Jan Rath

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Professor of Urban Sociology in the Department of Sociology of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), researcher at the Center for Urban Studies and the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) in the same university. He is also Research Fellow at the Migration Research Center (MiReKoc) at Koç University, Istanbul, Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study (NIAS) and and also a Professor by Special Appointment at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (see below).

He is, moreover, the European Chair of Metropolis International, an associate of the World Economic Forum, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS) within the University of Oxford. He has been an advisor of a wide array of local, national and supranational governmental organizations and civic society institutions, including the European Commission (notably DG Enterprise and Industry), the OECD, the OSCE, and the United Nations (notably the IOM, UNHCR, UNCTAD, and the Population Division).

Here, he has collected all of his works, mainly academic, but also other works of interest. You are welcome to browse the website. If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions, please feel free to contact him by email.

SABBATICAL LEAVE

Jan Rath is currently on sabbatical leave for the next academic years, in plural, completing a book on migrant entrepreneurship and conducting research on the proliferation of middle-class amenities, cultural consumption and new urban forms. During this period, he is not teaching any classes at UvA or holding office hours.

During his sabbatical, Rath is continuing his collaboration with the Migration Research Center (MiReKoc) at Koç University, Istanbul. He is also associated with the Anton de Kom University of Suriname in Paramaribo to teach and to provide other services, and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) and the Erasmus University Rotterdam.    

PROFESSOR BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT

Jan Rath had also been appointed to Prof. J.A.A. van Doorn Chair at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) in the previous academic year. In the same period, he served as the Van Doorn Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), one of the institutes of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). The chair and fellowship are an homage to the founder of the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB), Prof. Jacques van Doorn. Rath dedicated his time to the study of urban amenities, cultural consumption, and the proliferation of new middle-class lifestyles and identities, or more concretely to coffee bars, craft beer breweries, home decoration stores, street food trucks, and other hipsterish places, among other things. On June 17, 2022, in Rotterdam, he presented the fifth edition of the Van Doorn Lecture

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Number of citations

290

Number of papers published

61

Number of PhD students supervised AND EXAMINED

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