Dr Baukje Prins
professor of Citizenship and Diversity, the Hague University of Applied Sciences

Baukje Prins holds MA-degrees in Dutch Language & Literature and Philosophy, and acquired her PhD at Utrecht University in 1997. Before her appointment as professor of Citizenship and Diversity at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in 2009, she taught Social and Political Philosophy at the universities of Maastricht and Groningen. She also was a visiting scholar at the History of Consciousness Program, University of California at Santa Cruz, and at the Institute of Women’s Studies, University of Lancaster. Prins published in Dutch and international journals like Science, Technology & Human Values, Journal of International Migration and Integration, Social Theory & Practice, and Ethnicities. In Voorbij de onschuld [Beyond innocence] (2004) she explored the Dutch academic and public discourse on ethnic minorities, immigrant integration and (anti)racism. Since 2009, Prins is conducting and supervising ethnographic studies of metropolitan settings such as vocational schools, mixed neighborhoods and health care, of which the first results were published in 2013 in Superdivers! Alledaagse omgangsvormen in de grootstedelijke samenleving [Superdiverse! Everyday life in urban society]. Her most recent book (Gemengde gevoelens [Mixed feelings] (2014)) is based on the life stories of her former Dutch and Moluccan classmates of a protestant elementary school in the 1960s.


Monday 10 October, 20.30 De Balie Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, 1017 RR, Amsterdam
Diversity: empowering some, silencing others?