Igor Boog studied Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University, and worked as a journalist in the Middle East. He received his doctorandus title from Leiden University (2004) for a thesis on activist social movements, based on extensive field research in the Middle East. He received his PhD degree from Leiden University for his thesis ‘Multiculturalism and multicultural citizenship: Public views on national belonging, equality and cultural distinctiveness in the Netherlands’ (2014). In this thesis he examined which citizens are considered, by society, to be fully part of the nation and who are not.
In the Netherlands, Igor Boog worked as a researcher and deputy director of the Dutch national expertise centre on discrimination (Art.1). He participated in and supervised research projects (combining quantitative and qualitative methods) on equal treatment and discrimination, commissioned by the Dutch government and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). Igor Boog joined the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University in 2010. He is responsible for the courses on statistics and data-analysis, and lectures about interethnic relations, citizenship and social identity.
Igor Boogs studies multiculturalism, multicultural citizenship, immigration and nationalism. More specifically, his research deals with aspects of social categorization, including the recognition of national belonging, social equality and cultural distinctiveness.
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