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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

Teachers; Bullying; Primary school; School team; Relative Age Effect (RAE)
D.A.E. (Danelien) van Aalst, MSc
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d.a.e.van.aalst rug.nl
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PhD Student
Field / Discipline
Qualitative ethnographic research

Syrian diasporic communities in Europe

Migration studies
A. (Halim) Albakkor, MA MSc
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a.albakkor rug.nl
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Legal socialization, legal literacy, narrative studies, prison studies
G.A. (Gonzalo Albornoz barra) Gonzalo Albornoz Barra, MA
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g.a.albornoz.barra rug.nl
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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.
M. (Martina) Althoff, Dr
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m.althoff rug.nl
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Associate professor
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violent extremism, conflict transformation, peacebuilding
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f.a.badurdeen rug.nl
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cooperation, normative behavior, social dilemmas, game theory, experimental sociology
dr. D.M. (Dieko) Bakker
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d.m.bakker rug.nl
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Postdoctoral Researcher
Field / Discipline
Labour sociology
dr. W.M. (Wike) Been
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wike.been rug.nl
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Assistant professor
Field / Discipline
Public Administration
A.C. (Alex) Belloir, MA
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a.c.belloir rug.nl
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PhD Candidate
- Sociology of migration and transnationalisation
- Sociology of social inequalities
- Sociology of higher education
- Sociology of health and well-being
- Personal network analysis
B. (Ba┼čak) Bilecen, Dr
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b.bilecen rug.nl
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Associate Professor of Sociology and Rosalind Franklin Fellow
Field / Discipline
L. (Lara) Bister, MSc
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l.bister rug.nl
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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
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b.b.bock rug.nl
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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
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m.h.bosman rug.nl
+31 50 36 36209
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Lecturer / Policy Officer
Field / Discipline
M.P.W.J. (Mayke) Bosman, MSc
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m.p.w.j.bosman rug.nl
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Lecturer
Field / Discipline
cultural diplomacy, cultural entrepreneurship, cultural leadership
D.Z. (Djamila) Boulil, MA
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d.z.boulil rug.nl
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Lecturer
Cooperation Collective Action Social Innovation Social dilemmas Social simulation and Agent-Based Modelling Experimental methods Quantitative methods
dr. L. (Loes) Bouman
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l.bouman rug.nl
+31 50 36 32139
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Post-doctoral researcher
Historical demography; Reproductive health; Maternal and child health; History of nursing; Gender; Inequalities; Medical and health humanities; sub-Saharan Africa
prof. dr. H.A.J. (Hilde) Bras
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h.a.j.bras rug.nl
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Aletta Jacobs Professor of Economic and Social History, with special attention to Global Demography and Health
International student recruitment. Social media. KPI analysis.

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C.J. Brennan, Dr
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c.j.brennan rug.nl
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Marketing Advisor
Field / Discipline
V.L. (Vera) Buijs, MA
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v.l.buijs rug.nl
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PhD student
M. (Manoela) Carpenedo Rodrigues, PhD
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m.carpenedo.rodrigues rug.nl
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Assistant Professor and Marie Curie Fellow
Field / Discipline
Recovery; psychosis; severe mental illness; psychosocial interventions; research in clinical practice; care standards
dr. S. (Stynke) Castelein
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s.castelein rug.nl
+31 50 36 37608
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Professor of Recovery from Severe Mental Illness
T. (Talita) Cetinoglu, PhD
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t.cetinoglu rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
Agent-based Modeling, Social Networks, Web Scraping, Data Science, Cooperation
D.R. (Daniel Robert) Cowen, MSc
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d.r.cowen rug.nl
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PhD Student
Field / Discipline
prof. dr. ir. C.E.M.J. (Liset) van Dijk
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c.e.m.j.van.dijk rug.nl
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Honorary professor Pharmacy Health Services Research
game theory, exchange networks, collective decision making, mathematical sociology
dr. J. (Jacob) Dijkstra
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j.dijkstra rug.nl
+31 50 36 36208
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Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
status, antisocial behavior, risk behavior,adolescence, social networks
dr. J.K. (Jan Kornelis) Dijkstra
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jan.dijkstra rug.nl
+31 50 36 36551
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Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
statistics, social network analysis, multilevel analysis
M.A.J. (Marijtje) van Duijn, Prof Dr
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m.a.j.van.duijn rug.nl
+31 50 36 36195
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Full Professor of Statistics, in particular models for Social Network Analysis
Field / Discipline
politics, poverty, conditional cash tranfers, policy implementation, racism, minorities, diversity, development anthropology/sociology

Dr Flávio Eiró (he/him) is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Arts (Minorities & Multilingualism), University of Groningen. He is also Director of Studies of the University Minor Development Studies.

