Staff & Members

Ercomer is an interdisciplinary network of migration researchers. We currently have twelve full-time staff members and eight PhD students based at the department of Interdisciplinary Social Science(Utrecht University), as well as affiliated members at ICS Sociology (Utrecht University) 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 and a summer school on the topic. 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: Nationalism, radical right-wing voting, intergroup relations
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Professor
Research themes: Ethnic identity, cultural diversity, intergroup relations
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Prof. Dr. Louk Hagendoorn
Emeritus Professor
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Associate Professor
Research themes: Group identities, Intergroup relations, Historical narratives
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Associate Professor
Research themes: Inter-ethnic contact, social networks, school integration
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Associate Professor
Research themes: Childhood ethnic relations; ethnic minority educational adjustment; diversity education
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Assistant Professor
Research themes: Immigrant integration, transnationalism, education research, policy analysis
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Assistant Professor
Research themes: Racism and ethnic discrimination in schools, culturally responsive teaching, intergroup relations
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Assistant Professor
Research themes: Culture Wars, Orientalism, European migration
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Assistant Professor
Research themes: Discrimination in the labour market
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Assistant Professor
Research themes: Intergroup relations, refugee integration, prejudice
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Assistant Professor
Research themes: Mobility and migration, life course and career issues, immigrant integration
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Assistant Professor
Research themes: Prejudice, gender differences, Eastern Europe & former Soviet Union
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Assistant Professor
Research themes: Processes of migrants' adaptation, Migrants and welfare states
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Assistant Professor
Research themes: National identity, group-based nostalgia, collective continuity
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Marie Curie Research Fellow
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Marie Curie Research Fellow
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Postdoctoral researcher
Research themes: Ethnic identification, intergroup contact, social networks, territorial ownership
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Ph.D. candidate
Research themes: Student-teacher relationships, intergroup relationships, multi-ethnic classrooms
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Lecturer & exernal Ph.D. Candidate
Research themes: Migration, refugee integration
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Ph.D. candidate
Research themes: Dynamics of intergroup relations and peacebuilding interventions
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Ph.D. Candidate
Research themes: Childhood intergroup relations, educational adjustment gaps, diversity education
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Ph.D. Candidate
Research themes: Migrants and welfare state, retirement preparation of migrants
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Ph.D. Candidate
Research themes: Ethnic identity, intergroup relations, social networks
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Ph.D. Candidate
Research themes: Attributing and reporting discrimination, intergroup relations
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Ph.D. candidate
Research themes: Intergenerational solidarity in the Chinese community

Affiliated members Utrecht University

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Prof. Dr. Frank van Tubergen
Department of Sociology
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Dr. Jeroen Weesie
Department of Sociology
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Dr. Eva Jaspers
Department of Sociology
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Dr. Manja Coopmans
Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science – Youth Studies
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Dr. Lucas Drouhot
Department of Sociology
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Dr. Gonneke Stevens
Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science – Youth Studies

Affiliated members Netherlands

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Prof. Dr. Fenella Fleischmann
University of Amsterdam (UvA)
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Prof. Dr. Peer Scheepers
Radboud University Nijmegen
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Prof. Dr. Jochem Tolsma
Radboud University Nijmegen, University of Groningen
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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. Marcel Coenders
The Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP)
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Dr. Thomas de Vroome
Nederlandse Arbeidsinspectie
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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
Fontys Hogeschool
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Dr. Müge Simsek
University of Amsterdam (UvA)
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Dr. Agnieszka Kanas
University of Rotterdam (EUR)

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. Yassine Khoudja
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
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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