Marcel Lubbers appointed Professor
As from 1 September 2020, Marcel Lubbers has been appointed Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Science: Relations between groups and cultures. This chair will enable Lubbers to conduct further research into the integration paths of recent immigrants, the reaction of the host society on immigration and the interplay between these two factors within the framework of interdisciplinary social sciences.
Lubbers (47) is currently Professor of Inclusion and Exclusion of Immigrants at Radboud University and the University of Groningen. He is also a researcher at NIDI-KNAW as part of the theme group Migration & Migrants.
Some of the topics that Lubbers has analysed include right-wing extremist voting behaviour and euroscepticism, on which he has published internationally. He has also received a VIDI grant to investigate the role of nationalism in cultural consumption.
The new professor is no stranger to Utrecht University. From 2007 until 2011, he was Associate Professor of General Social Sciences. During that time, he already worked in tandem with the researchers of the European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (Ercomer). Lubbers:
After leaving for Nijmegen, I've continued to enjoy working with these experts in the field of immigration and integration. The fact that I'll now be in a position to lead the research group and strengthen our ties with Ercomer is obviously a great opportunity for me.