Since 2012, he has conducted ethnographic research on electoral politics and conditional cash transfers in Northeast Brazil. Flávio has published widely on issues surrounding politics, poverty and anti-poverty policies, policy implementation, and climate change adaptation, with a special focus on Brazil.

Flávio teaches and researches issues related to politics of diversity and minorities, with a focus on race and racism.
F.H. (Flávio) Eiró de Oliveira, PhD
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f.eiro rug.nl
+31 6 3198 4357
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Assistant Professor
Social influence, opinion polarization, agent-based modeling, ethnic diversity, radical-right
T. (Thomas) Feliciani
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t.feliciani rug.nl
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PhD Student
Field / Discipline
Social integration, Cooperation, Social networks, Agent-based modelling, Social complexity
A. (Andreas) Flache, Prof Dr
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a.flache rug.nl
+31 50 36 36214
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Professor
A.A. (Ana) Flamind, MA MA
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a.a.flamind rug.nl
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PhD student
trust, cooperation, social networks, social influence, experiments
V.C. (Vincenz) Frey, PhD
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v.c.frey rug.nl
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Assistant professor
Field / Discipline
A.M.H. (Anne) Gauthier, Prof Dr
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a.m.h.gauthier rug.nl
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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.

Qualitative Research methods: interviews, focus groups, thematic analysis

Member Educational Committee Sociology
M. (Marieke) van Gerner-Haan, PhD
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marieke.haan rug.nl
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Assistant Professor
Francesca uses theoretical analysis, agent-based modeling and lab experiments to investigate the mechanisms of social sustainability. She is interested in gossip and reputation based governance and she is also working on risk communication and disaster resilience.
She is the co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Gossip and Reputation (2019), and she has published in different disciplinary and inter-disciplinary journals, including Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, JASSS, PLOS One, and Scientific Reports.
F. (Francesca) Giardini, PhD
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f.giardini rug.nl
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Associate professor
Field / Discipline
sociology of work, public policy, social welfare
dr. A.C. (Arie) Glebbeek
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a.c.glebbeek rug.nl
+31 50 36 36256
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Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
F. Goedkoop, PhD MSc
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f.goedkoop rug.nl
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PhD
Field / Discipline
S. (Samira) de Groot
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s.de.groot02 umcg.nl
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PhD Candidate
Migration; Integration; Labour market participation; Irregular migrants; Social Movements; Qualitative research methods; Ethnography
dr. M.H.J. (Minke) Hajer
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m.h.j.hajer rug.nl
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Postdoctoral Researcher Sociology
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
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l.heyse rug.nl
+31 50 36 36234
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Associate Professor of Sociology (with ius promovendi)
Field / Discipline
Sociale netwerkanalyse, criminele netwerken
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j.h.j.hiemstra rug.nl
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PhD student
Field / Discipline
social and demographic history, history of health and medicine, comparative history, and oral history. In particular, the history of gender, sexuality, and reproduction; the history of population decline and depopulation; the history of social welfare and public policies; the history of lived experiences, collective action, and social institutions; 20th and 21st centuries. Eastern Europe (Ukraine), Western Europe (Netherlands, Britain).
Y.O. (Yuliya) Hilevych, PhD
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y.o.hilevych rug.nl
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Assistant Professor
Statistics, missing data, multiple imputation, social network analysis
dr. J.M.E. (Mark) Huisman
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j.m.e.huisman rug.nl
+31 50 36 36345
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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
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g.e.huitsing rug.nl
+31 50 36 36197
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Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
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a.ignatieva rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
Comparison of European health systems, organisation of care (public health, primary care and youth care), evaluation of care, children and adolescents, vulnerable families, medical sociology 
dr. D.E.M.C. (Danielle) Jansen
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d.e.m.c.jansen umcg.nl
+31 50 361 6675
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Associate professor Health systems and Organisation of care for children and adolescents
Quantitative research, methods, statistics, demography, datacollection, family and life course, divorce, migration, social inequality, intergenerational relations.
prof. dr. M. (Matthijs) Kalmijn
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m.kalmijn rug.nl
310 703 5652 76
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Professor at NIDI
Field / Discipline
R.L.F. (Rowan) ten Kate, MSc
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r.l.f.ten.kate rug.nl
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PhD student
Field / Discipline
Violence, Policing, Embodiment, Micro-Sociology, Interactions, Phenomenology.

