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Theoretical Sociology

NameFunctionExpertiseDisciplines
Anthonio, dr. G.G.Former Professor by Special Appointment Sociology of Leadership, Organisations and Sustainability.Bijzonder Hoogleraar, voormalig met promotierecht t/m sept. 2025. Onderzoeker, docent en begeleider van studenten. Ervaren bestuurder, crisis manager, toezichthouder en coach van topkader. Werkzaam als strategisch adviseur en trainer/begeleider van topkader van organisaties. Anthonio verzorgt tevens scholing en training van professionals bij publieke en private instellingen.Strategic Management
Organization Studies
Public Administration
Been, dr. W.M.Assistant professorLabour sociologySociology
Bilecen, B., DrAssociate Professor of Sociology and Rosalind Franklin Fellow - Sociology of migration and transnationalisation
- Sociology of social inequalities
- Sociology of higher education
- Sociology of health and well-being
- Personal network analysis
Sociology
Giardini, F., PhDAssociate 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.
Sociology
Hajer, dr. M.H.J.Postdoctoral ResearcherSociology
Heyse, dr. L.Associate Professor of Sociology (with ius promovendi) 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.Sociology
Ignatieva, A., MScSociology
Jansen, dr. D.E.M.C.Associate professor Organisation of care for children and adolescents Comparison of European health systems, organisation of care (public health and primary care), evaluation of care, children and adolescents, vulnerable families, youth care, medical sociology  Sociology
Health Policy & Services
Medicine, General & Internal
Keesman, drs. L.D.Assistant Professor 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/
Sociology
Criminology & Penology
Lippényi, Z., PhDAssistant Professor Organizational Sociology
Sociology of Work
Social Inequality, Mobility, and Stratification
Sociology
Michelakis, G., MScOrganizational Psychology
Sociology
Rass, J.J., MSc
Santara, S., MScSociology
Torres Alatorre, D.M., MScProject Assistant at SCOOPPsychology, Social
Wielers, dr. R.J.J.Associate Professor Sociology of Work, Sociology of organisation Sociology
Wiersma, S., MScPhD studentSociology
Winter, R.M., MSc
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