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.
Social reactions to criminality.
Women, crime and justice.
Feminist criminology and gendered aspects of cirme.
- Drug Markets (Cannabis and MDMA)
- Global Criminology
- Relational sociology
- Social network analysis
- Social inequalities
- Transnational social protection
- Internationalization of education
Research methods: qualitative and quantitative
I work in the Sociology Department SCIO research cluster 'Sustainable Cooperation, Institutions and Organizations'. I am the Secretary to the SCOOP board as well as a board member of the Dutch Sociological Association, and a member of the ICS.
Specific research themes:
- Labormarket integration of refugees
- Professionalization and performance of international (humanitarian) nonprofit organizations
- Public sector organizations and public sector reform
- Humanitarian crisis and aid provision
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Sociale veiligheid en groepsvorming
For students: I only accept supervision of projects that employ qualitative research methods.
Programming (R and Python)
Missing Data Imputation
Statistics (GLM, GLMM, SEM)
Sociology of Work
Social Inequality, Mobility, and Stratification
- Organizing information events for prospective students @ the faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
In the past:
- Teaching and coordination several bachelor courses in the Sociology bachelor program ;
- Supervision bachelor- and mastertheses.
Peer relations (social networks)
Quantitative research methods for longitudinal research
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.
For further information, please go to http://www.verenaseibel.eu
social impact assessment and management; social performance; social licence to operate; social sustainability; Arctic development; 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
Sociology of organizations - sociology of work - sociological theory - economic sociology - sociology of aging
Sustainable cooperation - governance - organizational control - organizational change - administrative reform - institutional change - decentralization - social network dynamics - humanitarian action