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.
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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. (2021). Open armen en dichte deuren. Percepties van Syrische en Eritrese statushouders over hun sociaal-culturele positie in Nederland. Den Haag: Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau.
Wang, M., & Vermeulen, F. (2020). Life between buildings from a street view image: What do big data analytics reveal about neighbourhood organisational vitality?. Urban Studies, doi.org/10.1177/0042098020957198.
Vermeulen, F., Kranendonk, M., & Michon, L. (2019). Immigrant concentration at the neighbourhood level and bloc voting: The case of Amsterdam. Urban Studies, 57(4), 766-788.
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.
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)
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
L. Michon & F. Vermeulen (2013) 'Explaining Different Trajectories in Immigrant Political Integration: Moroccans and Turks in Amsterdam', West European Politics, 36(3), 597-614.
Schrover, M & F. Vermeulen (2005), 'Immigrant Organisations', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 31, no. 5, 823-83