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Dr B. Doosje has been named Professor by Special Appointment of Radicalisation Studies at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair was designated on behalf of the FORUM Institute for Multicultural Affairs.

Dr B. Doosje (1966) has been named Professor by Special Appointment of Radicalisation Studies at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The chair was designated on behalf of the FORUM Institute for Multicultural Affairs.

Bertjan Doosjes’ research interests lie in the areas of stereotyping and discrimination, emotions in intergroup relations, radicalisation and polarisation. Having received a distinction for his doctoral thesis on stereotyping in intergroup contexts, Doosje went on to co-author (with R. Meertens and Y. Prins) a book provocatively titled In iedereen schuilt een terrorist (‘Everyone harbours a terrorist’). Additional books written by Doosje include Emoties in het dagelijks leven (‘Emotions in daily life’; with A. Fischer) and Aanpak van Radicalisme (‘Tackling radicalism’; with A. de Wolf). Doosje has published many articles in journals including Journal of Social Issues, Political Psychology and Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. His future research will focus on how trust comes into play in radicalisation and polarisation.

Doosje has worked in the Social Psychology department at the UvA since 1991, holding various positions including, most recently, that of university senior lecturer. Previously he worked at the University of Groningen. He has received both a Veni and a Vidi grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) as well as grants from the Ministry of Security and Justice and the European Union for his work on processes of radicalisation.