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Staff members with discipline Sociology

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

Overview of all disciplines

Bullying: Teachers; Relative Age Effect (RAE)
D.A.E. (Danelien) van Aalst, MSc
Contact
d.a.e.van.aalst rug.nl
+31 50 36 39707
Function
PhD Student
Field / Discipline
No picture available
Contact
g.a.albornoz.barra rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Public discourses and public opinion of crime and punishment.
Social reactions to criminality.
Women, crime and justice.
Feminist criminology and gendered aspects of cirme.
dr. M. (Martina) Althoff
Contact
m.althoff rug.nl
Function
Associate professor
Field / Discipline
reserach methods (qualitative, quantitative, simulations), data analysis, project management
dr. P.P. (Patrycja) Antosz
Contact
p.p.antosz rug.nl
Function
cooperation, normative behavior, social dilemmas, game theory, experimental sociology
D.M. (Dieko) Bakker, MSc
Contact
d.m.bakker rug.nl
Function
Postdoctoral Researcher
Field / Discipline
Religious diversity, Christianity/ Pentecostalism, secularity, health, gender, sexuality, NGOs, international development, knowledge valorisation, Netherlands, Western Europe, Uganda, Eastern and Southern Africa
dr. B.E. (Brenda) Bartelink
Contact
b.e.bartelink rug.nl
Function
Senior researcher (postdoc)
Field / Discipline
N.B. (Neha) Basnet, MA MSc
Contact
n.b.basnet rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
A.C. (Alex) Belloir, MA
Contact
a.c.belloir rug.nl
Function
PhD Candidate
- Sociology of migration and transnationalisation
- Sociology of social inequalities
- Sociology of higher education
- Sociology of health and well-being
- Personal network analysis
dr. B. (Ba┼čak) Bilecen
Contact
b.bilecen rug.nl
Function
Rosalind Franklin Assistant Professor of Sociology
Field / Discipline
No picture available
Contact
l.bister rug.nl
Function
rural development, social innovation, rural mobility and migration, rural magrinalisation, rural governance, participatory governance, animal welfare, rural gender, sustainable food production and consumption, green care, multifunctional agriculture
prof. dr. ir. B.B. (Bettina) Bock
Contact
b.b.bock rug.nl
Function
Professor for Population Decline and Quality of Life in Northern Netherlands
Field / Discipline
sociology of education, school careers, inequality and stratification, family sociology
dr. M.H. (Rie) Bosman
Contact
m.h.bosman rug.nl
+31 50 36 36209
Function
Lecturer / Policy Officer
Field / Discipline
M.P.W.J. (Mayke) Bosman, MSc
Contact
m.p.w.j.bosman rug.nl
Function
Lecturer
Field / Discipline
cultural diplomacy, cultural entrepreneurship, cultural leadership
D.Z. (Djamila) Boulil, MA
Contact
d.z.boulil rug.nl
Function
Lecturer
Field / Discipline
V.L. (Vera) Buijs, MSc
Contact
v.l.buijs rug.nl
Function
PhD student
prof. dr. ir. C.E.M.J. (Liset) van Dijk
Contact
c.e.m.j.van.dijk rug.nl
Function
game theory, exchange networks, collective decision making, mathematical sociology
No picture available
Contact
j.dijkstra rug.nl
+31 50 36 36208
Function
Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
status, antisocial behavior, risk behavior,adolescence, social networks
dr. J.K. (Jan Kornelis) Dijkstra
Contact
jan.dijkstra rug.nl
+31 50 36 36551
Function
Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
Onderwijs en arbeid
T. (Tom) Drukker
Contact
t.drukker rug.nl
Function
Project Leader Teacher Activities Gammasteunpunt
Field / Discipline
statistics, social network analysis
dr. M.A.J. (Marijtje) van Duijn
Contact
m.a.j.van.duijn rug.nl
+31 50 36 36195
Function
Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
F.H. (Flávio) Eiró de Oliveira
Contact
f.eiro rug.nl
Function
Lecturer
Peer relationships; Peer status; Teacher-student relationships; School engagement and motivation;
dr. M.C. (Maaike) Engels
Contact
m.c.engels rug.nl
Function
Postdoctoral researcher
Social integration, Cooperation, Social networks, Agent-based modelling, Social complexity
prof. dr. A. (Andreas) Flache
Contact
a.flache rug.nl
+31 50 36 36214
Function
Professor
A.A. (Ana) Flamind
Contact
a.a.flamind rug.nl
Function
PhD student
prof. dr. A.M.H. (Anne) Gauthier
Contact
a.m.h.gauthier rug.nl
Function
Honorary Professor of Comparative Family Studies
Field / Discipline
Survey Methodology: mixed-mode and mixed-device surveys, targeting of hard-to-survey populations, interviewer-respondent interaction.