I work on topics of violence and violent interactions, policing and police work, violence against officers and use of force, in situ experiences, embodiment, professionalism and processes of (de)escalation. I use theoretical insights from micro-sociology, the micro-sociology of violence in particular, phenomenology, culture studies, and interactional sociology. Methodologically, I use qualitative methods such as ethnographic fieldwork and interviewing and incorporate videos, in particular video elicitation.

Previously, I worked as a social worker at the homeless facilities of the Salvation Army in the Red Light district of Amsterdam and domestic violence shelter in Sioux Falls, South Dakota U.S.. Here I conducted research into experiences of violence by social workers which got published in Journal of Social Work, entitled: 'Bodies and emotions in tense and threatening situations'.

Between 2017 and 2022 I conducted research into violent interactions in policing for which I conducted an ethnography of the Dutch police.

Published papers based on this research include an analysis of the use of video elicitation during interview in Poetics, the experience of 'freezing' by officers in Policing & Society, the significance of 'situational turning points' in violent police-civilian encounters in Historical Social Research, and officers' use of neurobiological narratives in Body & Society. My dissertation is about the sense of 'being in control' and how this permeates the police and policing practices. To study this, I developed a phenomenological-interactionist perspective.

In spring of 2022 I was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Criminological Research, University of Alberta, Canada. Currently, I am in the process of expanding my research into violence and policing towards understanding societal dissatisfaction and riots, again from a micro-sociological, and phenomenological and embodied perspective.

