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Prof. Dr. Ruud Koopmans

Portrait Prof. Dr. Ruud Koopmans (David Ausserhofer)
Research Fields
  • immigration and integration policies
  • European integration
  • evolutionary sociology
  • social movements
  • right-wing radicalism
fon: +49 30 25491 451
fax: +49 30 25491 452
mail: ruud [dot] koopmans [at] wzb [dot] eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin

since November 2013
Professor of Sociology and Migration Research at the Humboldt University of Berlin

since 2010
Guest professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam

since 2007 
Director of the research unit "Migration, Integration, Transnationalization" at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center

2003 – 2010
Professor of Sociology, Chair in Social Conflict and Change, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

1994 – 2003
Senior researcher at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)

1993 – 1994
Researcher at the Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau (Social and Cultural Planning Office – SCP) in Rijswijk, the Netherlands

1988 – 1992
Junior researcher at the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research (ASSR)

Ph.D. in Political and Social – Cultural Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. Title of Dissertation: "Democracy from Below. New Social Movements and the Political System in West Germany". Supervisor: Hanspeter Kriesi

MA Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. Specializations in Political Behaviour, Political Theory, and Research Methodology. Graduated cum laude

Selected Publications

Finding a place for Islam in Europe: Cultural interactions between Muslim immigrants and receiving societies (EURISLAM)
Staff: Prof. Dr. Ruud Koopmans, Sarah Carol, Zuhal Kavacik, Jean Tillie (Universiteit van Amsterdam); Dirk Jacobs (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Paul Statham (University of Bristol), Marco Giugni (Université de Genève), Manlio Cinalli (Sciences Po Paris), Jonathan Laurence (Boston College)
Duration: 2009-2012
Funding: European Commission, 7th Framework Programme

Ethnische Vielfalt, soziales Vertrauen und Zivilengagement
Staff: Prof. Dr. Ruud Koopmans, Anna Ute Dunkel, Merlin Schaeffer, Susanne Veit
Duration: 2008-2012
Funding: Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend

Citizenship rights for immigrants: National paths and transnational convergence
Staff: Prof. Dr. Ruud Koopmans, Dr. Ines Michalowski, Stine Waibel
Duration: 2007-2013
Funding: WZB

The political sociology of cosmopolitanism and communitarianism
Staff: Prof. Dr. Ruud Koopmans, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Merkel, Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn, Dr. Céline Teney
Duration: 2011-2014
Funding: WZB

Six Country Immigrant Integration Comparative Survey (SCIICS)
Staff: Prof. Dr. Ruud Koopmans, Evelyn Ersanilli (University of Oxford), Sarah CarolDr. Marc Helbling, Jutta Höhne, Dr. Bram Lancee, Dr. Ines Michalowski, Dr. Céline Teney, Susanne Veit, Mareike Wagner
Duration: 2008-2013
Funding: WZB