Research methods: qualitative and quantitative
M. (Marieke) van Gerner-Haan, PhD
Contact
marieke.haan rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
F. (Francesca) Giardini, PhD
Contact
f.giardini rug.nl
Function
Assistant professor
Field / Discipline
sociology of work, public policy, social welfare
dr. A.C. (Arie) Glebbeek
Contact
a.c.glebbeek rug.nl
+31 50 36 36256
Function
Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
S. (Samira) de Groot
Contact
s.de.groot02 umcg.nl
Function
PhD Candidate
Field / Discipline
I study nonprofit and public organizations that aim to improve the situation and position of disadvantaged groups in society. I focus on the relationship between these organizations' policies and interventions, their organizational features and the results of their operations. I study these issues in organizations such as humanitarian NGOs, and Dutch municipalities and NGOs working on the labor market integration of refugees, applying both qualitative and quantitative methods.
dr. L. (Liesbet) Heyse
Contact
l.heyse rug.nl
+31 50 36 36234
Function
Associate Professor of Sociology
Field / Discipline
Sociale netwerkanalyse, criminele netwerken
No picture available
Contact
j.h.j.hiemstra rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Statistics, missing data, multiple imputation, social network analysis
dr. J.M.E. (Mark) Huisman
Contact
j.m.e.huisman rug.nl
+31 50 36 36345
Function
Assistant Professor
Bullying and victimization; Anti-bullying interventions; Social network analysis and interventions; Social-emotional development; Prosocial and antisocial behavior; Peer relations; Educational sociology.
dr. G.E. (Gijs) Huitsing
Contact
g.e.huitsing rug.nl
+31 50 36 36197
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
Comparison of European health systems, organisation of care, evaluation of care, children and adolescents, public health, vulnerable families, medical sociology 
dr. D.E.M.C. (Danielle) Jansen
Contact
d.e.m.c.jansen umcg.nl
+31 50 361 6675
Function
Assistant professor
Research, development, consultancy
dr. E.P.W.A. (Ellen) Jansen
Contact
e.p.w.a.jansen rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor Teacher Education
R.L.F. (Rowan) ten Kate, MSc
Contact
r.l.f.ten.kate rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Praktijkgericht sociaal-wetenschappelijk onderzoek
Sociale veiligheid en groepsvorming
Pesten
Scriptiebegeleiding
R.E. (Ronald) Kielman, MSc
Contact
r.e.kielman rug.nl
Function
Lecturer
Field / Discipline
I do qualitative research on religion and secularism in the Netherlands, in recent years especially focusing on the themes of gender and sexuality. I am currently directing the project "Sexuality, Religion and Secularism" (funded by the Netherlands Foundation for Research, NWO). Previous research focused on Catholicism and spirituality in the Netherlands and on Nigerian Pentecostalism in Europe and the Netherlands. I have also published a series of theoretical and methodological reflections on the dilemma's of participant observation in studying religion.

