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Academic positions

 2013 – today Associate professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology
 2010 – 2013 Assistant professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology
 2009 – 2010 Researcher/lecturer, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology
 2005 – 2009 Ph.D. student,Erasmus University Rotterdam, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology
 2004 Research assistant, Institute for Sociological-Economic Research, Erasmus School of Economics

Education

 2005 – 2010 Ph.D. in sociology, Erasmus University Rotterdam (cum laude)
 2004 – 2005 Master’s degree in sociology, specialisation urban problems and policy, Erasmus University Rotterdam (cum laude)
 2002 – 2004 Bachelor’s degree in sociology, Erasmus University Rotterdam (cum laude)

Research grants

2017 NWO-MaGW Vidi; grant for research proposal ‘What Explains the Education Gap in Distrust of Institutional Professionals? Scrutinising the Role of Affinity with Elite Culture’ (€ 800.000).
 2016 Erasmus Trustfonds; grant for support in research project ‘Uncovering the Relevance of Socially Situated Dispositions’ (€ 4.000; with Willem de Koster & Julian Schaap).
 2016 EUR-SNIP (Support Programme National and International Research Projects); grant for support in writing NWO Vidi Grant ‘The Political Implications of Structural Social Mismatches’ (MISMATCHPOLITICS)’ (€ 5.000).
 2016 EUR-REI (Research Excellence Initiative); grant for research proposal ‘The State of Local Welfare’ (€ 605.000; with Menno Fenger (PI), Victor Bekkers, Ferry Koster, Ben Kuipers, Lieke Oldenhof, Jeroen Postma, Kim Putters, Bram Steijn & Romke van der Veen).
 2015 EUR-SNIP (Support Programme National and International Research Projects); grant for support in writing ERC Starting Grant ‘Stratification in Obesity Explained (SOBESE)’ (€ 9.500).
 2015 EUR Personal research incentive; grant for research support (€ 25.000).
 2013 Instituut Gak; grant for research proposal ‘Het middensegment op de arbeidsmarkt en aanpassingen aan de kenniseconomie in 2020 (MAAK-2020)’ [The Middle Segment of the Labour Market and Adaptation to the Knowledge Economy in 2020] (€ 394.000; with Fabian Dekker, Ferry Koster & Romke van der Veen).
 2013 NWO-MaGW Veni; grant for research proposal ‘Globalization and the Education Gap in Nationalism. Assessing the Impact of Globalization-Induced Insecurities on Anti-Immigrant Attitudes, Protectionism and Euroscpeticism in the Advanced Economies’ (€ 250.000).
 2012 EUR-Fellowship, grant for research proposal ‘Why do Birds of a Feather Flock Together? Explaining Assortative Settling in the United States by Connecting Post-Industrialization and Detraditionalization’ (€ 135.000).
 2012 EUR Personal research incentive; grant for research support (€ 7.000).
 2010 FSW-Toptalent; grant for research support (€ 17.000).
 2010 NWO-MaGW Rubicon; grant for research proposal ‘Welfare Chauvinism in Europe. Assessing the Economic and Cultural Roots of Low Support to Entitle Immigrants for Welfare among Europeans’ (€ 55.000).
 2010 NWO-WOTRO Fast Track; grant for research proposal ‘Ethnic Contact or Conflict in Contemporary Dutch Cities? The Impact of Urban Culture on Ethnocentrism and Right-Wing Populist Voting’ (€ 143.000; with Peter Achterberg & Jack Burgers).

Research awards

 2011 NSV Dissertation award – best dissertation in Sociology 2009-2010 – for Unravelling the Global City Debate. Economic Inequality and Ethnocentrism in Contemporary Dutch Cities, NSV (Dutch Sociological Association)
 2007 Best article in Political Science for Class Is Not Dead – It Has Been Buried Alive: Class Voting and Cultural Voting in Postwar Western Societies (1956-1990). Nominated by Res Publica, Belgium, and as such published in World Political Science Review 3(4), art. 3.[PDF]
 2005 Master thesis nominated for the NSV Thesis award , NSV (Dutch Sociological Association)

Education awards

 2016 Master Thesis nominated for the NSV Thesis award: Josje ten Kate’s thesis Collectivism, Marriage, and Well-Being. How and Why the Extent to Which Marriage Leads to Greater Subjective Well-Being Depends on National Collectivism, NSV (Dutch Sociological Association)
 2015 NIDI-NVD Thesis award for Josje ten Kate’s Master thesis Collectivism, Marriage, and Well-Being. How and Why the Extent to Which Marriage Leads to Greater Subjective Well-Being Depends on National Collectivism, NIDI (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute)
 2015 Rotterdam Master Thesis award  for Arend van Haaften’s Master thesis Etnische diversiteit, sociaal kapitaal en het maatschappelijk middenveld, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Municipality of Rotterdam
 2013 Bachelor Thesis nominated for Student research award  Anouk Vermeulen’s thesis Geweld onder laagopgeleide jongeren: weinig poen of verschillende manieren van doen?, VSNU (Association of universities in the Netherlands)