Peter Scheepers#

Email:p.scheepers 'at'
Membership Number:4149
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2014 - present vice-dean in the Faculty of Social Sciences
  • 2004 - present elected member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2004 - present professor of Empirical Studies on Religion with an emphasis on Methodology
  • 2003 - 2008, 2011 - 2014 director of the Nijmegen Research Institute for Social and Cultural Science
  • 2002 - present board member Interuniversity Centre for Social Science Theory and Methodology
  • 2002 - present board member European Research Centre On Migration and Ethnic Relations
  • 2001 - present professor of Comparative Methodology
  • 2001 - 2005 national coordinator European Social Survey, representative for the National Science Foundation
  • 1994 - 2002 endowed professor on Ethnic Relationships
  • 1991 - 2001 associate professor Empirical Sociology

Fields of Scholarship
  • Out-group derogation: public opposition to grant civil rights to migrants
  • Voting for far right-wing parties aiming to exclude ethnic minorities
  • In-group solidarity: helping in-group members and performing voluntary work in formal organisations building on classic and contemporary theories from which hypotheses are derived and tested more rigorously than previously using innovative comparative methodological analyses for high quality data: multi-level analyses considering that individuals' behaviour is affected by the socio-historical and socio-economic contexts of these individuals

Honours and Awards
  • 2004 elected member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2002 Scheepers served as the first elected Dutch national coordinator for the European Social Survey, granted EU Descartes Prize for radical innovations in cross-national surveys:
  • Recent Research Grants over the period 2007-2014 in total: 3 million euro.
  • Research Grants > 600.000 Euro each:
    • 2009 Ethno-Religious Conflicts in Indonesia and the Philippines, National Science Foundation (4 PhD’s plus 1 postdoc)
    • 2009 Ethnic diversity: interethnic contact or conflicts in Europe, National Science Foundation (1 PhD plus 4 postdocs)
    • 2007 Religious sources of solidarity, cross-national and longitudinal comparisons in Europe, NORFACE (4 PhD’s plus 1 postdoc)

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