Dr. Stefanie Sprong

Interdisciplinary Social Science

Stefanie is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science of Utrecht University. Her research covers a variety of topics related to social inequality, migration and integration, and education.


She is involved in the EqualStrength project which investigates cumulative and structural forms of discrimination, outgroup prejudice and hate crimes against ethnic, racial and religious minorities.


Before joining Utrecht University, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Economic and Social Research Institute. She obtained her PhD from the Department of Sociology at Trinity College Dublin. In her PhD research, she examined academic achievement gaps by migration background in Ireland and explored the potentially equalising role of early childhood education and care.