dr. Gerald Mollenhorst
G.W.Mollenhorst@uu.nl
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Profile

Gerald Mollenhorst - Sociologist and Assistant Professor at the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning at Utrecht Univeristy, the Netherlands.

I have more than ten years of experience in social network research, specialising in how contextual opportunities and constraints affect the composition and structure of, and changes in personal networks – and how these network characteristics and contextual factors relate to life chances and behaviours of various actors, including neighbourhood residents, local entrepreneurs, prisoners, and young individuals (both natives and immigrants). Meanwhile, I have built up substantial expertise in collecting large-scale panel survey data with a particular focus on personal networks and changes therein over the years.

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Curriculum vitae

Education and Academic Degrees


2009    Ph.D. Sociology (cum laude), Utrecht University

2004    M.Sc. Sociology, Utrecht University

2002    B. of Economics, Windesheim Zwolle

 

Academic Positions

Since August 2014:

Assistant Professor at the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

 

Sept. 2011 - June 2017:

Researcher at the Department of Sociology, Stockholm University, Sweden

 

Jan. 2009 - July 2014:

Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology / ICS, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

 

Sept. 2004 – Dec. 2008:

Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Sociology / ICS, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

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Key publications

Mollenhorst, G.W., Edling, Christofer & Rydgren, Jens (2017). Changes in the Personal Networks of Young Immigrants in Sweden. In Mariella Espinoza-Herold & Rina Manuela Contini (Eds.), Living in Two Homes. - Integration, Identity and Education of Transnational Migrants in a Globalized World (pp. 223-249). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd..

Volker, B.G.M., Mollenhorst, Gerald, Steenbeek, W., Schutjens, V.A.J.M. & Flap, H.D. (2016). Lost Letters in Dutch Neighborhoods - A Field Experiment on Collective Efficacy. Social Forces, (pp. 953-974) (22 p.).

Mollenhorst, Gerald, Van Duijn, Marijtje, Rydgren, Jens & Edling, Christofer (17.11.2016). Triadic Closure in Core Networks - Disentangling the Effects of Social Distance, National Origin Similarity and Shared Contexts. International Review of Social Research, 6 (4), (pp. 146) (162 p.).

Mollenhorst, Gerald (2015). Neighbour Relations in the Netherlands - New Developments. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 106 (1), (pp. 110-119) (10 p.).

Mollenhorst, Gerald, Volker, Beate & Flap, Henk (2014). Changes in personal relationships - How social contexts affect the emergence and discontinuation of relationships. Social Networks, 37, (pp. 65-80) (16 p.).

Mollenhorst, Gerald, Völker, Beate & Flap, Henk (2011). Shared contexts and triadic closure in core discussion networks. Social Networks, 33 (4), (pp. 292-302) (11 p.).

Mollenhorst, Gerald, Völker, Beate & Flap, Henk (2008). Social Contexts and Personal Relationships - The Effect of Meeting Opportunities on Similarity for Personal Relationships of Different Strength. Social Networks, 30, (pp. 60-68) (9 p.).

Mollenhorst, Gerald, Völker, Beate & Flap, Henk (2008). Social Contexts and Core Discussion Networks - Using a Choice-Constraint Approach to Study Similarity in Intimate Personal Relationships. Social Forces, 86 (3), (pp. 937-965) (29 p.).