For students: I only accept supervision of projects that employ qualitative research methods.
dr. K.E. (Kim) Knibbe
Contact
k.e.knibbe rug.nl
+31 50 36 34585
Function
Associate Professor Sociology and Anthropology of Religion
Field / Discipline
Social class, group-based emotions, intergroup processes
No picture available
Contact
t.kuppens rug.nl
+31 50 36 37151
Function
Assistant professor
A. (Anne) Kuschel, MSc
Contact
a.kuschel rug.nl
Function
PhD Student
Field / Discipline
Lydia Laninga-Wijnen did her PhD at the department of Interdisciplinary Social Science, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She has worked on the project "Social Network Analysis of Risk behavior in Early Adolescence" and examined the role of popular peers in the co-evolution of friendships and these behaviors. She currently works as postdoc at the University of Groningen, Department of Sociology, where she evaluates the SterkWerk program, which aims at reducing bullying in elementary schools.
A.M. (Lydia) Laninga-Wijnen, M
Contact
a.m.laninga-wijnen rug.nl
Function
Postdoctoral fellow
Seonok is a Ph.D. in the Department of Sociology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Her doctoral dissertation examines how economic migration and global capitalism is deeply intertwined with the production of race and racial hierarchies. Her research involved ethnographic research and working alongside immigrants and foreign migrant workers in South Korean factories, and immigrant brides from Southeast Asian countries.
S. (Seonok) Lee, PhD
Contact
seonok.lee rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
cognitive sociology, microfoundations for theories on collective phenomena, goal-framing theory, theory of goals and wellbeing (SPF theory), pro- and antisocial behavior solidarity, groups and relationships, community, governance in and of organizations, institutions
prof. dr. S.M. Lindenberg
Contact
s.m.lindenberg rug.nl
+31 50 36 36204
Function
Full Professor
Field / Discipline
Organizational Sociology
Sociology of Work
Social Inequality, Mobility, and Stratification
Z. (Zoltán) Lippényi, PhD
Contact
z.lippenyi rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
Cognitive social structures, triadic relations model, perception of friendship
J. (Jing) Liu
Contact
j.liu rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
No picture available
Contact
a.p.m.lucardie rug.nl
Function
Senior Research Fellow
Field / Discipline
Place attachment, 
Mobilities, 
Youth, 
Research communication,
E. (Eva) Maersk, MSc
Contact
e.maersk rug.nl
Function
PhD candidate
Computational Social Science
dr. M. (Michael) Maes
Contact
m.maes rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
Sociology of religion, secularism, governance of religious diversity, cities, governance networks, public institutions, contempotary Jewish communities, non-religion, apostasy
dr. J. (Julia) Martínez-Ariño
Contact
j.martinez.arino rug.nl
+31 50 36 35592
Function
Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion
Field / Discipline
cooperation, social preferences, social networks
C.A. (Carlos) de Matos Fernandes, MSc
Contact
c.a.de.matos.fernandes rug.nl
+31 50 36 35540
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
life course, genetics, cross-national research, labor market and family sociology, fertility, partnerships, event history analysis
prof. dr. M.C. (Melinda) Mills
Contact
m.c.mills rug.nl
+31 50 36 36253
Function
Full Professor
Labourmarket communication and professionalising recruitment department of HR- Innovation

In the past: 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/femke-munniksma-0b2b8326/
F. (Femke) Munniksma, MSc
Contact
f.munniksma rug.nl
+31 6 1051 5617
Function
Policy advisor HR Innovation / Young Professional
Field / Discipline
dr. T. Nowak
Contact
t.nowak rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Field / Discipline
Biopsychosociale benadering van gezondheidszorg
No picture available
Contact
f.m.van.nuenen umcg.nl
Function
Residential (im)mobility, internal migration, family networks, metropolitan areas, neighbourhoods
dr. M.I. (Isabel) Palomares Linares
Contact
m.i.palomares rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Z.E. Pardoel
Contact
z.e.pardoel umcg.nl
Function
Researcher and PhD-student
Field / Discipline
Bullying, group processes and social status
Peer relations (social networks)
Intervention research 
Quantitative research methods for longitudinal research


