Prof. dr. Steven Vertovec appointed as visiting professor at Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

For the academic year 2019-2020 prof. dr. Steven Vertovec will be appointed as visiting professor at the Department of Public Administration and Sociology (DPAS). Prof. Vertovec is a leading scholar on issues of migration and diversity. In particular, his work on the rise of superdiversity and on transnationalism has been very influential around the world.

Prof. Vertovec is Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen. Previously he was Professor of Transnational Anthropology at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford, Director of the British Economic and Social Research Council’s Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), and Senior Research Fellow at Linacre College, Oxford. In addition, Vertovec is co-editor of the journal Global Networks and editor of the Palgrave Macmillan book series ‘Global Diversities.’

Vital Cities and Citizens

The appointment of prof. Vertovec will be in the context of the Erasmus Initiative Vital Cities and Citizens and the Erasmus Migration and Diversity Institute. Vertovec will also be involved in the development of the new Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre on Governance of Migration and Diversity. Professor Jurian Edelenbos, Academic Director of the Erasmus Initiative and strategic pillar Vital Cities and Citizens, is thrilled: The participation of prof. Vertovec in the VCC program will boost discussions and generate research ideas, particularly in the field of inclusive cities. Don’t miss the opportunity to get to talk to him and share thoughts”.

During his time as visiting professor Vertovec will organize sessions and provide lectures. In due time these sessions and meetings will be announced.

More information

Karen Stange, e-mail: stange@essb.eur.nl.