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Marieke Slootman is a sociologist, working at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Her research relates to societal inequality and ‘minority formation’. She is particularly interested in the question what it means for an individual to be (seen as) a member of a minority group. Currently, she studies ‘diversity and inclusion’ at universities and other educational institutions.

Research

Slootman’s current research focuses on ‘diversity and inclusion’ in the educational system, at universities in particular. In her research, she often applies mixed methods approaches, bridging the divide between ‘qualitative’ and ‘quantitative’ domains.

Slootman started her academic research career at the former IMES (Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, UvA), studying processes of radicalization and deradicalisation. After her dissertation, about processes of ethnic identification among Moroccan and Turkish-Dutch social climbers, she worked at Leiden University. In 2016, she was vice chair of the Diversity Commission, which – chaired by Prof. Wekker – studied ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ at the University of Amsterdam. Her research has resulted in many international academic publications, public reports and popular blogs. Slootman is involved in various national and international institutes and networks, such as the Institutite for Societal Resilience and IMISCOE

Valorisation is at the heart of her research. Many of her studies have resulted in significant societal impact, for example on the diversity policy at the University of Amsterdam, or the deradicalization policy of the City of Amsterdam. 

Education

In 2000, Slootman graduated in Applied Physics (Twente University), after which she worked as a Management Consultant for McKinsey&Company. In 2006, she graduated cum laude in Gender Studies (University of Amsterdam). Her dissertation, Soulmates. Reinvention of ethnic identification among higher educated second generation Moroccan and Turkish Dutch – defended (cum laude) at the University of Amsterdam – was awarded the prize for best Sociological dissertation 2013/2014 by the Dutch Sociological Association (NSV). 

Teaching

Slootman teaches courses on research methods (QL & QN), mixed methods in particular, and on ethnicity, identity, integration and diversity.

2009-2017: University of Amsterdam (BA/MA Sociology; BA/MA Thesis-supervision)
2014-2016: Leiden University (BA Anthropology BA/MA Thesis-supervision)
2017-2018: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (BA/MA Sociology; MA Thesis-supervision)

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Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, PhD, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Gender Studies, Master, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Applied Physics, Master, Universiteit Twente

Keywords

  • H Social Sciences
  • diversity
  • inequality
  • higher education
  • ethnicity
  • gender
  • integration
  • Social mobility

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Social Mobility Social Sciences
national minority Social Sciences
ethnic identity Social Sciences
minority Social Sciences
earning a doctorate Social Sciences
coaching Social Sciences
ethnicity Social Sciences
exclusion Social Sciences

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Research Output 2016 2019

Ethnic-minority climbers: Evaluating “minority cultures of mobility” as a lens to study Dutch minority student organizations

Slootman, M. W., 2019, In : Ethnic and Racial Studies. 42, 5, p. 838-856 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
national minority
minority
student
middle class
ethnic group

Ethnic Identity, Social Mobility and the Role of Soulmates

Slootman, M. W., 2018, Cham: Springer International Publishing. 217 p. (IMISCOE Research Series)

Research output: Book / ReportBookAcademicpeer-review

Social Mobility
ethnic identity
open access
minority
lower class

Social mobility allowing for ethnic identification: Reassertion of ethnicity among Moroccan and Turkish Dutch

Slootman, M. W., 2018, In : International Migration. 56, 4, p. 125-139

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Social Mobility
ethnicity
psychological theory
ethnic identity
national minority

The politics of belonging: Religiosity and identification among second-generation Moroccan Dutch

Slootman, M. W. & Duyvendak, J. W., 30 Apr 2018, Growing up Muslim in Europe and the United States. Bozorgmehr, M. & Kasinitz, P. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 111-129 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Muslim
politics
Netherlands
tolerance
Religion

Diversiteit vraagt toch om hokjesdenken

Slootman, M. W., 11 Sep 2017

Research output: Online publication or Non-textual formOnline publication or WebsitePopular

Open Access
need

Activities 2005 2017

Expert gesprek onderzoek Diversiteit

Slootman, M. W. (Consultant)
16 May 2017

Activity: Consultancy

Symposium New Global Center for Transnational Studies

Slootman, M. W. (Participant)
2017 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventSeminarAcademic

Social Research Methodology Qualitative Research

Slootman, M. W. (Speaker)
1 Dec 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Sociologie (Journal)

Slootman, M. W. (Reviewer)
2017

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workPeer reviewAcademic

Prizes

Best Sociological Dissertation

M.W. Slootman (Recipient), 2015

PrizeAcademic

earning a doctorate
university

Wilhelmina Drucker Award – Early Career

M.W. Slootman (Recipient), 10 Dec 2016

PrizeAcademic

coaching
grant
social science
career

Press / Media

Diversity at Dutch universities

M.W. Slootman

18/10/16

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Diversity

M.W. Slootman & G. Wekker

8/10/16

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research