All publications
  2017 - Articles
Mollenhorst, G.W. & Schutjens, V.A.J.M. (2017). Local disorder and the success of firms in residential neighbourhoods. European Spatial Research and Policy, 24 (1), (pp. 41-63).
Rözer, Jesper J., Poortman, A.R. & Mollenhorst, G.W. (2017). The timing of parenthood and its effect on social contact and support. Demographic Research, 36, (pp. 1889-1916).
  2017 - Book parts / chapters
Mollenhorst, G.W., Edling, Christofer & Rydgren, Jens (2017). Changes in the Personal Networks of Young Immigrants in Sweden. In Mariella Espinoza-Herold & Rina Manuela Contini (Eds.), Living in Two Homes. - Integration, Identity and Education of Transnational Migrants in a Globalized World (pp. 223-249). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd..
  2017 - Abstract
Mollenhorst, G.W. (2017). Discussion topics and social cleavages. Is there social segregation in what we discuss with whom? Presented at the International Sunbelt Social Networks Conference XXXVII, June 2017 in Beijing, China..
  2016 - Articles
Mollenhorst, Gerald, Van Duijn, Marijtje, Rydgren, Jens & Edling, Christofer (17.11.2016). Triadic Closure in Core Networks - Disentangling the Effects of Social Distance, National Origin Similarity and Shared Contexts. International Review of Social Research, 6 (4), (pp. 146) (162 p.).
Rözer, Jesper, Mollenhorst, Gerald & Poortman, Anne Rigt (2016). Family and Friends - Which Types of Personal Relationships Go Together in a Network?. Social Indicators Research, 127 (2), (pp. 809-826) (18 p.).
Volker, B.G.M., Mollenhorst, Gerald, Steenbeek, W., Schutjens, V.A.J.M. & Flap, H.D. (2016). Lost Letters in Dutch Neighborhoods - A Field Experiment on Collective Efficacy. Social Forces, (pp. 953-974) (22 p.).
Volker, Beate, De Cuyper, Ruben, Mollenhorst, Gerald, Dirkzwager, Anja, van der Laan, Peter & Nieuwbeerta, Paul (01.10.2016). Changes in the social networks of prisoners - A comparison of their networks before and after imprisonment. Social Networks, 47, (pp. 47-58) (12 p.).
  2016 - Book parts / chapters
de Beer, M., Mollenhorst, Gerald & Schutjens, V.A.J.M. (2016). Dynamic Social Networks of Entrepreneurs - Five Years of Change in the Networks of Dutch Entrepreneurs. In A. Fayolle, S.L. Jack, W. Lamine & D. Chabaud (Eds.), Entrepreneurial Process and Social Networks - A Dynamic Perspective (pp. 49-79). Cheltenham: Cheltenham/Edward Elgar.
  2016 - Paper
de Beer, M., Mollenhorst, Gerald & van Oort, F.G. (2016). Resilient through change? Exploring the relationship between social network change and changes in firm performance of Dutch neighbourhood firms - (presented at Druid Academy. Bordeaux, France, January 2016).
Mollenhorst, Gerald, Edling, Christofer & Rydgren, Jens (2016). Changes in Personal Networks of Young Iranians and Former Yugoslavians in Sweden - (presented at 2nd European Conference on Social Networks. Paris, France, June 2016).
  2016 - Conference
Mollenhorst, G.W. (15.06.2016) Chair 2nd European Conference on Social Networks Paris (14.06.2016 - 17.06.2016) Organizer of Special Session "Changes in Personal Networks. Causes, Differences and Consequences"
  2015 - Articles
Mollenhorst, Gerald (2015). Neighbour Relations in the Netherlands - New Developments. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 106 (1), (pp. 110-119) (10 p.).
Mollenhorst, Gerald, Edling, Christofer & Rydgren, Jens (2015). Psychological Well-Being and Brokerage in Friendship Networks of Young Swedes. Social Indicators Research, 123 (3), (pp. 897-917) (21 p.).
Rözer, Jesper Jelle, Mollenhorst, Gerald & Volker, Beate (2015). Romantic relationship formation, maintenance and changes in personal networks. Advances in Life Course Research, 23, (pp. 86-97) (12 p.).
Volker, Beate, Mollenhorst, Gerald & Flap, Henk (2015). Reproductie van ongelijkheid als gevolg van de verdeling en opbrengsten van sociaal kapitaal?. Sociologie, 11 (3/4), (pp. 402-423).
  2015 - Book parts / chapters
Schutjens, V.A.J.M., Mollenhorst, Gerald & Volker, B.G.M. (2015). Changing Social Networks of Entrepreneurs in Dutch Residential Neighbourhoods. In C. Mason, D. Reuschke, S. Syrett & M. van Ham (Eds.), Entrepreneurship in cities. - Neighbourhoods, Households and Homes (pp. 130-153). Cheltenham, UK: Cheltenham/Edward Elgar.
  2015 - Paper
de Beer, M., Mollenhorst, Gerald & Schutjens, V.A.J.M. (2015). Dynamic social networks of entrepreneurs. Five years of change in the networks of Dutch entrepreneurs - (presented at International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXXV. Brighton, UK, June 2015).
Mollenhorst, Gerald, Edling, Christofer & Rydgren, Jens (2015). Changes in Personal Networks of Young Iranians and Former Yugoslavians in Sweden - (presented at 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Prague, Czech Republic, August 2015).
  2015 - Abstract
Corten, R., Mollenhorst, Gerald & Völker, Beate (2015). Neighborhood cohesion and generalized exchange in the sharing economy - (presented at 1st International Workshop on the Sharing Economy. Utrecht University, the Netherlands, June 2015).
de Beer, M., Mollenhorst, Gerald & Schutjens, V.A.J.M. (2015). Networking in the Neighbourhood? Exploring Social Network Change of Dutch Neighbourhood Entrepreneurs - (presented at the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXXV. Brighton, UK, June 23-28, 2015).
Mollenhorst, Gerald, Rydgren, Jens & Edling, Christofer (2015). Transnational Social Capital of Young Iranians and Former Yugoslavians in Sweden - (presented at the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXXV, Brighton, UK, June 23-28, 2015).
  2015 - Conference
Mollenhorst, G.W. (25.06.2015) Chair International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXXV Brighton (23.06.2015 - 28.06.2015) Organizer of Special Session "Social Networks of Entrepreneurs"
  2015 - Invited talk
Mollenhorst, G.W. (15.04.2015) Invited speaker Mitchell Centre Seminar Series Manchester (15.04.2015) Changes in Personal Networks in the Netherlands and Sweden: Assessing the Role of Social Contexts and Country of Origin (Invited lecture at the Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester, UK, April 15, 2015)
  2014 - Articles
