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Ineke van der Valk


Dr. C.J.M. van der Valk
+31 70 800 9512

Dr. Ineke van der Valk specializes in the study of racism, islamophobia, extremism, (de)radicalization, ethnic relations and diversity in multicultural societies and the history of immigrants in the Netherlands. She has published extensively on these issues. Ineke van der Valk holds degrees in Educational Studies and Ethnic Studies and a Ph-D in Discourse Studies from the University of Amsterdam. She obtained her doctorate on the interface between social sciences and discourse analysis with a comparative study of the perception of ethnic issues in the political discourse of the Netherlands and France, paying special attention to the extreme right. Previously she was senior researcher at the Anne Frank House where she studied processes of (de)radicalization, rightwing extremism, jihadi extremism and islamophobia. She participated in a joint research project with the University of Vienna/ University of Amsterdam on racism in European countries. Ineke van der Valk currently works as senior researcher at Leiden University for the EU-funded international research project DARE (Dialogue about Radicalization and Equality)  (H2020) on Islamist and anti-Islam radicalization of young people. She also works on islamophobia in the Netherlands and manages the Monitor Islamophobia Project. Her book ‘Islamofobie en discriminatie’ (Amsterdam University Press, 2012) was translated in English, French, German and Italian.


  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Dual PhD Centre

Work address

Schouwburgstraat 2
2511 VA The Hague


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