Short CV/Education and training

  • 2000 – 2003
    Bachelor of Arts in Social Science (Politics, Psychology, and Anthropology); University College Utrecht, The Netherlands

  • 2003 – 2005
    Master of Science in Comparative Studies of Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism; Utrecht University, The Netherlands

  • 2005 – 2010
    PhD in sociology; Utrecht University, the Netherlands

  • 2011 – 2012
    Postdoctoral researcher; Utrecht University, The Netherlands

  • 2012 – 2013
    Postdoctoral researcher; University of Queensland, Australia

  • 2013 – 2017
    Assistant Professor; Utrecht University, Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science/Ercomer

  • Since 2017
    Associate Professor; Utrecht University, Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science/Ercomer

Selected publications

  • Martinovic, B., & Verkuyten, M. (2016). Inter-religious feelings of Sunni and Alevi Muslim minorities: The role of religious commitment and host national identification. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 52, 1-12.

  • Di Saint Pierre, F., Martinovic, B., & De Vroome, T. (2015). Return wishes of refugees in the Netherlands: The role of integration, host national identification and perceived discrimination. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41(1), 1836-1857.

  • Verkuyten, M., Martinovic, B. & Smeekes, A. (2014). The multicultural jigsaw puzzle: Category indispensability and acceptance of immigrants’ cultural rights. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40(11), 1480-1493.

  • Martinovic, B., & Verkuyten, M. (2014). The political downside of dual identity: group identifications and political mobilization of Muslim minorities. British Journal of Social Psychology, 53(4), 711-730.

  • Martinovic, B. & Verkuyten, M. (2013). ‘We were here first, so we determine the rules of the game’: Autochthony and prejudice towards out-groups. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43(7), 637-647.

  • Martinovic, B. (2013). The interethnic contacts of immigrants and natives in the Netherlands: A two-sided perspective. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 39(1), 69-85.

  • Martinovic, B. & Verkuyten, M. (2012). Host national and religious identification among Turkish Muslims in Western Europe: The role of ingroup norms, perceived discrimination and value incompatibility. European Journal of Social Psychology, 42(7), 893–903.

  • Martinovic, B., Van Tubergen, F. & Maas, I. (2009). Dynamics of interethnic contact: A panel study of immigrants in the Netherlands. European Sociological Review, 25(3), 303-318.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • "This country is ours: Collective psychological ownership and ethnic attitudes"; a large scale international project (9 countries) funded by an ERC Starting Grant, 2017 – 2022

  • Participant in an interdisciplinary research network funded by the EU COST action IS1205 ‘Social psychological dynamics of historical representations in the enlarged EU’,

    2013 – 2016

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of Utrecht Young Academy

  • Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Intercultural Relations

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • Participation in societal debates with non-academic stakeholders


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