Mollenhorst, Gerald, Volker, Beate & Flap, Henk (2014). Changes in personal relationships - How social contexts affect the emergence and discontinuation of relationships. Social Networks, 37, (pp. 65-80) (16 p.).
Westphal, Sarah, Mollenhorst, Gerald & Volker, Beate (2014). Huishoudens en persoonlijke netwerken. Mens en Maatschappij, 89 (1), (pp. 59-84) (26 p.).
  2014 - Paper
Mollenhorst, Gerald, Edling, C. & Rydgren, J. (2014). Personal networks and victimization.
Mollenhorst, Gerald, Edling, Christofer & Rydgren, Jens (2014). Personal Networks and Victimization - (presented at the 1st European Conference on Social Networks. Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, July 1-4, 2015).
Rozer, Jesper, Mollenhorst, Gerald & Volker, Beate (2014). Romantic Relationship Formation, Maintenance and Changes in Personal Networks - (presented at Dag van de Sociologie. Antwerp University, Belgium, May 2014).
Rozer, Jesper, Mollenhorst, Gerald & Volker, Beate (2014). Romantic relationships and changes in personal networks.
Schutjens, Veronique, Mollenhorst, Gerald & Volker, Beate (24.01.2014). Neighborhood and network influences on local firm success and strategies: Empirical research in The Netherlands - (presented at ESRC Seminar 'Entrepreneurship in Homes and Neighbourhoods'. Glasgow, UK, January 2014).
  2014 - Abstract
Rozer, J.J., Mollenhorst, Gerald & Volker, B.G.M. (2014). Romantic Relationships and Changes in Personal Networks - (presented at the 1st European Conference on Social Networks. Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain, July 1-4, 2014).
  2014 - Invited talk
Mollenhorst, G.W. (15.10.2014) Invited speaker Sociology Colloquium Series Stockholm (15.10.2014) Personal Networks, Victimization, and Fear of Crime among Young Natives and Immigrants in Sweden (Invited lecture at the Department of Sociology at Stockholm University, Sweden, October 15, 2015)
  2013 - Books
Völker, Beate, Mollenhorst, Gerald & Flap, Henk (2013). Sociale netwerken - Vragen, antwoorden en onderzoek. (184 p.). Groningen: Noordhoff Uitgevers BV.
  2013 - Book parts / chapters
Mollenhorst, Gerald (2013). Vriendschappen. In B. Völker, H. Flap & G. Mollenhorst (Eds.), Sociale netwerken. - Vragen, antwoorden en onderzoek. (pp. 153-166) (14 p.). Groningen: Noordhoff Uitgevers BV.
Völker, B.G.M., Schutjens, V. & Mollenhorst, Gerald (2013). Neighbourhood Social Capital and Residential Mobility. In M. van Ham, D. Manley, N. Bailey, L. Simpson & D. Maclennan (Eds.), Understanding neighbourhood dynamics: New insights for neighbourhood effects research (pp. 139-160). London: Springer.
  2013 - Paper
Mollenhorst, G.W., Edling, C. & Rydgren, J. (24.05.2013). Ethnic brokerage in friendship networks. Paper presented at International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXXIII.
Mollenhorst, Gerald, Edling, Christofer & Rydgren, Jens (24.05.2013). Ethnic Brokerage in Friendship Networks - (presented at the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXXIII. Hamburg, Germany, May 2013).
Mollenhorst, Gerald, Edling, Christofer & Rydgren, Jens (30.05.2013). Ethnic Brokerage in Friendship Networks - (presented at Dag van de Sociologie. Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, May 2013). Paper presented at the Dag van de Sociologie, Radboud Universiteit.
Mollenhorst, Gerald, Edling, Christofer & Rydgren, Jens (30.08.2013). Ethnic Brokerage in Friendship Networks and its Consequences for Psychological Well-being - (presented at 10th Conference on Applications of Social Network Analysis. Zurich, Switzerland, August 2013).
Rözer, J.J., Mollenhorst, Gerald & Völker, B.G.M. (25.05.2013). The Kids Are Alright. What About Their Influence on Your Network? (presented at the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXXIII. Hamburg, Germany, May 2013). Paper presented at the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXXIII.
Völker, B.G.M., Schutjens, V. & Mollenhorst, Gerald (25.05.2013). When Do Entrepreneurs Change Their Network? (presented at the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXXIII. Hamburg, Germany, May 2013). Paper presented at the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXXIII.
  2012 - Articles
Mollenhorst, Gerald, Völker, Beate & Flap, Henk (2012). Context overlap in personal networks: Are 'public' and 'private' two separate worlds?. European Sociological Review, 28 (5), (pp. 674-690) (17 p.).
  2012 - Book parts / chapters
Mollenhorst, Gerald (2012). Relaties op het menu. In B.G.M. Völker (Eds.), Over gaten, bruggen en witte paters – sociaal kapitaal in sociologisch onderzoek. Liber Amicorum voor Henk Flap (pp. 41-56) (16 p.). Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers.
  2012 - Paper
Mollenhorst, Gerald, Flap, Henk & Völker, Beate (2012). Turnover in Personal Networks. How Social Contexts Affect the Emergence and Discontinuation of Relationships - (presented at International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXXII. Redondo Beach, CA, USA. March 2012). Paper presented at the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXXII: Redondo Beach,.
Mollenhorst, Gerald, Rydgren, J. & Edling, C. (2012). Triadic Closure in Friendship Networks: Disentangling the Effects of Social Distance, Ethnic Similarity and Shared contexts - (presented at International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXXII, Redondo Beach, CA, USA. March 2012). Paper presented at the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXXII, Redondo Beach.
Mollenhorst, Gerald, Rydgren, J. & Edling, C. (2012). Triadic closure in friendship networks: Disentangling the effects of social distance, ethnic similarity and shared contexts - (presented at Dag van de Sociologie. Utrecht, the Netherlands. May 2012). Paper presented at the Dag van de Sociologie.
  2011 - Articles
Mollenhorst, Gerald, Völker, Beate & Flap, Henk (2011). Shared contexts and triadic closure in core discussion networks. Social Networks, 33 (4), (pp. 292-302) (11 p.).
  2011 - Invited talk
Mollenhorst, G.W. (26.05.2011) Invited speaker Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences Workshop Piran (25.05.2011 - 28.05.2011) Reproduction of Inequality in the Netherlands Through the Creation of and Returns to Social Capital? (Invited talk at QMSS Workshop. Piran, Slovenia, May 2011)
  2010 - Paper
