dr. (Mark) MMAC van Ostaijen

Biography

Mark M.A.C. van Ostaijen is as Assistant Professor affiliated to the Department of Public Administration and Sociology (DPAS/ ESSB) at Erasmus University Rotterdam. He works as Managing Director of the LDE Centre Governance of Migration and Diversity and is participating in the European University of Post-Industrial Cities.

In his previous research project at Tilburg University, SmartUrbI, he conducted etnographic fieldwork on how 'smart urban intermediaries' make a difference in neighborhoods of Amsterdam, Glasgow, Birmingham and Copenhagen. Before he started at Tilburg University, Mark worked as lecturer and PhD candidate at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and at the Netherlands School of Public Administration (NSOB).

In 2013 (together with prof. dr. Godfried Engbersen and prof. dr. Peter Scholten) he received a NWO Urban Europe Research Grant on the research project ‘IMAGINATION’ which resulted in his PhD dissertation 'Worlds between words', awarded as ‘Best PhD thesis’ by the Erasmus Graduate School.

During his PhD research he was one of the founders and chairman of the IMISCOE PhD network, an Organizing Committee Member of the Interpretive Policy Analysis (IPA) conference in Leicester (UK) and a visiting doctoral research fellow at De Montfort University (UK).

Recently, he published a Dutch book ‘Wij zijn ons. Een kleine sociologie van grote denkers’ (Vantilt / Boom, 3th edition), (see here for coverage at NRC, Volkskrant, ND and VN) a Committee Member of the Colloquium Critical and Interpretive Public Administration at the Netherlands Institute of Government (NIG), editor of Beleid & Maatschappij and columnist for Sociologie Magazine.

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Assistant professor | Policy, Politics and Society
Email
vanostaijen@essb.eur.nl
Room
T17-37
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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Work

  • Mark van Ostaijen (24 November 2023) - ‘It’s scary’: residents in Rotterdam reflect on Geert Wilders’ election win

  • Mark van Ostaijen (2022) - Robert Putnam
  • Maria Schiller, Isabel Awad Cherit, Mark van Ostaijen & Jiska Engelbert (2022) - Societal impact after the hype: Unpacking experiences in diversity and inclusion research

  • Mark van Ostaijen (2018) - Best PhD Thesis

De Volkskrant

Start date approval
January 2024
End date approval
December 2024
Place
AMSTERDAM
Description
column

1.2C Sociologie

Year
2023
Course Code
FSWB-1020

4.4 Thesis Research

Year
2023
Course Code
FSWGMD0020

3.1 Migration and Diversity

Year
2023
Course Code
FSWBMINMED

3.5C Political Philosophy and Democracy

Year
2023
Course Code
FSWB-3051

1.1C Sociology 1

Year
2023
Course Code
ESSB-BC1020

News regarding dr. (Mark) MMAC van Ostaijen

Exchange of experiences with diversity challenges during Doing Diversity Lab

Exchanging experiences with diversity challenges and co-creation with research participants during first Doing Diversity Lab.

International Women's Day puts a structural problem on the map

Mark van Ostaijen and Marieke Pechtold address gender inequality at universities.

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