Dr. Floris Vermeulen is associate professor (universitair hoofddocent) at the department of political science at the University of Amsterdam . He has been chair of the department of Political Science (2015-1017) and co-director of the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) (2011-2014) and co-programme group leader of Challenges to Democratic Representation of the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) (2011-2014). 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.
Floris Vermeulen's 2016 article with Debra Minkoff and Tom van der Meer “The Local Embedding of Community-Based Organizations” received the 2016 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly Best Article Award.
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 has been participating in several European research projects :
He publishes regularly in the Dutch weekly De Groene Amsterdammer (together with Froukje Santing) and the Dutch newpaper Het Parool (with Karina Hof)
Vermeulen, F., Kranendonk, M., & Michon, L. (2019). Immigrant concentration at the neighbourhood level and bloc voting: The case of Amsterdam. Urban Studies, https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098019859490
Mügge, L., Kranendonk, M., Vermeulen, F., & Aydemir, N. (2019). Migrant votes ‘here’and ‘there’: Transnational electoral behavior of Turks in the Netherlands. Migration Studies, https://doi.org/10.1093/migration/mnz034
Vermeulen F (2018) The Paradox of Immigrant Political Participation in Europe amidst Crises of Multiculturalism’ In Menjivar C, Ruiz M and Ness I (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Vermeulen, F., Harteveld, E., van Heelsum, A., & van der Veen, A. (2018). The potential of immigrant parties: insights from the Dutch case. Acta Politica, 1-22.
Gnes, D., & Vermeulen, F. (2018). Legitimacy as the Basis for Organizational Development of Voluntary Organizations. In Cnaan R., Milofsky C. (eds) Handbook of Community Movements and Local Organizations in the 21st Century (pp. 189-209). Springer, Cham
- Madueke, K. L., & Vermeulen, F. (2018). Frontiers of Ethnic Brutality in an African City: Explaining the Spread and Recurrence of Violent Conflict in Jos, Nigeria. Africa Spectrum, 53(2), 37-63.
- Kranendonk, M., Vermeulen, F., & van Heelsum, A. (2018). “Unpacking” the Identity‐to‐Politics Link: The Effects of Social Identification on Voting Among Muslim Immigrants in Western Europe. Political Psychology, 39(1), 43-67.
- van de Wardt, M., Berkhout, J., & Vermeulen, F. (2017). Ecologies of ideologies: Explaining party entry and exit in West-European parliaments, 1945–2013. European Union Politics, 18(2), 239-259. doi: 10.1177/1465116516670266.
- Graauw, E. de & F. Vermeulen (2016): Cities and the politics of immigrant integration: a comparison of Berlin, Amsterdam, New York City, and San Francisco, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42(6), 989-1012. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2015.1126089
Vermeulen, F., D. Minkoff & T.W.G. van der Meer (2016). The Local Embedding of Community-Based Organizations. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 45 (1), 23-44. doi: 10.1177/0899764014558933 (NVSQ Best Article Award 2016)
- Vermeulen, F., Laméris, J. & Minkoff, D.C. (2015). Welcome to the neighbourhood: The spatial dimensions of legitimacy for voluntary leisure organisations. Urban Studies. doi: 10.1177/0042098015590771
- Bloemraad, I. & Vermeulen, F. (2014). Immigrants’ Political Incorporation. In M. Martiniello & J. Rath (Eds.), An Introduction to Immigrant Incorporation Studies: European Perspectives (pp. 227-249). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
- F. Vermeulen (2014) ‘Suspect Communities. Targeting Violent Extremism on the Local Level: Policies of Engagement in Amsterdam, Berlin, and London’, Terrorism & Political Violence 26(2): 286-306.
- F. Vermeulen (2013) ‘Mutualism, Resource Competition, and Opposing Movements among Turkish Organizations in Amsterdam and Berlin’, 1965-2000, British Journal of Sociology, 64(3), 453-477.
- V. Bader, K. Alidadi and F. Vermeulen (2013). ‘Religious diversity and reasonable accommodation in the workplace in six European countries. An Introduction’, International Journal of Discrimination and the Law, 13 (2-3), 54-82.
- L. Michon & F. Vermeulen (2013) 'Explaining Different Trajectories in Immigrant Political Integration: Moroccans and Turks in Amsterdam', West European Politics, 36(3), 597-614.
- F. Vermeulen & F. Bovenkerk (2012). Engaging with Violent Islamic Extremism. Local policies in West European cities . Den Haag: Eleven International Publishers
- Vermeulen, F & M. Berger (2008), 'Civic networks and political behavior: Turks inAmsterdam and Berlin', in: Civic Hopes and Political Realities: Immigrants, Community Organizations and Political Engagement , edited by S. Karthick Ramakrishnan and Irene Bloemraad (2008). New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press, p.160-192.
- Vermeulen, F. (2006), The immigrant organising process. Turkish organisations in Amsterdam and Berlin and Surinamese organisations in Amsterdam 1960-2000. IMISCOE Dissertations. Amsterdam: AUP
- Schrover, M & F. Vermeulen (2005), 'Immigrant Organisations', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 31, no. 5, 823-832
- Vermeulen, F. (2005), 'Organisational Patterns: Surinamese and Turkish Associations in Amsterdam, 1960-1990', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 31, no. 5 ,951-973.