Maarten Vink holds the Chair of Political Science with a focus on Political Sociology at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. He is Co-Director of the Maastricht Center for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE) where he currently leads the research project “Migrant Life Course and Legal Status Transition (MiLifeStatus)” funded by a Consolidator Grant of the European Research Council (2016-2021).
Maarten Vink is Co-Director of the Global Citizenship Observatory (GLOBALCIT), a web platform that provides user-friendly open access to a major worldwide collection of data and analyses on citizenship laws and access to franchise for academic researchers and policy communities. In addition he is joint coordinator of the Standing Committee “Migration, Citizenship and Political Participation” of the international IMISCOE network on International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion.
Maarten Vink obtained his PhD in Political Science at Leiden University in 2003 and has been at Maastricht University since 2004. He was previously a Jean Monnet Fellow (2003-2004) and a Part-Time Professor (2011-2016) at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Vink was a FCT Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal (2007-2010) and also held Visiting Scholarships at the Center for European Studies, New York University (2004) and at the Department of Philosophy and Culture at the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal (2005).
Fields of Expertise
Political science; political sociology; Comparative methods; Migration; Citizenship; Immigrant integration; Europeanization.