Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

Jan Willem Duyvendak appointed distinguished faculty professor

30 April 2014

Jan Willem Duyvendak, professor of Sociology, has been appointed distinguished research professor at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG) at the University of Amsterdam as from 1 September 2014.

Alongside his own research, Duyvendak will be working on the development of a multidisciplinary research programme focused on ‘institutions and emotions’. He will also be working with other Faculty professors to strengthen ‘integrity in research’, and will be involved in the ongoing internationalisation of education.

Celebratory gathering on 26 May

The appointment is being marked with a celebratory gathering on 26 May. Edward de Haan, dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG), will say a few words about the appointment, and Duyvendak will expand on his plans as a distinguished research professor. The event will also be an occasion to mark the re-launch of the Political Sociology programme group. Jan Willem Duyvendak and Jan Rath are the professors for this programme group, which is being led by Christian Bröer. The gathering will start at 13.00 on Monday 26 May in the VOC room at the Bushuis, Kloveniersburgwal 48, Amsterdam.

About Jan Willem Duyvendak

Jan Willem Duyvendak has been professor of sociology at the University of Amsterdam since 2003. From 1999 to 2003 he was director of the Verwey-Jonker Institute, and from 1996 to 2002 held a professorial chair in Community Development at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Duyvendak studied Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Groningen and in Paris. His doctoral thesis was on new and existing social movements in France. In recent years he has focused his attention on issues of ‘belonging’, citizenship and nativism. His most recent books are The Politics of Home. Nostalgia and Belonging in Western Europe and the United States (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), Crafting Citizenship. Negotiating tensions in modern society (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012; with Menno Hurenkamp and Evelien Tonkens), European States and Their Muslim Citizens (Cambridge University Press, with John Bowen, Christophe Bertossi and Mona Lena Krook, 2014), and New York and Amsterdam. Immigration and the New Urban Landscape (NYU Press, with Nancy Foner, Jan Rath and Rogier van Reekum, 2014).

During the 2013-2014 academic year, Duyvendak has been working as a Distinguished Fellow at the Advanced Research Collaborative of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Exceptional abilities

Distinguished research professorships are designated in recognition of professors’ exceptional research and/or teaching abilities. Distinguished research professors are expected to play a major role in shaping academic innovation and cooperation between various disciplines at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The faculty now has four such professors: Patti Valkenburg, Jonathan Zeitlin and Reinout Wiers have previously been appointed distinguished research professors.

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