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Jorrit Smit is a postdoctoral researcher in the project 'Evaluating Societal Impact'. With diverse science studies methods, he investigates the potential and limits of impact evaluation and its effects on scientific practice. Previously, he conducted a PhD on the history and philosophy of valorisation and impact policies at Leiden University. This project was funded by a personal NWO grant for PhD's in the Humanities. Jorrit was a visiting researcher at UCL Science and Technology Studies (UCL-STS) and the UCLA History Department, and a research intern at the Rathenau Institute. He studied physical chemistry, philosophy and history of science at the universities of Amsterdam, Leuven and Utrecht. Jorrit has published on the paradoxical effects of impact policy on researchers, the history of valorisation as part of university identity and the politics of scientific internationalism in the interwar period. He is also an editor at the public philosophy magazine *Wijsgerig Perspectief*.  Research interests: *history of science, societal impact, research evaluation, scientific practice.* Onderzoeksinteresses: *wetenschapsgeschiedenis, maatschappelijke impact, onderzoeksevaluatie, wetenschappelijke praktijk.*


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