Staff & Members

Ercomer is a gradually expanding interdisciplinary network of migration researchers. We currently have twelve full-time staff members and six PhD students based at the department of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences: Cultural Diversity and Youth (Utrecht University), as well as affiliated members at ICS Sociology (Utrecht University), Ercomer Nijmegen (Radboud University Nijmegen) and institutions in various countries. Moreover, Ercomer Utrecht organizes the two-year Master’s programme in Migration, Ethnic Relations, and Multiculturalism for highly motivated and qualified students interested in doing systematic (comparative) research in the field. In addition, Ercomer hosts international scholars to collaborate on research on migration, integration and cultural diversity.


Ercomer members

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Director of Ercomer
Research themes: Ethnic identity, cultural diversity, intergroup relations
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Prof. Dr. Louk Hagendoorn
Emeritus Professor
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Prof. Dr. David Ingleby
Emeritus Professor
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Associate professor
Research themes: Labour market discrimination, welfare chauvinism, anti-immigrant attitudes
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Associate Professor
Research themes: Integration, religion, identity
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Assistant Professor
Research themes: Prejudice, gender differences, Eastern Europe & former Soviet Union
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Assistant Professor
Research themes: Childhood ethnic relations; ethnic minority educational adjustment; diversity education
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Associate Professor
Research themes: Group identities, Intergroup relations, Historical narratives
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Assistant Professor
Research themes: Culture Wars, Orientalism, European migration
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Senior Researcher
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Assistant Professor
Research themes: Inter-ethnic contact, social networks, school integration
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Assistant Professor
Research themes: National identity, group-based nostalgia, collective continuity
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Assistant Professor
Research themes: Immigrant integration, Transnationalism and Education research and Policy analysis
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Ph.D. candidate
Research themes: Ethnic relations, political participation
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Ph.D. candidate
Research themes: Welfare chauvinism, inter-ethnic solidarity
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Ph.D. candidate
Research themes: Social identity, intergroup relations, cultural diversity
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Ph.D. candidate
Research themes: Labor market, gender, religion
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Ph.D. candidate
Research themes: Intergroup relationships, multi-ethnic classrooms, teacher self-efficacy
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Ph.D. candidate
Research themes: Religion, social networks, discrimination
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Junior researcher
Research themes: Refugees and integration; Asylum policies; Italy

Affiliated members Utrecht University

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Prof. Dr. Frank van Tubergen
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Dr. Jeroen Weesie
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Dr. Eva Jaspers
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Dr. Gonneke Stevens
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Manja Coopmans, MSc.

Affiliated members Netherlands

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Prof. Dr. Peer Scheepers
Radboud University Nijmegen
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Dr. Jochem Tolsma
Radboud University Nijmegen
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Dr. Marcel Lubbers
Radboud University Nijmegen
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Dr. Michael Savelkoul
Radboud University Nijmegen
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Dr. Lieselotte Blommaert
Radboud University Nijmegen
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Dr. Thomas de Vroome
WODC - Wetenschappelijk Onderzoeks- en Documentatiecentrum
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Dr. Mieke Maliepaard
WODC - Wetenschappelijk Onderzoeks- en Documentatiecentrum
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Dr. Willem Huijnk
The Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP)
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Dr. Iris Andriessen
The Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP)
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Dr. Agnieszka Kanas
University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Affiliated members international

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Prof. Dr. Karen Phalet
University of Leuven
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Dr. Derya Güngör
University of Leuven
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Dr. Sanne Smith
Stanford University
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Dr. Anca Minescu
University of Limerick

Former Ph.D. students

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Over the years, Ercomer has supported numerous Ph.D. students. Here you'll find an overview of them and their dissertations