Prof. M.C.L. van den Brink (Marieke)

Professor - Gender & Diversity
Professor - Radboud Social Cultural Research

Prof. M.C.L. van den Brink (Marieke)
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Thomas van Aquinostraat 4

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Marieke van den Brink is Professor of Gender and Diversity at the faculty of Social Sciences and scientific director of Radboud Gender and Diversity Studies.

The central themes of her research and teaching are gender and diversity in organizations, individual and collective change agency, organizational learning and change, power and resistance. She links these themes with macro developments such as migration, new public management and austerity. She studies these subjects using an innovative mixed methods approach, with a focus on qualitative techniques such as organizational ethnographies and discourse analysis.

Marieke received her master’s degree in Organizational Anthropology at the Free University of Amsterdam and her PhD in Management Sciences at the Radboud University (both cum laude). She was elected member of the Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences (KNAW), member of the Member of the Social Science Council (SWR) of the Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences (KNAW), and is currently a member of the National Committee Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education Research and Teaching, installed by the Ministry of Education.

Marieke received several grants for her research, such as an NWO VENI & NWO STW grant, several EU projects such as the EU FP7 GARCIA project, and conducted research for the Dutch Police Force, Military, Ministries and Municipalities. She has been Visiting Fellow at the Gender Institute of the London School of Economics, visiting professor of Gender Studies at the University of Karlstad Sweden, and visiting scholar at the University of British Colombia in Vancouver, Northeastern University in Boston, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

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Marieke van den Brink conducts research into gender and diversity within organisations, including those within the scientific community. She specifically researches the existing opportunities and the obstacles that prevent women or persons of colour from being excluded from the labour market.