dr. R. (Rozemarijn) van der Ploeg
Contact
rozemarijn.van.der.ploeg rug.nl
Function
Assistant professor
dr. D. (Dennis) Raven
Contact
d.raven rug.nl
Function
Researcher
Field / Discipline
Diversity, multiculturalism and migration. Multi, Inter and transdisciplinarity in theory and research methods.
G. (Geetha) Reddy, PhD
Contact
geetha.reddy rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Workplace inclusion of employees with a concealable stigmatized minority identity
J.M. (Julian) Rengers
Contact
j.m.rengers rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
My (Phd) research focusses on social relations (e.g. social capital, group identity) and how they influence health and wellbeing. I study these proceses in the context of a larger (applied) project "Gronings Perpectief", in which we study the social impact of the earthquakes in Groningen.
J.E.F. (Justin) Richardson, MSc
Contact
j.e.f.richardson rug.nl
+31 50 36 36299
Function
PHD Researcher
Field / Discipline
scientific concept formation, relationship theory and policy, policy evaluation and policy reconstruction
dr. M.E.G.M. (Menno) Rol
Contact
m.e.g.m.rol rug.nl
+31 6 4053 9606
Function
Lecturer
No picture available
Contact
m.roos rug.nl
Function
Lecturer
Field / Discipline

PhD-student research group Higher Education (GMW)

I set up a research project to learn more about the academic development of high achieving Bachelor’s students (i.e. honours students and non-honours students who belong to the best 10% of their degree programme). The goal of this research is to measure the learning interests and preferences of high achieving Bachelor’s students and to follow the interdisciplinary learning gains of an honours programme. The outcomes of this research project might contribute to the further development of interdisciplinary education and honours programmes. Policy Officer Education (Office of the University)
I work for the Strategy Department of Education & Research as a policy officer and am responsible for policy issues concerning minor programmes.
J.E. (Jennifer) Schijf, MSc
Contact
j.e.schijf rug.nl
Function
PhD-student & Policy Officer Education
inter-ethnic relations, welfare state attitudes, immigrant labour market integration

For further information, please go to http://www.verenaseibel.eu
dr. V.M.K. (Verena) Seibel
Contact
v.m.k.seibel rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
schrijfvaardigheid; evolutionaire sociologie
dr. R.C. (Rita) Smaniotto
Contact
r.c.smaniotto rug.nl
+31 50 36 36297
Function
Lecturer
Field / Discipline
social networks, multilevel analysis, stochastic models in the social and behavioral sciences, statistics
prof. dr. T.A.B. (Tom) Snijders
Contact
t.a.b.snijders rug.nl
+31 50 36 36189
Function
Full Professor
social networks, stochastic modelling
dr. C.E.G. (Christian) Steglich
Contact
c.e.g.steglich rug.nl
+31 50 36 36189
Function
Associate Professor
aging , lifecourse, social relations,self-management and self-regulation, well-beinghappiness
No picture available
Contact
b.j.m.steverink rug.nl
+31 50 36 39187 /363 6469
Function
Associate professor
Field / Discipline
My research focuses on cultural production processes. Merging inspiration from science and technology studies into the domain of sociology of art, I develop a pragmatist approach that turns attention to how evolving objects influence the social settings of their making. Empirically, I have followed creative work practices and valuation processes in film and design.
dr. S.M. (Sara) Strandvad
Contact
s.m.strandvad rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor of Arts in Society
Field / Discipline
Reproductive decision-making; human behavioural ecology; biosocial approach; height; visualization; R
dr. G. (Gert) Stulp, PhD
Contact
g.stulp rug.nl
Function
Assistant professor
Field / Discipline
T.P. (Thomas) Teekens, MSc
Contact
t.p.teekens rug.nl
Function
PhD Candidate
Field / Discipline
Youth studies; social and educational youth issues; youth participation
prof. dr. M.C. (Greetje) Timmerman
Contact
m.c.timmerman rug.nl
+31 50 36 36235
Function
Full Professor
Medische Ethiek, Medische Professionaliteit, Medische Sociologie
No picture available
Contact
d.g.van.tol umcg.nl
Function
researcher / assistant professor
International migration, demographic characteristics and behaviour of migrant populations, family formation, intergenerational relationships
No picture available
Contact
h.a.g.de.valk rug.nl
Function
Honorary Professor of Migration and the life course
Field / Discipline
Keywords to describe research:
social impact assessment and management; social performance; social licence to operate; social sustainability; sense of place; place attachment; community engagement; public participation; corporate social responsibility; human rights impact assessment; social aspects of climate change; social aspects of natural resource management; technology assessment; applied social research; cultural geography (social/human geography); environmental sociology; rural sociology; sociology of food and agriculture

