Jan Willem DUYVENDAK
Associate Research Fellow
Jan Willem Duyvendak is full professor in Sociology at the University of Amsterdam since 2003, after he had been director of the Verwey-Jonker Institute for social research (1999-2003) and Professor of Community Development at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. With regard to his background training, he received his master's degrees in both sociology and philosophy at the University of Groningen. Moreover, he did his doctoral research in both Paris and Amsterdam and it dealt with new social movements in France. His main fields of research currently are disadvantaged neighborhoods in large cities, community development, multiculturalism, social cohesion, urban renewal and "feeling at home". His latest book is The Politics of Home. Nostalgia and Belonging in Western Europe and the United States (2011, Palgrave).