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Dr Fenella Fleischmann has been appointed professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

Fenella Fleischmann (photo: Kirsten van Santen)
Fenella Fleischmann (photo: Kirsten van Santen)

Fleischmann operates at the interface between sociology and social and cross-cultural psychology. She focuses on migration, ethnic inequality and intergroup relations in different countries. Among other things, she studies the differences between migrant communities and destination countries in integration outcomes. She pays particular attention to the role of religion and identity in the involvement and sense of belonging of immigrants in their new country.

As professor at the UvA, Fleischmann’s research will focus on sociology in general and the study of inequalities in relation to work, education and life course in particular, as well as the importance of policies and institutions for stratification processes. The Bachelor's and Master's programmes that she will teach will also focus on subjects such as religion, integration, migration, institutions and inequality.

About Fenella Fleischmann

Fleischmann has been working at Utrecht University (UU) since 2012, first as an assistant professor and since 2016 as an associate professor in the Interdisciplinary Social Science department and the European Research Centre On Migration and Ethnic Relations research group. She is also the programme coordinator of the Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism Research Master’s at UU. Fleischmann previously worked as a postdoc at the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB).

In addition to her work at the university, Fleischmann holds various academic advisory positions. For example, she is a member of the academic advisory board of the National Monitor on Discrimination and Racism, which is conducted by the Deutsches Zentrum für Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (DeZIM) research centre in Berlin. She also chairs the supervisory committee of the ‘Stateless and/or undocumented: Roma in the Netherlands’ research project, commissioned by the Scientific Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) and carried out by the Verwey-Jonker Institute. Previously, she was a member of the supervisory committee of two other WODC projects: ‘Reception and guidance of LGBTIQ+ and conversion asylum seekers at COA locations’ and the ‘Monitor on dissatisfaction and fear in migration flows’.

Fleischmann is also a member of the editorial board of the scientific journals Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, European Journal of Social Psychology and Identity: An international Journal of Theory and Research.