Marcel Maussen (1972) obtained his PhD in 2009 (with honour). He obtained his Master's degree in political science (with honour) and philosophy at the University of Amsterdam in 1996. In 1997 he obtained a Diplôme d'Études Approfondies (DEA) at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and studied the discourses of the extreme right and anti-racist movements in France. Since December 1 2008 Marcel Maussen works at the Department of Political Science.
Research interests include the accommodation of religious diversity and in particular of Islam in Western Europe and practices of toleration in Europe, democratic theory, free speech, social inequality, anti-racism, and contemporary political theory.