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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.

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Bullying: Teachers; Relative Age Effect (RAE)
D.A.E. (Danelien) van Aalst, MSc
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Coördinator PreMed Programme; PhD candidate medical education
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
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Associate professor
Multi-group Confirmatory Factor Analysis
dr. S.C.H. (Stéfanie) André
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Post-doctoral researcher
cooperation, normative behavior, social dilemmas, game theory, experimental sociology
D.M. (Dieko) Bakker, MSc
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PhD Student
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Research assistant
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Religion, secularity, international development, health, gender, sexuality, civil society, NGOs, knowledge valorisation, Netherlands, Uganda, Eastern and Southern Africa
dr. B.E. (Brenda) Bartelink
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Senior Researcher (postdoc)
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Sociology of families, divorce research, social network analysis, qualitative research methods
V. (Vera) de Bel, MSc
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PhD student
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- Rogue Landlords
- Drug Markets (Cannabis and MDMA)
- Global Criminology
A.C. (Alex) Belloir, MA
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Junior Researcher
- Sociology of migration
- Relational sociology
- Social network analysis
- Social inequalities
- Transnational social protection
- Internationalization of education
dr. B. (Başak) Bilecen
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Rosalind Franklin Assistant Professor of Sociology
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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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Professor for Population Decline and Quality of Life in Northern Netherlands
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sociology of education, school careers, inequality and stratification, family sociology
dr. M.H. (Rie) Bosman
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Lecturer / Policy Officer
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M.P.W.J. (Mayke) Bosman, MSc
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Lecturer
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game theory, exchange networks, collective decision making, mathematical sociology
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Associate Professor
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status, antisocial behavior, risk behavior,adolescence, social networks
dr. J.K. (Jan Kornelis) Dijkstra
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Associate Professor
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Onderwijs en arbeid
T. (Tom) Drukker, MSc
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statistics, social network analysis
dr. M.A.J. (Marijtje) van Duijn
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Associate Professor
Peer relationships; Peer status; Teacher-student relationships; School engagement and motivation;
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Postdoctoral researcher
J.L. Estévez Navarro
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PhD student
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Social integration, Cooperation, Social networks, Agent-based modelling, Social complexity
prof. dr. A.M.H. (Anne) Gauthier
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Honorary Professor of Comparative Family Studies
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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
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Assistant Professor
F. (Francesca) Giardini, PhD
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Assistant professor
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arbeidssociologie, beleidssociologie, sociale welvaart
dr. A.C. (Arie) Glebbeek
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Associate Professor
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F. Goedkoop
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PhD
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S. (Samira) de Groot
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PhD Candidate
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Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society
dr. J.A. (Hans) Harbers
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Associate Professor
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I am interested in how public, nonprofit and private organizations attempt to address societal challenges through their operations. I study the societal effects and performance of these organizations in relation to their governance structures and organizational practices . I apply these questions - in close collaboration with organizations involved - to specific settings, such as Dutch municipalities and NGOs working on the labor market integration of refugees and in the youth care sector, using both quantitative and qualitative methods.

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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dr. L. (Liesbet) Heyse
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Assistant Professor & Secretary to the SCOOP Board
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childhood, peer processes, peer relationships, ethnicity, social networks, cross-cultural research
M. (Marianne) Hooijsma, MSc
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PhD student
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Statistics, missing data, multiple imputation, social network analysis
dr. J.M.E. (Mark) Huisman
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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.
