Since January 1, 2018, I am Professor of Philanthropy at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

My complete CV is here and here’s a biographical sketch. A high-resolution portrait in black/white is here (courtesy of Foto Van Ophem). Here is the color version.

Get in touch through r dot bekkers at vu dot nl. As of 1 January 2014 I am the director of the Center for Philanthropic Studies at VU Amsterdam. The press release is here. The strategy 2016-2020 for the Center is available here.

From 2013 to 2017 I was ‘professor by special appointment’ (bijzonder hoogleraar) at the Faculty of Social Sciences of VU Amsterdam. The chair was sponsored by the Van der Gaag Foundation of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (KNAW). My task was to conduct research on ‘Social aspects of prosocial behavior, particularly philanthropy’. Read more about the chair here. On April 25, 2013 I delivered an inaugural lecture outlining the research program (in Dutch). Read more about the progress of research in: the annual report on 2013, the annual report on 2014, and 2015-2017.

Also I am the research chair of the European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP).

The Center for Philanthropic Studies at VU Amsterdam conducts the biennial ‘Giving in the Netherlands’ Panel Study (GINPS). More information on the GINPS is here. Geven in Nederland logo


Websites of co-authors

Websites of journals

Directions to my office at VU Amsterdam
You can find me in room 2E55b of the VU main building. If you come by tram (line 5 in the direction of Amstelveen Binnenhof) or Metro (line 51 in the direction of Amstelveen Westwijk), get out at stop ‘De Boelelaan/VU’. The main building is the building at your right hand side. Go through the revolving glass doors of the main entrance, keep left, and go up the stairs to the 2nd floor. Philanthropic Studies is located in the E-wing of the 2nd floor. The access door to the E-wing is closed; call me at +31 20 598 6493.

U kunt mij vinden in kamer 2E55b van het Hoofdgebouw van de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Gemakkelijk te bereiken met metrolijn 51 richting Amstelveen Westwijk of tram 5 richting Amstelveen Binnenhof, uitstappen op halte De Boelelaan/VU. Het hoofdgebouw is aan uw rechterhand. Na de glazen draaideuren links houden, de trap op naar de 2e verdieping. De werkgroep is gehuisvest in de E-vleugel. De deur is gesloten; bel dan 020 598 6493.


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