The Owners Project

OWNERS is a 5-year research project (2017-2022) funded by a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant awarded to Dr. Borja Martinović at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. The project examines collective psychological ownership (CPO) - a sense that a territory belongs to one's ethnic group.

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Who we are

We are a group of researchers at Utrecht University, Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science, working on the OWNERS project. The core research team consists of Borja Martinović (Principal Investigator), Tom Nijs (PhD student working on Project 1), Wybren Nooitgedagt (PhD student working on Project 2), and Nora Storz (PhD student working on Project 3). Our research interests are in the field of migration and intergroup relations and we are all part of the European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER). The wider team includes collaborators in the nine countries that are covered by the OWNERS project.

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