Marina de Regt [Chair] is Assistant Professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her research specializations are gender, migration and development in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa, and in particular Yemen and Ethiopia.

Ina Keuper [Treasurer] retired in 2014 from the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, where she has been lecturing and doing management tasks for nearly four decades.


Irene Arends [PR & Summer School] is PhD candidate at CEDLA (Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation), University of Amsterdam. She is specializing in the Anthropology of Youth and her research concerns youth cultures, gender & sexuality and social media in Chile.


Luisa Machacón [PR] has a master in Latin American studies. Luisa is interested in topics related with Violence and conflict resolution in the Latin American region. Currently she is doing research on the participation of victims during the conflict transformation and peace building in Colombia.

Filipa Oitavén [Secretary] is an anthropologist, with a background in psychology, aid work
and marketing. She conducted research on food soverignty movements in
Mozambique and she is a research pro-bono at SheFarms, an organisation
comitted to improve food sovereignty amongst more than 100 female farmers in
Central Ghana.

Roséanne Timmer-Aukes  [Membership] has a Bachelor and a Master in Social and Cultural anthropology. Currently Roséanne is working for the Dutch Women’s Council (Nederlandse Vrouwen Raad) and the Union (FNV). As a board member of LOVA she can combine her passion for feminism and gender with her background as an anthropologist.

Silvia Herrero [Editor in chief LOVA journal] has a Master in Journalism and in Gender Studies and a Bachelor in Dutch Language and Culture. For her Master’s thesis, Silvia undertook a discursive and semiotic analysis of the news on VAW (Violence Against Women) in the Netherlands and Spain.