I am an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology at Radboud University Nijmegen.
My fields of interest include ethnic hostility, ethnic educational differentials and criminology (punitivity and reporting behaviour). At the moment I have three main projects.
1: A project in which I aim to synthesize the theoretical frameworks for explicit prejudice, implicit bias and interethnic bullying. One of the datasets I use for this project is ‘The Nijmegen School Study’ (TNSS).
2: A project that focuses on educational transition decisions. Ethnic minorities make different choices than native Dutch. These differences remain even after controlling for ability, social background factors and social and cultural capital. Why?
3: A criminology project. Questions I am trying to answer are: What punishments fit the crime and the offender according to the general Dutch population? Who and when do people (not) report crime to the police and what can be done to increase crime reporting? For the latter project I rely heavily on the ‘Dutch panel Study on Fear of Crime, Crime Reporting and Punitiviy’ (NOAS).
To answer research questions I make use of large scale surveys among the general population and among specific target groups. I also perform (survey and lab) experiments to test my hypotheses. I am the principal investigator of TNSS (see TNSS), a panel study among 364 pupils of all levels of secondary school within 15 classes of one school in Nijmegen and of NOAS (see NOAS), a panel study among a representative part of of the native Dutch population (sample size approximately 750). Since October 2010, I am in the board of the ‘NEtherlands Longitudinal Lifecourse Study’ (NELLS). A dataset containg about 5000 respondents in the first wave. The NELLS includes an oversample of ethnic minorities (Dutch-Moroccans and Dutch-Turks). For more information on NELLS see www.NELLS.nl (in Dutch) for codebook and data see here.
Something about me:
In 2002, I obtained my Master’s degree in Natural Sciences at the Radboud University Nijmegen. After this, I worked for a brief period as a youth worker in Bos en Lommer, Amsterdam but soon decided to study Social Cultural Sciences at the VU University Amsterdam. I obtained my Master’s degree in Social Cultural Sciences in 2004. In September 2004, I became a PhD student at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS). I worked on my PhD thesis at the Department of Sociology of the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. My PhD defense took place 28 September 2009 and I obtained my PhD cum laude. I have published in journals such as European Sociological Review, British Journal of Sociology and Acta Politica.
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions about my work or about the datasets TNSS, NOAS or NELLS.
Department of Sociology
Radboud University Nijmegen
P.O. Box 9104
6500 HE Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Phone: + 31 24 3613017