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Igor Boog

Assistant Professor

Dr. I. Boog
+31 71 527 6606


Igor Boog is responsible for the courses on statistics and (multivariate) data-analysis in anthropology, and lectures on issues of ‘diversity’ and social categorization, including citizenship, racism and discrimination.

He studies multiculturalism, multicultural citizenship and national belonging. More specifically, his research deals with aspects of social categorization, including national boundary drawing, loyalty to the nation-state,  social equality and cultural distinctiveness.

He is also involved in research projects commissioned by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), carried out by the Dutch ‘national focal point’ of the FRA. These projects concern fundamental rights for various groups in society, and have included research on topics such as ‘challenges to achieving equality for LGBT people’, ‘violence against children with disabilities’ and ‘labour exploitation’ (see https://fra.europa.eu/en/products/search).

PHD candidates

Co-promotor of Nina Adriaanse, The hidden life of labels. The working of classifications on the educational careers of students at a university of applied science (with promotor Prof. Peter Pels).

Short CV

Igor Boog 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. 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 (where he worked for several years).

Before he joined Leiden University in 2010, 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).


Casimir Prize 2016. Best lecturer of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of Leiden University. Awarded January 2017.

Assistant Professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Culturele Antropologie/ Ontw. Sociologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 3A38



  • Art.1, Dutch NFP, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) Social expert on qualitative fieldwork research
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