Minke is SEVEN SENSES certified Participatory Action Researcher and PAR trainer at SEVEN SENSES. She successfully completed the SEVEN SENSES PAR Practitioners Program in 2019. Minke has a background in Cultural Anthropology and Criminology. Minke has conducted her first Participatory Action Research in Tilburg, together with Participatory Action Researcher Mischa Tydeman. Their PAR focuses on sex work and stigma in the municipality of Tilburg. A second PAR on sex work and stigma is planned in 2021. She is also involved in a Participatory Action Research on a good start for young children in a neighborhood in Amsterdam and guides Participatory Action Researchers from municipalities in ‘Grip op Loslaten’.
“I believe Participative Action Research is a great tool to bring people together, create more understanding and explore and facilitate opportunities for positive change in a community.”