Hülya Kosar Altinyelken
Is Assistant Professor of Education and International Development at the Department of Child Development and Education at the University of Amsterdam. Her research interests cover a wide range of topics including migration and education, education policy transfer, education reforms, curriculum change, child-centred pedagogy, teachers, coping and support within the EU context, and gender.
Orhan Agirdag (PhD) is an Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Amsterdam. His main research interests include stratification in education, educational policy, teacher education, multilingualism, and religiosity in education. Dr. Agirdag is a recipient of a Veni-grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).
Paul de Beer
Paul de Beer is Henri Polak Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Amsterdam. He is affiliated with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) and De Burcht (Scientific Bureau for the Dutch Trade Union Movement). Since January 1, 2011 he is scientific director of De Burcht and since April 2012 he is co-director of AIAS.
Thijs is an Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam and academic coordinator of AMCIS.
His research interests are in stratification, wage inequality, education, and occupations. In 2015, Thijs received a Veni grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research to study how occupations structure wage inequality in Europe.
Wouter van der Brug
Wouter van der Brug is Professor of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. He is also Honorary Professor in Political Science at the University of Copenhagen. His research interests focus on comparative research in collective political behaviour, in particular electoral behaviour, right-wing populism, political communication, political trust and support, and political parties.
Brian Burgoon is Professor of International and Comparative Political Economy at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He is also Academic Director of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) at the UvA. His research focuses on the politics of economic globalization; of welfare and labour-market policies and standards; and of how economic conditions influence political violence.
Geert ten Dam
Geert ten Dam is the President of the Executive Board of the University of Amsterdam. She is also a full professor of Education at the UvA (since 1999) and project leader of the Dutch participation in the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study 2016. In addition, she is an independent, Crown-appointed member of the Dutch Social Economic Council (SER). Ten Dam was president of the Education Council of the Netherlands from 2011 to 2014. Before that she served as rector of the university teacher training programmes and chair of the department of Child Development, Education and Teacher Training.
Is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam, and member of the research group Political Economy and Transnational Governance. Her research interests focus on international and intrastate conflict.
Louise Elffers is a researcher and lecturer at the Research Institute of Child Development and Education. She studies social and academic determinants of school success and dropout, educational (in)equality, school organization and educational policy. She has specific interest and expertise in the field of vocational education.
Luc Fransen is Director of the Master Programmes of Political Science and Conflict Resolution and Governance and member of the Political Economy and Transnational Governance (PETGOV) Research Group as well as the Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance Research Group. He received his PhD in Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam in 2010 and has held research and teaching positions at the European University Institute, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS ), Yale University, Leiden University and the Amsterdam Institute for International Development.
Femke Geijsel is Senior Researcher at the Department of Child Development and Education of the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands). She is particularly involved in research into citizenship. Her scientific research focuses on citizenship of youngsters and citizenship education in primary and secondary education.
Armen is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. Previously, Armen was a post-doctoral researcher in the same department and a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Leiden (2005) and received his MPhil (2007) and PhD (2010) from Nuffield College, University of Oxford.
In 2013, Armen received a grant from NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) for a research project on the effects of public opinion on political outcomes (see here, in Dutch).
During the 2016-2017 academic year, Armen is a visiting scholar at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego.
Eelke is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). In his current research Eelke is interested big data related to networks of corporate ownership and control. He directs an ERC funded research group (CORPNET) and works on how social networks influence boardroom decision-making and behavioural corporate governance.
Franca van Hooren
Franca van Hooren is Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. Her research concentrates on issues related to the politics of social policy, often in relation to gender, care and/or migration. I'm currently working on a project on the (lack of) representation of care workers (in elderly care, childcare and domestic work) by trade unions.
Matthijs Kalmijn is Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. He has specialized in family sociology and social demography. Currently, Kalmijn’s work focuses on: (a) the strength and nature of relationships between parents and (adult) children, (b) the consequences of family structure for social inequality and social relationships.
Agnieszka Kanas is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. Her research interests include immigrants' economic disadvantage and integration, stratification and inequality, intergroup attitudes and intergroup relations.
Sjoerd Karsten is Max Goote Professor of Policy and Organisation of Vocational Education, Adult Education and Life long learning. His research centres on education policy, pupils at risk, vocational education and parental choice.
Theresa Kuhn is Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. She is also Head of Studies for the Politics major of the interdisciplinary BA programme PPLE (Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics). Previously, she worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Nuffield College at the University of Oxford. Theresa Kuhn obtained a PhD from the European University Institute, Florence, in 2011. Her research has been recognized with a number of prizes, including the UACES best book prize for her book Experiencing European Integration. Transnational Lives and European Identity (Oxford University Press 2015).