Flap, Henk, Völker, Beate & Mollenhorst, Gerald (29.06.2010). Who is Alone? Causes and Consequences of Small Networks - (presented at International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXX. Riva del Garda, Italy. July 2010). Paper presented at the XXX International Sunbelt Social Network Conference.
Mollenhorst, Gerald, Schutjens, Veronique & Völker, Beate (20.08.2010). Linking Changes in Neighborhood Social and Physical Order to Local Firm Success - (presented at 50th European Congress of the Regional Science Association International. Jönkoping, Sweden. August 2010). Paper presented at the 50th European Congress of the Regional Science Association International.
Mollenhorst, Gerald, Völker, Beate, Flap, Henk & Schutjens, Veronique (29.06.2010). A Decade of Dutch Neighbor Networks - (presented at International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXX. Riva del Garda, Italy. July 2010). Paper presented at the XXX International Sunbelt Social Network Conference.
Völker, Beate, Flap, Henk, Mollenhorst, Gerald, Steenbeek, Wouter & Schutjens, Veronique (29.06.2010). Lost Letters in the Netherlands. Collective Efficacy and its Relation to Prosocial Action - (presented at International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXX. Riva del Garda, Italy. July 2010).
  2009 - Articles
Mollenhorst, Gerald, Völker, Beate & Schutjens, Veronique (2009). Neighbor Relations in The Netherlands - A Decade of Evidence. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 100 (4), (pp. 549-558).
  2009 - Book parts / chapters
Vermeij, Lotte & Mollenhorst, Gerald (2009). Life in our villages - Social capital in rural areas. The Netherlands Institute for Social Research | SCP at a glance (pp. 127-134) (146 p.). The Hague: The Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP).
Völker, Beate, Flap, Henk & Mollenhorst, Gerald (2009). Changing places - The influence of meeting places on recruiting friends. In R.M. Hsung, N. Lin & R. Breiger (Eds.), Contexts of Social Capital - Social Networks in Communities, Markets and Organizations (pp. 28-48) (354 p.). Oxford, UK: Routledge.
  2009 - Doctoral thesis 1 (Research UU / Graduation UU)
Mollenhorst, G.W. (08.05.2009). Networks in contexts : How meeting opportunities affect personal relationships. (176 p.). ICS Dissertation Series 150.
  2008 - Articles
Mollenhorst, Gerald, Völker, Beate & Flap, Henk (2008). Social Contexts and Core Discussion Networks - Using a Choice-Constraint Approach to Study Similarity in Intimate Personal Relationships. Social Forces, 86 (3), (pp. 937-965) (29 p.).
Mollenhorst, Gerald, Völker, Beate & Flap, Henk (2008). Social Contexts and Personal Relationships - The Effect of Meeting Opportunities on Similarity for Personal Relationships of Different Strength. Social Networks, 30, (pp. 60-68) (9 p.).
  2008 - Books
Vermeij, Lotte & Mollenhorst, Gerald (2008). Overgebleven dorpsleven. Sociaal kapitaal op het hedendaagse platteland. (135 p.). The Hague: The Netherlands Institute for Social Research / SCP.
  2008 - Book parts / chapters
Mollenhorst, Gerald (2008). Context Overlap and Multiplexity in Personal Relationships. In T.N. Friemel (Eds.), Why Context Matters. Applications of Social Network Analysis (pp. 55-77) (179 p.). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.
  2007 - Paper
Mollenhorst, G.W. (15.09.2007). Context Overlap and Multiplexity in Personal Relationships. Paper presented at the Application of Social Network Analysis Conference.
Mollenhorst, G.W. (31.05.2007). Overlappende ontmoetingsplaatsen voor vrienden en haar invloed op sociale steun. Paper presented at the 7e Dag van de Sociologie.
Mollenhorst, G.W. (01.05.2007). Overlapping Meeting Contexts for Friendships, and its Effect on Social Support. Paper presented at the International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXVII.
Völker, B.G.M., Flap, H.D. & Mollenhorst, G.W. (20.06.2007). Who is alone? Causes and Consequences of Small Networks. Paper presented at the Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences Conference.
  2006 - Book parts / chapters
Völker, B.G.M., Flap, H.D. & Mollenhorst, G.W. (2006). Een nieuwe variatie op een oud programma: gelegenheden en sociale netwerken. In G. Engbersen & J. de Haan (Eds.), Balans en Toekomst van de Sociologie (pp. 141-154) (14 p.). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
  2006 - Paper
Mollenhorst, G.W., Völker, B.G.M. & Flap, H.D. (24.12.2006). Where have you met each other? How meeting places affect personal relationships. International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXVI.
Völker, B.G.M., Flap, H.D. & Mollenhorst, G.W. (08.06.2006). Who is alone? An analysis of small networks and the resources they provide. Paper presented at De Sociologendag.
  2005 - Articles
Mollenhorst, G.W., Bekkers, R.H.F.P. & Völker, B.G.M. (2005). Hulpeloos in de stad? Verschillen tussen stads- en plattelandsbewoners in het aantal informele helpers. Mens en Maatschappij, 80 (2), (pp. 159-178) (20 p.).
  2005 - Articles in volumes / proceedings
Völker, B.G.M., Flap, H.D. & Mollenhorst, G.W. (2005). Where friends are met. The influence of meeting places on the creation of the patterns of friendship ties. In R.M. Hsung & et. al. (Eds.), Proceeding of the International Conference on Social Capital, Communities, Classes, Organizations and Social Networks (pp. 58-83) (26 p.). Taichung, Taiwan: Tunghai University, the International Conference on Social Capital. Communities, Classes, Organizations and Social Networks.
  2005 - Paper
Bekkers, R.H.F.P., Völker, B.G.M. & Mollenhorst, G.W. (02.06.2005). Networks and prosocial behavior. Marktdag Sociologie.
Mollenhorst, G.W., Bekkers, R.H.F.P. & Völker, B.G.M. (02.06.2005). Hulpeloos in de stad? Verschillen tussen stads- en plattelandsbewoners in het aantal informele helpers. Paper presented at the 5th Marktdag Sociologie.
Mollenhorst, G.W., Völker, B.G.M. & Flap, H.D. (25.11.2005). Meeting Places and Core Discussion Networks of the Dutch. Methodologendag.
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My research can be positioned at the intersection of sociology, social networks, family sociology, human geography, urban geography, economic geography, and criminology.

