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Curriculum Vitae Jacques J.A. Thomassen


Address: Rabatstraat 69

7559 CX Hengelo

The Netherlands


Telephone Home +31 74 2770839

E-mail J.J.A.Thomassen@utwente.nl


Marital status Married, two children


Present position: Professor emeritus of political science

University of Twente

Postbus 217

7500 AE Enschede


Place of birth: Diessen

Date of birth: 23 September 1945


Education: MA Sociology (cum laude), Catholic University, Tilburg, 1968.

Doctor Social Sciences, Catholic University, Tilburg, 1976

Title dissertation: Kiezers en Gekozenen in een Representatieve Demokratie.


Positions:

Assistant professor, department of sociology, Catholic University, Tilburg, 1968-1977

Assistant study director, Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, 1969-1970

Professor of political science, University of Twente, 1977- 2010

Distinguished professor of political science (‘Universiteitshoogleraar’), 2005- 2010

Chair department of political science, University of Twente, 1981-1985; 1988-1992; 1996-2005

Dean faculty of public administration and public policy, University of Twente, 1985-1987; 1993-1995.

Fellow Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (NIAS), 1986-1987; 2002-2003

Visiting professor, Center for European Studies, Harvard University, 1996

Visiting professor, University of Mannheim, 1997-1998.

Fernand Braudel fellow, European University Institute, Florence, 2007-2008

Visiting professor Australian National University, Canberra, 2009

Other positions and experiences:

Chair Dutch Foundation for Electoral Research (SKON), 1987-1999

Chair department of political science and public administration of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), 1989-1991.

Chair International Committee for Research into Elections and Representative Democracy (ICORE) (International Association of National Election Studies), 1992-1999

Chair Planning Committee Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES), 1994-1999.

Member of the Dutch Society for Sciences (Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen), 1990-

Member of the Social Sciences Council of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (Sociaal-Wetenschappelijke Raad), 1991- 2017

- president 2001-2006

Member of the Scientific Board (Wissenschaftliche Beirat) of the Zentrum für Umfragen und Sozial Forschung (ZUMA), University of Mannheim, Germany, 1992-1998.

Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1996-

President of the Dutch Political Science Association, 1997- 1999

Member of the Social Sciences Research Council (Gebiedsbestuur voor maatschappij- en gedragswetenschappen), Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), 1997- 2002.

Scientific Director Netherlands Institute of Government (Nederlandse Onderzoekschool voor de Bestuurskunde), 1999- 2004

Member Editorial Board Acta Politica, 2000- 2015

Member Scientific Advisory Board European Social Survey (ESS), 2001-2009

Member advisory committee (Begeleidingscollege) Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP), 2003- 2009

Member Executive Committee of the Network of Excellence on Efficient and Democratic Governance in a Multi-level Europe (Connex), 2004- 2008

Member Kuratorium GESIS (German Social Science Infrastructure Services), 2005- 2007

Chair Scientific Advisory Board GESIS, 2007-2008

General Secretary Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), 2008- 2011

Chair review committee Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau, 2015-2016

Chair committee ‘Witte Vlekken’ KNAW 2012-2016

Member of several juries for Best Book Awards of the American Political Science Association

Honours

Officier in de Orde van Oranje-Nassau, 2002.