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Leaders of color (since 2023).

This explorative project investigated the experiences of people of color in leadership positions in the Netherlands, focusing on the (semi-)public sector (see report Leiderschap in kleur) and the private sector (in progress). In addition, the role of boards and recruitment agencies in selecting and appointing leaders of color is investigated.


Crafting resilience (since 2022).

Social resilience is often presented as a panacea for problems from inequality to polarisation. But what is social resilience and how do you build a resilient society? Over five years, the research project will examine social interventions that seek to create social resilience in eight Dutch cities. Funded by an NWA grant awarded to Anouk de Koning and co-applicants Femke Kaulingfreks and Maartje van der Woude. PhD student within the subproject Professional politics of Social work: Sharifa Redan, co-supervised by Femke Kaulingfreks and Willem Boterman.