Nuijten2Dr. Ir. M.C.M (Monique) Nuijten
Associate Professor


Monique Nuijten works in the field of social, political and legal anthropology. She published on state-peasant relations in Mexico and Peru. Her current research focuses on contested urban space and political energy at the grassroots, looking at the expression of political agency and the shaping of citizenship in Brazil and Spain.


  • Anthropology of development
  • Legal and Political Anthropology
  • Political Activisim
  • Grassroots politics
  • Power and resistance
  • Citizenship
  • Participation
  • Urban housing
  • Spain
  • Brazil


More publications by Monique Nuijten here


Major Awards / Achievements / Grants

  • 2016  
    Excellent Education Award, Wageningen University, for the course: Sociology in Development: Towards a Critical Perspective
  • 2006 – 2011    
    VIDI grant NWO (the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research).  Power, Force Fields and the Social Construction of Space: An Anthropological Study of Slums in Recife, Brazil.
  • 2000 – 2006  
    Academy Researcher (Akademie Onderzoeker) grant, KNAW (the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences). Re-thinking Sustainable Rural Development: Scenarios for Rural Institutions and Local-Global Governance.
  • 1998            
    PhD (with distinction) In the name of the Land: Organization, Transnationalism and the Culture of the State in a Mexican Ejido.
  • 1988        
    MSc (with distinction)


For more information on projects and research Monique is involved in click here.


Thesis Supervision