dr. (Sandra) SM Meeuwsen


Sandra Meeuwsen (Curaçao, 1966) obtained her Master's degree in philosophy in 1990 at Radboud University Nijmegen, graduating on Wittgenstein's Tractatus. At university, she discovered track and field running, later expanded to triathlon (1984-1997), in which she performed nationally on top 10 level and took up training and coaching. Since 1994 Sandra has been employed in sports policy, starting at the Dutch Olympic Committee (NOC*NSF), where she became a senior staff member in political-strategic issues. From 2008 she opted for an independent position as change manager at national policy partners, sports federations, municipalities, sports industry and ministries. Since 2012 she has been teaching philosophy of science and ethics at the Master Strategy & Leadership (AOG School of Management) and the Executive MBA Sports & Health at Wagner Graduate School.

September 24th 2020, Sandra defended her dissertation 'Critique of Sports Reason; a Philosophical Archaeology of Modern Sports' at Philosophy and Moral Sciences, Free University of Brussels, supervisor Prof. Dr. Marc Van den Bossche. This doctoral research offers the prelude to a critical continental philosophical approach in the philosophy of sport, supporting both other scientific disciplines and policy & practice in sport. As of June 2022, Sandra holds the position of Scientific Director of the 'Erasmus Center for Sport Integrity & Transition' (ESPRIT), hosted by Erasmus School of Philosophy.

Erasmus School of Philosophy

Visiting fellow | Erasmus School of Philosophy
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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  • Thomas Peeters, Jacco van Sterkenburg, Gijsbert Oonk & Sandra Meeuwsen (2023) - Creation new Minor (BA-3) Sports @ Society, ESHCC with faculties of Economy (main coordinator) and Philosophy

Minor Sports and Society

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Minor Sports and Society

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Nieuw onderzoek naar sekse, gender en inclusie in topsport

ESPRIT is gevraagd NOC*NSF te ondersteunen bij het in kaart brengen van het gepolariseerde debat over genderintegratie in de sport. Lees de bevindingen hier.
Sandra Meeuwsen and Asa Ekvall

Moeten we de tv wel aanzetten tijdens het WK?

In Studio Erasmus beantwoorden sportfilosoof Sandra Meeuwsen en sporthistoricus Jurryt van de Vooren de vraag of we de tv wel moeten aanzetten tijdens het WK.

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