dr. G.E. (Gijs) Huitsing
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Assistant Professor
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youth, (mild) intellectual disability, multi problem families, vulnerable groups, health care trajectories, medical sociology 
Research, development, consultancy
dr. E.P.W.A. (Ellen) Jansen
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Associate Professor Teacher Education
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PhD student
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Praktijkgericht sociaal-wetenschappelijk onderzoek
Sociale veiligheid en groepsvorming
Pesten
Scriptiebegeleiding
R.E. (Ronald) Kielman, MSc
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Lecturer
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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
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Associate Professor Sociology and Anthropology of Religion
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Network Analyses (SAOM - RSiena, ERGM)
Programming (R and Python)
Missing Data Imputation
Statistics (GLM, GLMM, SEM)
Social class, group-based emotions, intergroup processes
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Assistant professor
A. (Anne) Kuschel
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PhD Student
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S. (Seonok) Lee, PhD
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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
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Full Professor
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Organizational Sociology
Sociology of Work
Social Inequality, Mobility, and Stratification
Z. (Zoltán) Lippényi
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Assistant Professor
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Senior Research Fellow
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Place attachment, 
Mobilities, 
Youth, 
Research communication,
E. (Eva) Maersk
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PhD student
Computational Social Science
dr. M. (Michael) Maes
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Assistant Professor
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Sociology of religion, secularism, governance of religious diversity, cities, governance networks, public institutions, contempotary Jewish communities
dr. J. (Julia) Martínez - Ariño
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Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion
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cooperation, social preferences, social networks
C.A. (Carlos) de Matos Fernandes, MSc
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PhD student
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life course, genetics, cross-national research, labor market and family sociology, fertility, partnerships, event history analysis
prof. dr. M.C. (Melinda) Mills
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Full Professor
Study advice:
- 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. 
F. (Femke) Munniksma, MSc
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Study advisor Psychology/ Faculty Ambassador Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences
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dr. T. Nowak
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Assistant Professor of Political Science
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Biopsychosociale benadering van gezondheidszorg
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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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Assistant professor
drs. D. (Dennis) Raven
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PhD Student
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Diversity, multiculturalism and migration. Multi, Inter and transdisciplinarity in theory and research methods.
G. (Geetha) Reddy, PhD
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Assistant Professor
Workplace inclusion of employees with a concealable stigmatized minority identity
J.M. (Julian) Rengers
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PhD student
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J.E.F. (Justin) Richardson, MSc
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PHD Researcher
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scientific concept formation, relationship theory and policy, policy evaluation and policy reconstruction
dr. M.E.G.M. (Menno) Rol
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Lecturer
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Lecturer
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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
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PhD-student & Policy Officer Education
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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
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Assistant Professor
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schrijfvaardigheid; evolutionaire sociologie
dr. R.C. (Rita) Smaniotto
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Lecturer
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social networks, multilevel analysis, stochastic models in the social and behavioral sciences, statistics
social networks, stochastic modelling
dr. C.E.G. (Christian) Steglich
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Associate Professor
aging , lifecourse, social relations,self-management and self-regulation, well-beinghappiness
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Associate professor
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models of collective decision makingstrategic intervention in complexcollective decision makinganalysis of social networkssustainabilitysocial cohesion
prof. dr. F.N. (Frans) Stokman
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Full Professor
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
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Associate Professor of Arts in Society
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Reproductive decision-making; human behavioural ecology; biosocial approach; height; visualization; R
G. (Gert) Stulp, PhD
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Assistant professor
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T.P. (Thomas) Teekens, MSc
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PhD Candidate
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Youth studies; social and educational youth issues; youth participation
prof. dr. M.C. (Greetje) Timmerman
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Full Professor
Medische Ethiek, Medische Professionaliteit, Medische Sociologie
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researcher / assistant professor
bullying in schools, integration & ethnic relations
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PhD candidate
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International migration, demographic characteristics and behaviour of migrant populations, family formation, intergenerational relationships
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Honorary Professor of Migration and the life course
Keywords to describe research:
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. 
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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
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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
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Professor
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vaardigheden onderwijs
T.W. (Tessa) Veenstra, MSc
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Study Advisor/ Lecturer
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S.D. (Simon) Venema, MSc
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PhD student
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B. (Bram) van Vulpen
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PhD student
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Specifically teaching and measuring competencies and citizenship
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Lecturer
Cooperation, Trust, Identity, Signals, Identity signaling, (non)verbal cues
J.C. (Janine) Weeting, MSc
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Study Advisor Philosophy; PhD student Sociology & Psychology
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H.M. (Hinke) van der Werf
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Sociology of Work, Sociology of organisation
dr. R.J.J. (Rudi) Wielers
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Associate Professor
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K. (Klaas) Wilts
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Student Assistant Strategy Department of Education & Research; Administration and Management Office of the Board
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P. (Paulien) de Winter, MSc
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Lecturer-researcher
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
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Full Professor
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