prof.dr. (Willem) W Schinkel


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Willem Schinkel is Professor of Social Theory at Erasmus University Rotterdam

He publishes on a wide range of subjects in social and political theory. His work is currently centered on the genealogies of migration and property. He has been visiting scholar at NYU (New York, USA), and at Humboldt University in Berlin. He coordinates the Engaging Public Issues master’s programme and hosts the Compositions Book Club podcast.


Key publications (selection, books):


  • (2021): Pandemocratie, Amsterdam: Leesmagazijn (German translation in 2024: Pandemokratie)
  • (2019), with Rogier van Reekum: Theorie van de kraal. Kapitaal – ras – fascism, Amsterdam: Boom Filosofie
  • (2017): Imagined Societies. A Critique of Immigrant Integration in Western Europe, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press


Key publications (selection, articles):

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Full professor | Science Public Issues and Imaginaries
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

More information


  • Irene Oorschot & Willem Schinkel (2015) - Het dossier als grensobject: Allo- en autoreferentie in het strafrecht
  • Payal Arora, P Vishnu Poruthiyil, EG (Elke) Geraerts, Steven Walle, Willem Schinkel, Maureen Sie & BF Eekelen (2012) - How to become an "excellent" young academic researcher?
  • Willem Schinkel (2010) - The exception as a mobile principle
  • Willem Schinkel (2010) - Culturism and the Sociology of Integration
  • Willem Schinkel (2010) - Beleid en Maatschappij (Journal)
  • Willem Schinkel (2010) - Contemporary Political Theory (Journal)
  • Willem Schinkel (2010) - International Sociology (Journal)
  • Willem Schinkel (2010) - Sociologie (Journal)
  • Willem Schinkel (2010) - Theoretical Criminology (Journal)
  • Willem Schinkel (2010) - Theory Culture & Society (Journal)

  • Willem Schinkel, Samira van Bohemen, L. Van Zoonen, I. Van Oorschot & T. Krijnen (2015) - FWOS Grant (awarded by the Dutch Fund for Sexuality Research) for the research project 'Good sex: How young people perceive and practice good sex'


Start date approval
September 2022
End date approval
September 2025

Advanced Social Theory

Course Code

2.3C Theoretical Sociology

Course Code

4.1 Public Issues: Introduction

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