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**Jonathan Mijs is a Veni Fellow at Erasmus University Rotterdam.**

Previously, Jonathan was an EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow. Jonathan held appointments as Lecturer on Sociology at Harvard University (2019-2021) and Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics (2017-2019). He earned his PhD in Sociology from Harvard University in 2017.

His *Disconnected Inequality* project investigates how people across the Atlantic make sense of inequality, and how their beliefs in turn fuel feelings of sympathy and solidarity with fellow citizens, inform their policy attitudes and motivate their political behavior.

Jonathan is part of the *Erasmus Institute on Culture and Stratification* and the *Vital Cities and Citizens* Erasmus Initiative, where his work contributes to the subtheme Inclusive Cities and Diversity. For more information on Jonathan's research and publications, see his personal homepage.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • misinformation
  • misperceptions
  • HM Sociology
  • inequality
  • meritocracy
  • stratification
  • HT Communities. Classes. Races
  • segregation


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