I teach in the Sociology department and am passionate about science communication. For this reason, I participated in a theatre show the 'Hoe?Zo! Show' aimed to make children enthusiastic about science. More information on this can be found here: https://hoezoshow.nl/
dr. L.D. (Laura) Keesman
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l.d.keesman rug.nl
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Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
LGBTQ+ youth, substance use (smoking, alcohol, marijuana), mental health (depression, anxiety), sexual orientation, gender identity
dr. W.J. (Wouter) Kiekens
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w.j.kiekens rug.nl
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Assistent Professor
Field / Discipline
Kim Knibbe is Associate Professor Anthropology and Sociology of Religion. She has recently completed the project "Sexuality, Religion and Secularism" with Rachel Spronk (funded by NWO). She is now developing new research on pregnancy. Previous research focused on Catholicism and spirituality in the Netherlands and on Nigerian Pentecostalism in Europe and the Netherlands. She has also published a series of theoretical and methodological reflections on studying religion. For students: I only accept supervision of projects that employ qualitative research methods. I particularly welcome students who wish to do research on contemporary spirituality, Catholicism or Pentecostalism related to questions of work and/or gender/sexuality/pregnancy and birth.
dr. K.E. (Kim) Knibbe
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k.e.knibbe rug.nl
+31 50 36 34585
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Associate Professor Sociology and Anthropology of Religion
Field / Discipline
Social class, intergroup processes, political psychology
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t.kuppens rug.nl
+31 50 36 37151
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Assistant professor
A. (Anne) Kuschel, MSc
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a.kuschel rug.nl
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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
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a.m.laninga-wijnen rug.nl
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Postdoctoral fellow
Dr. Seonok started working at the Department of Minority and Multilingualism in 2021. As a sociologist, she is interested in social inequalities in general. In particular, her expertise is in global labor migration, labor market integration, diversity, ethnic minorities, inequality, racial hierarchies, class, and gender. She recently expanded her interest in (digital) platforms and the gig economy.
S. (Seonok) Lee, PhD
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seonok.lee rug.nl
+31 6 4413 8643
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Lecturer
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. (Siegwart) Lindenberg, PhD
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s.m.lindenberg rug.nl
+31 50 36 36469
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Full Professor of Cognitive Sociology
Field / Discipline
Organizational Sociology
Sociology of Work
Social Inequality, Mobility, and Stratification
Z. (Zoltán) Lippényi, PhD
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z.lippenyi rug.nl
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Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
Cognitive social structures, triadic relations model, perception of friendship
J. (Jing) Liu
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j.liu rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
intergroup relations, agent-based modeling, social networks
A. (Alla) Loseva, MA
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a.loseva rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
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a.p.m.lucardie rug.nl
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Senior Research Fellow
Field / Discipline
I am a sociologist specialized in the making of memories and heritage work in the Middle East and North Africa. My research interests analyze memorial practices, social movements, and racialization in the Modern MENA region. I lecture on political sociology, cultures studies, and sociology of international relations.
M.M.S. (Mayada) Madbouly, PhD
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m.m.s.madbouly rug.nl
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Place attachment, 
Mobilities, 
Youth, 
Research communication,
E. (Eva) Maersk, MSc
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e.maersk rug.nl
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PhD candidate
Sociology of religion, secularism, governance of religious diversity, cities, governance networks, public institutions, contempotary Jewish communities, non-religion, apostasy
J. (Julia) Martínez-Ariño, Dr
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j.martinez.arino rug.nl
+31 50 36 35592
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Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion
Field / Discipline
cooperation, social preferences, social networks
C.A. (Carlos) de Matos Fernandes, MSc
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c.a.de.matos.fernandes rug.nl
+31 50 36 35540
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PhD Candidate
Field / Discipline
G. (Giorgos) Michelakis, MSc
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g.michelakis rug.nl
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p.moorer rug.nl
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Behavioral Change, Environmental Psychology, Habits, Human Robot Interaction
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d.nientimp rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
J.G. (Jaap) Nieuwenhuis, PhD
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j.g.nieuwenhuis rug.nl
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Assistant professor
Field / Discipline
T. Nowak, Dr
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t.nowak rug.nl
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Assistant Professor of Political Science
Field / Discipline
Biopsychosociale benadering van gezondheidszorg
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f.m.van.nuenen umcg.nl
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M.C. (Marilie) Odding, MSc
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m.c.odding rug.nl
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PhD student
Field / Discipline
Communication advice, background articles, news and press releases, social media
B. (Beau) Oldenburg, PhD
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b.oldenburg rug.nl
+31 6 3198 4703
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Advisor science communication
A. (Amber) Ouwendijk, MSc
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a.ouwendijk rug.nl
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Junior Teacher Psychology & Educational Sciences
Residential (im)mobility, internal migration, family networks, metropolitan areas, neighbourhoods
dr. M.I. (Isabel) Palomares Linares
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m.i.palomares rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
Z.E. Pardoel
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z.e.pardoel umcg.nl
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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
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rozemarijn.van.der.ploeg rug.nl
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Assistant professor
dr. D. (Dennis) Raven
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d.raven rug.nl
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RoQua Scientific Coordinator
Field / Discipline
Workplace inclusion, disclosure, and identity management of employees with a concealable stigmatized minority identity, with a specific focus on lesbian, gay, and bisexual people
J.M. (Julian) Rengers, MSc
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j.m.rengers rug.nl
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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
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j.e.f.richardson rug.nl
+31 50 36 36299
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PHD Researcher
Field / Discipline
scientific concept formation, relationship theory and policy, policy evaluation and policy reconstruction
dr. M.E.G.M. (Menno) Rol
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m.e.g.m.rol rug.nl
+31 6 4053 9606
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Lecturer
Research methods, problem-based learning, social identity & cooperation
M. (Marina) Roos, MSc
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m.roos rug.nl
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Lecturer
S. (Sayoni) Santara, MSc
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s.santara rug.nl
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Field / Discipline
PhD-student research group Higher Education (FBSS)
[Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday]

Title: Interdisciplinary Understanding in Higher Education

In recent years, higher education institutes have developed more and more interdisciplinary education programmes (in the Dutch context). These programmes aim, among other things, to teach students interdisciplinary understanding, translated into knowledge and skills that make it possible to cross disciplinary boarders and contribute to complex solving. 

In this PhD trajectory, we investigate the acquisition of interdisciplinary understanding by Bachelor's students who follow an interdisciplinary honours programme. We develop an instrument that measures interdisciplinary understanding (study 1), investigate which students participate in interdisciplinary education (study 2), examine what the interdisciplinary learning process looks like according to students and teachers (study 3) and measure the extent to which students aquire interdisciplinary understanding over the period of a 3-year education programme (study 4). 

