Judi Mesman

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials J.
Main position Hoogleraar UL / Decaan LUC
Disciplines Migration, ethnic relations and multiculturalism
  Gender studies
Chair The Interdisciplinary Study of Societal Challenges
Domain Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Law
Membership Member
Since 2018
Member of Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Law
Member of Jury Hendrik Muller Prize
Employed by Universiteit Leiden
Leiden University College (LUC), Faculteit Governance and Global Affairs
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG  Den Haag
tel.  070 800 9176
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Judi Mesman studies how children and parents see themselves and one another in society, drawing on insights from different disciplines. Mesman made a name for herself as an expert on early childhood socialisation in different cultures, and on gender stereotyping in upbringing. For example, she has shown that fathers and mothers convey information to their children about how girls and boys are supposed to behave in subtle and often unconscious ways.