).