The research is conducted within the context of the Honours College of the University of Groningen and among high-achieving students who choose not to follow an interdisciplinary honours programme (control group).

Promotores: dr. E.P.W.A. Jansen & prof.dr. M.P.C. van der Werf

Policy Officer Education (University Services)

[Monday, Thursday]

I work for the central Strategy department Education & Students (SES) as a policy officer and I am responsible for policy issues concerning minor programmes, the institutional audit ("instellingstoets kwaliteitszorg") and the administrative coordination process ("bestuurlijke overleggen") between the Board of the University and the Faculty of Arts.
J.E. (Jennifer) Schijf, MSc
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j.e.schijf rug.nl
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PhD-student, Policy Officer Education
computational social science, parenting, childhood, machine learning, R, Python
E. (Elizaveta) Sivak, MA
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e.sivak rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Conversation Analysis, Text Analysis, Survey Research
L. (Lisanne) Slot, MA
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l.slot rug.nl
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PhD student
Field / Discipline
schrijfvaardigheid; evolutionaire sociologie
dr. R.C. (Rita) Smaniotto
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r.c.smaniotto rug.nl
+31 50 36 36297
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Lecturer
Field / Discipline
social networks, multilevel analysis, stochastic models in the social and behavioral sciences, statistics
prof. dr. T.A.B. (Tom) Snijders
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t.a.b.snijders rug.nl
+31 50 36 36189
Function
Full Professor
Cultural Economy (Economy as Culture), Neoliberalism
Social Entrepreneurship, Solidarity Economy
Happiness, Creativity
Sociology of Space, Practice Theory, Governmentality & Subjectivity
Radical Politics, Protest, Radical Imagination
Greece, Egypt
Orientalism
Qualitative Research, Pragmatism, Abductive Analysis
dr. D. (Dimitris) Soudias
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d.soudias rug.nl
Function
Personal network data collection and experience sampling methodology applied to personalised psychotherapy.

I also have a blog together with Nina Schwarzbach where we reflect on our PhD, clinical psychology and academia in general: https://www.growingwithacademia.com/
M. (Marie) Stadel, MSc
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m.stadel rug.nl
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PhD student
social networks, stochastic modelling
C.E.G. (Christian) Steglich, Dr
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c.e.g.steglich rug.nl
+31 50 36 36189
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Associate Professor
Analytical Sociology, Agent-based Modeling, Experimental Sociology, Social Networks, Computational Social Science
J.D. (Jonas) Stein, MSc
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j.d.stein rug.nl
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PhD candidate
Field / Discipline
aging , lifecourse, social relations,self-management and self-regulation, well-beinghappiness
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b.j.m.steverink rug.nl
+31 50 36 39187 /363 6469
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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.
S.M. (Sara) Strandvad, Dr
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s.m.strandvad rug.nl
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Associate Professor of Arts in Society
Field / Discipline
fertility outcomes; data science in the social sciences; simulation; R; visualisation; human behavioural ecology; biosocial approach; height
G. (Gert) Stulp, Dr
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g.stulp rug.nl
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Associate professor sociology
Agent-based model, Complex system, Network analysis
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t.tang rug.nl
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sustainable cooperation; organizational sociology; interprofessional education
T.P. (Thomas) Teekens, MSc
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t.p.teekens rug.nl
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Postdoctoral Researcher
Field / Discipline
Youth studies; social and educational youth issues; youth participation; educational innovations; learning communities; active learning; gender; diversity
prof. dr. M.C. (Greetje) Timmerman
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m.c.timmerman rug.nl
+31 50 36 36235
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Full Professor (em)
Medische Ethiek, Medische Professionaliteit, Medische Sociologie
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d.g.van.tol umcg.nl
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Assistant Professor
Segregation, Inequality, Social Integration, Social Networks
J. (Jochem) Tolsma
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j.tolsma rug.nl
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Professor
As a (junior) academic teacher, I am involved in both giving workshops that are offered by SCOPE and researching the well-being of students.

