Anne M. Martinez, who received her BA from the University of Michigan Department of Anthropology in 1992, has just been awarded a grant from the Dutch Research Council. The Dutch Research Council Advancing Equity in Academia through Innovation grant will fund a three-year project entitled Disrupting Sameness in Dutch Academia. The project will design interventions to address individual, interpersonal, and institutional barriers to equity and inclusion for people from migration backgrounds in selected programs at the University of Groningen, TU-Delft, University of Utrecht Medical Center, and Wageningen University. This NWO-funded research project, designed with a consortium of scholars and professionals from across the Netherlands, seeks to address inequality and exclusion in Dutch Academia.

The project looks to address how higher education reproduces marginalizations and inequities present in society that affect minority groups. There has been some research upon these marginalized groups, but Martinez's work looks to further investigate how to disrupt the sameness.  The project focus "on disrupting sameness in the Dutch university setting, through the development and piloting of research-based, context-specific interventions in collaboration with stakeholders from start to finish in medical, teaching, and middle management settings in the Netherlands." 

Anne M. Martínez (BA 1992), is a senior lecturer of American Political and Cultural Theory at the University of Groningen