Suzanne Bouma is Head of Research at Atria. She studied ‘Religion and Ideology’ at the University of Groningen and obtained her master’s degree in ‘Islam in the Modern World’ at the University of Utrecht. Suzanne subsequently worked for Research for Policy (now Panteia) as a policy researcher for several years, where she specialised in research into integration and emancipation issues. At Atria, Suzanne continues building her expertise and carries out research on the themes of work, violence, and representation.
Some of the research topics that Suzanne is engaged in include: economic independence of women in general and of female migrants and refugees in particular; women’s representation in the labour market (at the top, in politics, and in technology); dealing with domestic and honour-related violence; and the extension of gender expression.
Suzanne has experience with various evaluation methods (such as realistic evaluation and the Theory of Change) and is competent in applying qualitative research techniques (such as in-depth interviews, focus groups and case studies).