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PhD-candidate in Care Ethics, University for Humanistic Studies, Utrecht.

Independent Midwife at Midwives Van der Hoopstraat, Amsterdam.

Editor at political midwifery platform Het vroede geluid.

Founding member of the Critical Midwifery Studies Collective.

Twitter @RodantevdWaal

Instagram @rodantevanderwaal


Research Master Philosophy. University of Amsterdam, 2015-2018. Cum Laude.  
Thesis: Expecting – to Conceive of Pregnancy from the Perspective of the Maternal. Supervisors: dr. Aukje van Rooden, prof. Rosi Braidotti, prof. Yolande Jansen.

Bachelor Midwifery. Verloskunde Academie Amsterdam, 2015-2020.

Bachelor Philosophy. University of Amsterdam, 2010-2015.
Thesis: Labour, Birth, Event: Disclosing Labour as a Manifestation of the Sublime.


Part of the PhD-council of the University for Humanistic Studies, 2021-2022

Producer of the podcast Contractions: The Politics of Midwifery

Broken Water together with artist Melissa van Vugt to enhance the visibility of obstetric violence, 2020-present.

Organisation of the Dutch research-network Concerning Maternity 2018-present. Please send an email to if you want to be connected.

Twinning up North with midwives in Iceland from KNOV, ICM and M4M, 2018-2020.

International symposium Concerning Maternity, University for Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, May 2019.

Mijn kind werd niet als sneeuw geboren, literary evening about the philosophy of childbirth in Perdu, Amsterdam, December 2018.

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