I have more than ten years of experience in social network research, specialising in how contextual opportunities and constraints affect the composition and structure of, and changes in personal networks – and how these network characteristics and contextual factors relate to life chances and behaviours of various actors, including neighbourhood residents, local entrepreneurs, prisoners, and young individuals (both natives and immigrants). I have also built up expertise in collecting large-scale panel survey data with a particular focus on personal networks and changes therein over the years (The Survey on the Social Networks of the Dutch).

In my PhD research Networks in Contexts, I examined how meeting opportunities affect personal relationships. The social contexts we enter in daily life, such as the workplace, the family, the neighborhood, and associations, provide the ‘pool’ of available others for selecting personal network members. This means that with whom we work and socialize, with whom we become friends, and even whom we marry is not merely an individual decision, but also depends on conditions beyond ourselves. By examining how meeting in various social contexts affects the composition of personal networks, characteristics of relationships, the structure of networks, and changes in personal networks after seven years, I have shown that opportunities for contact affect personal relationships and networks.  (send me an email if you are interested in receiving a copy of my dissertation)

I enjoy working together with sociologists, specialized in social networks, family sociology and other research fields, as well as with economic geographers, urban geographers and criminologists. In relation to (urban) social and economic development, I am interested in the mutual influence between local social and physical order and the presence and success of small local firms; the development of local community; and formal and informal networks (local and beyond) of entrepreneurs. In relation to family sociology, I am interested in how family structures and relationships with family members affect the composition and structure of, and changes in personal networks. In relation to criminology, I am interested in, for example, how detention affects personal networks, and how network characteristics relate to personal victimization and fear of crime.

Between 2011 and 2017, I have also been employed as researcher at the department of Sociology at Stockholm University in Sweden, working for the project entitled Individual Life Chances in Social Context - A Longitudinal Multi-Methods Perspective on Social Constraints and Opportunities (initiated and led by Jens Rydgren, Stockholm Universtiy, Sweden, and Christofer Edling, Lund University, Sweden). As part of this project, I studied and compared the (ethnic) composition and structure of, as well as changes in the personal networks of young native Swedes and immigrants in Sweden and examined how these networks affect their life chances, e.g., in terms of psychological well-being and personal victimization.

 

Supervision of PhD candidates:

  • Supervisor of Marianne de Beer at Dept. of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University (December ’14 - present)
  • Daily supervisor of Jesper Rözer at the Department of Sociology, Utrecht University (2011- 2016)
  • Supervisor of Qin Xiao (visiting PhD student from Nanjing University) at the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University (September ’14 – September ‘15)
  • Supervisor of Ruben de Cuyper, NSCR / VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (May ’13 – May '15)
  • Member of the doctoral committee of Katrien van Cleemput, Department of Communication Studies, Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium (2010-2012)

 

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At the department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, I am currently involved in the following courses: 

Bachelor Program:

  • Urban Geography I – The Use of the City
  • Creative Cities
  • General Scientific Training
  • Supervision of Bachelor Theses

 Master Program:

  • Advanced Urban Geography
  • Living in the City
  • Supervision of Master Theses

 

 At the department of Sociology, I have been involved in the following courses:

 Bachelor Program:

  • Problems and Theories in Sociology
  • Social Networks in Theory and Empirical Research
  • Sociological and Psychological Aspects of Organizations
  • Supervision of bachelor theses

 Master Program:

  • SaSR-10: Research Seminar 1 - Focus on theory and hypotheses
  • Supervision of (research) master theses
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Additional functions and activities

Since 2015     Member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University

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