Other matters to note:

Prof Vanclay was awarded the 2014 Individual Award from the International Association for Impact Assessment for his sustained contribution to the theory and practice of social impact assessment.
 
Prof Vanclay has been a visiting professor with: the University of Eastern Finland, 2012; the University of Sao Paulo (San Carlos campus), Brazil,  2012; the University of Southern Queensland, 2016; National Taiwan University, 2017; and the North West A&F University, China, 2017. 

Prof Vanclay
was President of the International Rural Sociology Association from 2000 to 2004. He also has a long affiliation with the International Association for Impact Assessment including sometime member of the Board of Directors, and various Committee Chair appointments 
prof. dr. F.M.D. (Frank) Vanclay
Contact
frank.vanclay rug.nl
+31 50 36 38657
Function
Professor of Cultural Geography, Director Urban & Regional Studies Institute
Criminality and security. Bullying and victimization. Prosocial and antisocial behavior. Social network analysis.
prof. dr. D.R. (René) Veenstra
Contact
d.r.veenstra rug.nl
+31 50 36 36570
Function
Professor
Field / Discipline
vaardigheden onderwijs
T.W. (Tessa) Veenstra, MSc
Contact
t.w.veenstra rug.nl
+31 50 36 37210
Function
Study Advisor/ Lecturer
Field / Discipline
Child wellbeing and parental imprisonment
Parent-child relationships and parental imprisonment
Prison-based interventions aimed at strengthening parent-child relationships
S.D. (Simon) Venema, MSc
Contact
s.d.venema rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
B. (Bram) van Vulpen
Contact
b.van.vulpen rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Specifically teaching and measuring competencies and citizenship
No picture available
Contact
marieke.van.der.wal rug.nl
+31 50 36 33128
Function
Lecturer
Cooperation, Trust, Identity
J.C. (Janine) Weeting, MSc
Contact
j.c.weeting rug.nl
Function
Graduate School Coordinator and Study Advisor Philosophy
Field / Discipline
H.M. (Hinke) van der Werf, MSc
Contact
h.m.van.der.werf umcg.nl
Function
Sociology of Work, Sociology of organisation
dr. R.J.J. (Rudi) Wielers
Contact
r.j.j.wielers rug.nl
+31 50 36 36257
Function
Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
S. Wiersma, Bsc
Contact
s.wiersma rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
K. (Klaas) Wilts
Contact
k.wilts rug.nl
Function
Student Assistant Strategy Department of Education & Research; Administration and Management Office of the Board
Field / Discipline
Rechtssociologie
Empirisch onderzoek
Beleidswetenschappen
Sociale zekerheid
dr. P. (Paulien) de Winter
Contact
p.de.winter rug.nl
+31 50 36 35639
Function
Assistant Professor
Subdisciplines
Sociology of organizations - sociology of work - sociological theory - economic sociology - sociology of aging

Topics
Sustainable cooperation - governance - organizational control - organizational change - administrative reform - institutional change - decentralization - social network dynamics - humanitarian action
prof. dr. R.P.M. (Rafael) Wittek
Contact
r.p.m.wittek rug.nl
+31 50 36 36282
Function
Full Professor
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