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Prof. dr. M. (Maykel) Verkuyten


Maykel Verkuyten is Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Science at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Utrecht University. He is the former academic director of the European Research Center on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER). His research interest is in social identities and intercultural relations and in his ERC Advanced Grant project he examines the nature and boundaries of intergroup tolerance and how being tolerated affects people’s wellbeing and social behaviour.

He has published extensively in many major International Journals and he has written various book, including the recent (2018) second edition of ‘The psychology of ethnic identity’.


Philosophy, Anthropology, Psychology