Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Urban Sociology

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. dr. Talja Blokland (1971) studied sociology at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and was a PhD student in social sciences at the Amsterdam School for Social Research from 1994 to 1998, and a visiting student at the New School University in 1996. After her PhD, she was a visiting scholar at Yale University and Manchester University with a Niels Stensen Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. She worked briefly as a lecturer at the Sociology department of the University of Manchester and was then awarded a Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of the Arts and Sciences Fellowship (1999-2003) at the University of Amsterdam, during which she returned to Yale University as a visiting scholar in 2000-2001 and 2003. She was then appointed as part-time Gradus Hendriks Professor in Community Development at Erasmus University and became a senior researcher and program director at the OTB Institute for Urban, Housing and Mobility Studies at the Delft University of Technology. Blokland was a member of the RMO (Council for Social Development), from 2004-2008 where she chaired the advisory committee on ethnic integration policies. She came to Humboldt-University to be appointed on the Chair of Urban and Regional Sociology on February 1st, 2009.