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Dr. A. (Anke) Munniksma

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Educational Sciences
Photographer: Joost Bataille

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 127
  • Room number: D8.03
Postal address
  • Postbus 15776
    1001 NG Amsterdam
  • Profile

    I am assistant professor at the Child Development & Education Sciences department of the UvA. My research focuses on the social development of youth in ethnically diverse societies. I study how social and societal competences (knowledge, attitudes, and behavior) are related to characteristics of the social contexts of youth, to aspects of citizenship education, and to adolescents' peer relations. I am specifically interested in differences in how these competences develop in ethnically diverse versus ethnically homogeneous school classes, in differences between ethnic groups, and in the role of intra- and interethnic peer relations.

    I am also the coordinator of the Dutch part of the "International Civic and Citizenship Education Study 2016" (ICCS 2016). The aim of this international comparative research project is to document citizenship competences (knowledge, behavior, and attitudes) of 13 to 14-year old students, and civic and citizenship education in secondary schools.






  • Publications


    • Hoek, L. H. M., Munniksma, A., & Dijkstra, A. B. (2022). Improving citizenship competences: Towards an output-driven approach in citizenship education. Journal of Social Science Education, 21(3).


    • Dijkstra, A. B., ten Dam, G., & Munniksma, A. (2021). Inequality in citizenship competences: Citizenship education and policy in the Netherlands . In B. Malak-Minkiewicz, & J. Torney-Purta (Eds.), Influences of the IEA Civic and Citizenship Education Studies: Practice, policy, and research across countries and regions (pp. 135-146). Springer. [details]



    • Munniksma, A., Scheepers, P., Stark, T. H., & Tolsma, J. (2017). The impact of adolescents' classroom and neighborhood ethnic diversity on same‐and cross‐ethnic friendships within classrooms. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 27(1), 20-33. [details]


    • Leszczensky, L., Stark, T. H., Flache, A., & Munniksma, A. (2015). Disentangling the relation between young immigrants’ host country identification and their friendships with natives. Social Networks, 44, 179-189. [details]
    • Munniksma, A., Verkuyten, M., Flache, A., Stark, T. H., & Veenstra, R. (2015). Friendships and outgroup attitudes among ethnic minority youth: The mediating role of ethnic and host society identification. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 44, 88-99. [details]
    • Rambaran, J. A., Dijkstra, J. K., Munniksma, A., & Cillessen, A. H. N. (2015). The development of adolescents’ friendships and antipathies: A longitudinal multivariate network test of balance theory. Social Networks, 43, 162-176. [details]


    • Graham, S., Munniksma, A., & Juvonen, J. (2014). Psychosocial benefits of cross-ethnic friendships in urban middle schools. Child Development, 85(2), 469-483.


    • Munniksma, A., Stark, T. H., Verkuyten, M., Flache, A., & Veenstra, R. (2013). Extended intergroup friendships within social settings: The moderating role of initial outgroup attitudes. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 16(6), 752-770.


    • Munniksma, A., & Juvonen, J. (2012). Cross-ethnic friendships and sense of social-emotional safety in a multi-ethnic middle school: An exploratory study. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 58(4), 489-506.
    • Munniksma, A., Flache, A., Verkuyten, M., & Veenstra, R. (2012). Parental acceptance of children's intimate ethnic outgroup relations: The role of culture, status, and family reputation. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 36(4), 575-585.


    • Veenstra, R., Lindenberg, S., Munniksma, A., & Dijkstra, J. K. (2010). The complex relation between bullying, victimization, acceptance, and rejection: Giving special attention to status, affection, and sex differences. Child Development, 81(2), 480-486.


    • Munniksma, A., & Elshof, D. (2018). Burgerschapsvorming op scholen in Nederland in vergelijking met andere landen. Van Twaalf tot Achttien, 28(1), 38-39.


    • Munniksma, A., Dijkstra, A. B., van der Veen, I., Ledoux, G., van de Werfhorst, H., & ten Dam, G. (2017). Burgerschap in het voortgezet onderwijs: Nederland in vergelijkend perspectief. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [details]

    Talk / presentation

    • Munniksma, A. (speaker) (26-5-2020). Ethnic diversity and social-emotional experiences in the classroom, University of Duisburg-Essen.
    • Munniksma, A. (speaker) (2015). The impact of adolescents' classroom and neighborhood ethnic diversity on same‐and cross‐ethnic friendships within classrooms, Presentation in colloquium for the University of Duisburg-Essen, Institut für Pädagogik, Essen, Germany.
    • Munniksma, A. (speaker), Scheepers, P. (speaker), Stark, T. (speaker) & Tolsma, J. (speaker) (23-5-2014). The impact of students’ neighborhood and classroom diversity on in- and out-group relations, Poster presented at Equity and Justice in Childhood and Adolescence Conference, London, UK.


    • Munniksma, A. (2013). Crossing Ethnic Boundaries: Parental Resistance to and Consequences of Adolescents’ Cross-Ethnic Friendships. Groningen.
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