I believe that every student benefits from expanding its worldview. This can be done by having an open attitude and being reflective of yourself and your environment. Sometimes this requires tools, such as literature, philosophy and other art forms, to be able to put feelings, thoughts and ideas into words. As a teacher I hope to be able to contribute to this. Dialogue is essential to connect with others, but time and space must be available for this. For me personally, the values connection and attention are very important and thinking outside the box is my strength within education, to bridge the gap between the form of education and the dialogue with it, with the ultimate goal of taking the student a little further.

Member of the Community of Practice Well-being of the Teaching Academy Groningen
M. (Miranda) Trippenzee
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m.trippenzee rug.nl
Function
(Junior) academic teacher
International migration, demographic characteristics and behaviour of migrant populations, family formation, intergenerational relationships
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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; social impact management; project induced displacement & resettlement; social licence to operate; social sustainability; extractive industries & society; business & human rights; human rights impact assessment; Indigenous rights; Free, Prior & Informed Consent (FPIC); benefit sharing; community engagement; public participation; avoiding the resource curse; shared value; corporate social responsibility; university social responsibility; sense of place; place attachment; endogenous regional development; rural communities; social aspects of climate change; applied social research; rural sociology; environmental sociology; natural resource sociology; sociology of agriculture & food; human geography; cultural geography.

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 past member of its Board of Directors, and various Committee Chair appointments. He was Program Chair for the Tenth World Congress of Rural Sociology (Rio de Janiero, Brazil, 2000).
F.M.D. (Frank) Vanclay, Prof Dr
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frank.vanclay rug.nl
+31 50 36 38657
Function
Professor of Cultural Geography
Bullying and victimization, prosocial and antisocial behavior, social network analysis, social norms, criminality and security
prof. dr. D.R. (René) Veenstra
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d.r.veenstra rug.nl
+31 50 36 36570
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Professor
Field / Discipline
vaardigheden onderwijs
T.W. (Tessa) Veenstra, MSc
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t.w.veenstra rug.nl
+31 50 36 37210
Function
Study Advisor
Field / Discipline
Qualitative research | Self-management of well-being interventions
A.D. (Amber) Vellinga-Dings, MA MSc
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a.d.vellinga-dings rug.nl
Function
PhD Candidate
Field / Discipline
Child wellbeing and parental imprisonment
Parent-child relationships and parental imprisonment
Prison-based interventions aimed at strengthening parent-child relationships
Child-friendly prisons
S.D. (Simon) Venema, MSc
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s.d.venema rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Security studies
C.D.M. (Chris) Vloedbeld, MA
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c.d.m.vloedbeld rug.nl
Function
PhD student
My research interests mainly span the fields of geography and sociology. I am particularly interested in spatial justice, the geography of discontent, spatial divides and environmental justice. My research activities primarily concern revealing spatial inequalities in the distribution of resources and risks, cultural recognition, and political representation. In doing so, I conduct mixed-methods such as spatial patterning, policy analysis and ethnography in local communities. 
B. (Bram) van Vulpen, MSc
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b.van.vulpen rug.nl
Function
Postdoc researcher
Field / Discipline
Specifically teaching and measuring competencies and citizenship
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marieke.van.der.wal rug.nl
+31 50 36 33128
Function
Lecturer, Teacher trainer social science and citizenship
Cooperation, Trust, Identity
J.C. (Janine) Weeting, MSc
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j.c.weeting rug.nl
+31 50 36 36570
Function
Graduate School Coordinator and Study Advisor Philosophy
Field / Discipline
H.M. (Hinke) van der Werf, MSc
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h.m.van.der.werf umcg.nl
Function
Sociology of Work, Sociology of organisation
dr. R.J.J. (Rudi) Wielers
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r.j.j.wielers rug.nl
+31 50 36 36257
Function
Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
S. (Sofie) Wiersma, MSc
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s.wiersma rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Media Studies
Cultural Industries
Cultural Sociology
Game Studies
Sociology of Religion
Conspiracy Culture
dr. L.A.W.J. (Lars) de Wildt
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l.a.w.j.de.wildt rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Media Studies
Rechtssociologie
Empirisch onderzoek
Beleidswetenschappen
Sociale zekerheid
dr. P. (Paulien) de Winter
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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
R.P.M. (Rafael) Wittek, Prof Dr
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Contact
r.p.m.wittek rug.nl
+31 50 36 36469
Function
Full Professor
dr. A.T. (Antine) Zijlstra
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a.t.zijlstra rug.nl
Function
Lecturer Arts Marketing
Field / Discipline
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