Conference in association with the 2017 Erasmus Prize

Diversity in science

21 November 2017 from 10:30 to 16:45 hrs
St Gertrude’s Chapel (Gertrudiskapel), Willemsplantsoen 1C, 3511 LA Utrecht
+31 20 551 0859
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Michèle Lamont, cultural sociologist and 2017 Erasmus Prize laureate, will talk to researchers working in a variety of domains about diversity in science. The conference will address such themes as disciplinary diversity, researcher diversity and diversity in quality indicators. Throughout the event, the discussion will focus on one key question: who decides what is successful and valuable in scientific research?

Michèle Lamont. Foto Martha StewartMichèle Lamont (Photo: Martha Stewart)


  • Barnita Bagchi, Associate Professor Comparative Literature, Utrecht University
  • Naomi Ellemers, Distinguished University Professor, Utrecht University
  • Henkjan Honing, Professor of Music Cognition, University of Amsterdam
  • Anthony Abraham Jack, Assistant Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Annemarie Mol, Professor of the Anthropology of the Body, University of Amsterdam
  • Floor Rink, Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Identity Management, University of Groningen
  • Ingrid Robeyns, Professor of Ethics of Institutions, Utrecht University
  • Sarah de Rijcke, Associate Professor Science and Evaluation Studies, Leiden University
  • Marten Scheffer, Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management, Wageningen University
  • Appy Sluijs, Professor of Paleoceanography, Utrecht University
  • Jojanneke van der Toorn, Professor of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Workplace Inclusion, Leiden University
  • Iris van der Tuin, Associate Professor Liberal Arts and Sciences, Utrecht University

The language of communication during the conference will be English.


The conference is being organised jointly by the Academy, the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation and Utrecht University.