Tanja Hendriks

Tanja Hendriks holds a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology (2012) and a master’s degree in International Development Studies (2015) from the University of Amsterdam. For the latter she conducted fieldwork in Burundi, focusing on primary school-aged children and the intergenerational transmission of violence and resilience. In 2016 she graduated from Leiden University, having completed the Research Master African Studies. Her research for this programme took place in Malawi, where she looked into (former) street children’s conceptions and perceptions of ‘home’. 

Her main research interests include storytelling, Malawi, ethnography, philosophy of science, linguistic anthropology and the politics of language.

After graduating she worked as a research assistant, assisting Saskia Vossenberg (PhD) with her fieldwork in Malawi on business women, entrepreneurship and inclusive development.

Since August 2016 she has been working for the ASCL as a junior researcher on labour relations and informal workers’ organizations in the informal economy in Accra, Ghana. Her research is part of the NWO-funded project: ‘Increasing Political Leverage of Informal and Formal Workers’ Organizations for Inclusive Development: The cases of Ghana and Benin’.

Keywords: linguistic anthropology, storytelling, ethnography, youth, home, labour relations.

T.D. (Tanja) Hendriks
Research assistant
Former research staff
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Getting things ‘write’: constructive criticism, confidence and community in the Southern Africa writing group
(2022)
D.J. Money; T.D. Hendriks; J.B. Foudraine
Type of Publication: Other

Fraught with friction: inclusive development for informal workers in urban Ghana
(2022)
T.D. Hendriks; R.A.R.L. Verbuyst; M.M.A. Kaag
Type of Publication: Journal Article

Violence and vulnerability : children’s strategies and the logic of violence in Burundi
(2020)
T.D. Hendriks; R. Reis; M. Sostakova; L.H. Berckmoes
Type of Publication: Journal Article

Straatjongeren kunnen ook een thuis hebben
(2017)
T.D. Hendriks
Type of Publication: Other

Roots & Routes: wat voormalig straatkinderen ons leren over 'thuis'
(2017)
T.D. Hendriks
Type of Publication: Other

Das städtische Afrika im Foku : Zu Gast am Afrika-Kongress in Basel
(2017)
T.D. Hendriks
Type of Publication: Journal Article
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"Home is always home" : (former) street youth in Blantyre, Malawi, and the fluidity of constructing home
Leiden: African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL), African Studies Collection 69, 2017
T.D. Hendriks
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'Fraught with friction: inclusive development for informal workers in urban Ghana'
in: The European journal of development research, vol. ahead of print, 2022.

'Collaboration and competition: market queens, trade unions and collective action of informal workers in Ghana's Makola Market'
in: Interface: a journal for and about social movements, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 162 - 187, 2017.
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'Das städtische Afrika im Foku : Zu Gast am Afrika-Kongress in Basel'
in: Afrika-bulletin, no. 107, pp. 12 - 13, 2017.
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