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Endowed Chairs by Special Appointment

Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies / AMCIS
Anne Bert Dijkstra

Professor of Education at the Department of Pedagogical and Educational Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. Anne Bert Dijkstra is AMCIS professor by special appointment on behalf of the Inspectorate of Education (Inspectie van het Onderwijs).


Kène Henkens

Kène Henkens is Professor of Ageing, Retirement and the Lifecourse at the University Medical Center Groningen and Professor of Sociology of Retirement at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on labour market, retirement, ageing and older workers. 

Kène Henkens is AMCIS professor by special appointment on behalf on behalf of the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI).

Sarah de Lange

Sarah L. de Lange is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. Her main research interests concern parties, party families, and party systems. Her work is broad in geographical scope and examines party politics in a range of East and West European countries.

Sarah de Lange is AMCIS professor by special appointment on behalf of the Wiarda Beckman Stichting (WBS).

Ruben van Gaalen

Ruben van Gaalen investigates the effects of life events and circumstances in early childhood on opportunities later in life. He also takes into account interdependencies between life course domains like work, family, health and education. Depicting and analysing the changes in peoples’ lives allows us to identify social inequality and complexity within generations as well as societal changes over different generations.

Van Gaalen is AMCIS professor by special appointment on behalf of Statistics Netherlands (CBS).