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Floris Vermeulen

Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam

Dr. Floris Vermeulen is associate professor (universitair hoofddocent) and chair of the department of political science at the University of Amsterdam . He has been co-director of the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) and co-programme group leader of Challenges to Democratic Representation of the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR). He studied Economic and Social History at the University of Amsterdam. His dissertation (Cum Laude) was published in the IMISCOE-AUP publication programme, entitled The immigrant organising process. Turkish organisations in Amsterdam and Berlin and Surinamese organisations in Amsterdam 1960-2000.

Topics of research interests:
Civic and political participation of immigrants
Local integration policies
Non-profit organisations
Local policies targeting violent extremism
Governance of religious diversity

Floris Vermeulen is participating (or has been participating) in several European research projects :
FP6 Eurosphere (


  • –present
    Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam