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Ellemers (2010)

Naomi Ellemers (born 31 January 1963 in Amsterdam)[1] is a professor of social psychology and organisations and distinguished professor at Utrecht University since September 2015.[2]

Ellemers was professor of social and organizational psychology at Leiden University from 1999 to 2015.

Her research focuses on the interaction between group-membership and individual affect and cognition. It considers why and how individuals take on group membership, and their interaction with members of those groups.

Since 2011, Ellemers has been a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.[3]


  • Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy (2014).[4]
  • Spinoza Prize (2010).[5]
  • KNAW Merian Award for women in science (2010).[6]
  • Nominated for the 'Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research', (2009).[7]
  • Kurt Lewin Award, European Association of Social Psychology, for significant and sustained contributions to the science of social psychology (2008).,[8]
  • Honorary International Fellow, American Psychological Society (2002).
  • Jaspars Award, European Association of Experimental Social Psychology, for early scientific achievement (1990).[9]

Publications (selection)Edit

  • Neuroscience of prejudice and intergroup relations. Edited by Belle Derks, Daan Scheepers, and Naomi Ellemers. New York, Psychology Press, 2013. ISBN 978-1-84872-641-3
  • Social identity. Context, commitment, content. Edited by Naomi Ellemers, Russell Spears and Bertjan Doosje. Oxford, Blackwell, 1999. ISBN 0-631-20691-4
  • Numerous journal articles


  1. ^ "Ellemers CV" (PDF). Naomi Ellemers. Retrieved 21 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Ellemers at Utrecht University, accessed 26 Nov. 2015
  3. ^ "Naomi Ellemers" (in Dutch). Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "British Academy announces 42 new fellows". Times Higher Education. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Prof. N. (Naomi) Ellemers". Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  6. ^ "First KNAW Merian Prize awarded to psychologist Naomi Ellemers — English". The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  7. ^ "Purdue University - Center for Families". Perdue University Center for Families. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  8. ^ "EASP - Activities: Kurt Lewin Awards". European Association of Social Psychology. 2014-07-16. Retrieved 2014-07-21. 
  9. ^ "EASP - Activities: Jos Jaspars Awards". European Association of Social Psychology. Retrieved 2014-07-21.