Anton Kunst is Professor of Social Epidemiology at the University of Amsterdam's Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA). Together with professor Karien Stronks, he is leading the research line on Social Epidemiology, contributing to the scientific evidence that is needed to support policies aimed at improving the health of populations at local, national and international levels.
Bram Lancee is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. His academic interests include ethnic inequality in the labour market, social capital and social participation, attitudes towards immigrants, ethnic diversity, and quantitative research methods.
Thomas is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. His interests are in family sociology, life course research, demography, and social stratification.
Furthermore, Thomas is the principal investigator of the NORFACE project CRITEVENTS (2017-2020), which has been awarded € 1,5 million by the European Commission via an ERA-NET Co-fund grant.
Tom van der Meer
Tom van der Meer is professor in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. He specializes in political trust, electoral behaviour, (ethnic diversity and) social cohesion, and research methods.
Michael S. Merry is Professor of Philosophy in the department of Child Development and Education. Thematically, he specializes in three distinct yet overlapping areas of study. These are: spatial concentration and school segregation; immigration, migration and minority status; and stigma, prejudice and the particularities of identity.
Thea Peetsma is the chair of the Department of Child Development and Education at the University of Amsterdam. Recently, she studied motivation in innovative learning contexts and developed an intervention of students’ learning motivation. In these fields she conducted research in both elementary and secondary education, also intervention studies.
Roland Pierik is Associate Professor of Legal Philosphy at the University of Amsterdam. His research interests lie in the fields of legal philosophy, political theory and public policy, especially contemporary liberal theories of justice and their application in plural and multicultural societies, and issues of global justice. His recent work focuses on human rights, fundamental rights, the rule of law, religious diversity, and globalization.
Is Doctor of Education at the University of Amsterdam. His research involves educational assessment and teaching methods.
Wiemer Salverda is Professor of Labour Market and Inequality at the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies and Director emeritus of the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (University of Amsterdam). Since early 2010 he has been coordinating the major international research project GINI: Growing Inequalities’ Impacts. This has studied the evolution of income inequality and its social and political impacts in 30 countries worldwide.
Gijs Schumacher is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. Gijs is interested in political strategy, the link between personality and populism, text analysis and the role of emotions in politics. In the past Gijs has also done research on welfare states. His work has appeared in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, European Journal of Political Research, Party Politics, West European Politics, Electoral Studies, Political Psychology and the Journal of European Public Policy. Gijs’ current research project - Politics and Emotions Investigated Comparatively (POLEMIC) – is financed by an ERC Starting Grant.
Stephanie Steinmetz is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. Her main research interests are quantitative and qualitative research methods, social stratification, gender and educational inequalities, and comparative labour market research.
Karien Stronks is Professor of Social Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Amsterdam. She is also head of the department of Social Medicine of the Academic Medical Center (AMC/UvA). A leading theme in her research is the influence of the social context on health and illness.
Frank Vandenbroucke is Professor by Special Appointment in the Den Uyl chair at the University of Amsterdam. He studies social trends in Europe, focusing in particular on questions concerning the European Union’s real versus ideal role in shaping the social policies of Member States, and how that role is informed by notions of social progress.
Ineke van der Veen
Ineke van der Veen is Senior Researcher at the Kohnstamm Institute. In her research she focuses on educational trajectories and the socio-emotional development of native and migrant children and youngsters.
Is associate professor (universitair hoofddocent) and chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. His research interests are civic and political participation of immigrants, local integration policies, non-profit organisations, local policies targeting violent extremism, and governance of religious diversity.
Beate Volker is professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. She conducts research into social networks within different settings such as neighbourhoods or labour organisations.
Monique Volman is Professor of Education at the University of Amsterdam. She is the program leader of the Educational Sciences research program of the Research Institute of Child Development and Education (CDE). Main areas in her research are learning environments for meaningful learning, diversity and the use of ICT in education, issues which she approaches from a socio-cultural theoretical perspective.
Herman van de Werfhorst
Herman van de Werfhorst is Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, and director of the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies. Herman's research interests include the sociology of education, social stratification and mobility, labour market sociology, and quantitative methodology &statistics. He received an NWO-Vici grant in 2015.
Aslan Zorlu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Human Geography, Planning and International Development Studies of the University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on the adjustment process of immigrants in education, housing and labour markets and the impact of immigration on receiving countries.
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Developmental psychopathology
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Political Economy and Transnational Governance