Timmerman, Prof. Greetje
Greetje Timmerman (1954) is professor of Youth as a Social Phenomenon at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences. Timmerman briefly worked as a teacher of Dutch and English, after which she graduated cum laude in sociology and gained her PhD in the social sciences from the University of Groningen in 1990. She subsequently continued to work for the University as a researcher and lecturer at the Groningen Institute for Educational Research, the department of Pedagogical Sciences and the University Centre for Gender Studies.
Timmerman’s research focuses on the ‘youth phase’ as a period in which adolescents together form their own social structures and cultures. In addition to the family and school, peers play an important role in the socialization of young people. In today’s generation, social and cultural developments such as individualization and digitization greatly affect the social and personal identity development of young people.
Previously in the news
- Large grant for Dutch-Caribbean research into effects of father absence for youth
- 'Research into group dynamics can lead to rapid improvement in youth care'
- Ingrijpende veranderingen nodig in jeugdzorg
- Greetje Timmerman adjunct-hoogleraar Jeugd als sociaal verschijnsel [Greetje Timmerman appointed Associate Professor of Youth as a Social Phenomenon] (in Dutch)
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