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Prof. Jan Willem Duyvendak

Prof. Jan Willem Duyvendak


Biography & CV

Prof. Jan Willem Duyvendak studied sociology and philosophy at the University of Groningen and in Paris. His research interests include new social movements, the changing welfare state, and such themes as belonging and “feeling at home” and nativism.

There is no better place to become a modest person than being a fellow at an Institute for Advanced Study: being part of a community of fellows who know so much about so many different themes is truly enlightening.

Jan Willem Duyvendak

He has published numerous articles and books, including The Politics of Home. Belonging and Nostalgia in Western Europe and the United States (2011), Crafting Citizenship. Negotiating Tensions in Modern Society (2012, co-authored with Menno Hurenkamp and Evelien Tonkens), and The Culturalization of Citizenship. Belonging and Polarization in a Globalizing World (2016, edited with Peter Geschiere and Evelien Tonkens). Thuis. Het drama van de multiculturele samenleving (Amsterdam University Press 2017), Macht der gewoonte. Populisme in de polder (Walburgpers 2022, with Menno Hurenkamp) and The Return of the Native. Can Liberalism Safeguard Us Against Nativism? (Oxford University Press 2022, with Josip Kešić).

Duyvendak was the director of the Verwey-Jonker Institute for Social Issues and Professor of Community Development at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has been Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam since 2014.

In 2013-2014, Duyvendak was Distinguished Fellow at the Advanced Research Collaborative at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. In Spring 2016 he was Research Fellow at the Paris Institute for Advanced Studies. From July 2017 to June 2019 he was Executive Committee Chair at Council for European Studies. In 2021 he was elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and in 2022 of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Jan Willem Duyvendak is Director of NIAS since January 2018. Duyvendak combines this position with his work as Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam.