Dr. Rense Corten

Sjoerd Groenmangebouw
Padualaan 14
Kamer C2.05
3584 CH Utrecht

Dr. Rense Corten

Associate Professor
+31 30 253 8814

"In the sharing economy, rating systems are used to create mutual trust but still discrimination and exclusion play a role. To what extent can those rating systems prevent this?"

Rense Corten is associate professor at the Department of Sociology. His research revolves around the themes of cooperation, trust, and (the dynamics of) social networks, with empirical applications including adolescent networks, social media, the sharing economy, online criminal networks, and laboratory experiments. In 2016 he received an NWO Vidi grant for a research project on the origins and consequences of trust in the sharing economy. 


He obtained his PhD in social sciences in 2009 and his doctorate in sociology in 2004 at Utrecht University.