Willem SchinkelWillem Schinkel


I am Professor of Social Theory at Erasmus University Rotterdam. I’m also a member and board member of The Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Having first worked for three years on a VENI-project on citizenship and the state, funded by The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), I am currently Principal Investigator of the Monitoring Modernity project.


That means my research consists of subproject 1 (on climate monitoring), and it means I get to collaborate with the most wonderful bunch of researchers. I have strong convictions about making social science public, which means that social theory, for me, is always applied to relevant themes. It also means that next to my academic work I strive to participate in the public sphere.