Kok, ms R. (Renske) MA

Position:
  • Institute manager
  • Lecturer
Expertise:
  • Medical anthropology/sociology
  • Tourism
  • Social media




Renske Kok is the Institute Manager of the Institute CA-DS and a lecturer. She obtained her Master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University in 2008. For her Master, she conducted research on socialization processes and mobile phone/social media use among backpack tourists in New Zealand.

Renske specialized in medical anthropology and sociology and obtained a Post-Graduate Degree in International Public Health at Leiden University of Applied Sciences (2011). She has carried out fieldwork on maternal and neonatal mortality for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Sierra Leone (2007).

Prior to joining the Institute CA-DS, Renske worked as an English language teacher at Christchurch College of English (Canterbury University). She also worked for ‘Refugee Services’, supporting refugee families during their resettlement process in Christchurch, New Zealand.