dr University Utrecht (1971); dr University
Sciences and in Humanities
1966-1969: university education in the social sciences of the
University of Utrecht, resulting in a doctor's degree granted on
a thesis concerning European indigenous ethno-linguistic
1970-1976: engaged in civil service as a referendary in the city
of Leiden, responsible for sanitation of urban backstreet
quarters and population resettlement.
1976-1988: engaged in the Faculty of Social Siences of Groningen
University; project leader of a survey investigating the use of
Frisian and the attitudes towards Frisian identity, resulting in
publications in a variety of periodicals. Also published an
introduction to the study of the sociology of language.
1988-1999: management trainer, adviser and coach of teams.
President in a foundation editing Frisian books and periodicals.
1999-present day: re-engagement in academic life, resulting in a
doctor’s thesis at Groningen University, in 2004 published as
"Etnische Zuivering in Midden-Europa" (ethnic cleansing in
Central Europe). Chapter VII of this study is meanwhile revised
and on approval on this website.
Participation in Univ. of Amsterdam community 'Babylonic
Europa'. and in congresses concerning minority problems and
bilingualism, organized by Ceges-Somes Brussels, European
University of Tetovo (Macedonia), Sapientia University Cluj and
Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities (ISPMN),
Pécs University (Hungary) and Ossijek University (Croatia). The contribution
delivered to the Pécs-Ossijek congress 2012 is on approval on