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I am Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam and am co-director of the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies. Since 2020 I am member of The Young Academy (De Jonge Akademie) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). I am also an elected board member to the European Consortium of Sociological Research, a consortium consisting of 90 leading European research institutes and university departments across 26 European countries.
My research focuses on inequality in education, the labor market, and science. My work mostly focuses on understanding how inequalities between groups arise, and how we can understand why trajectories diverge within these three domains. In my current research projects I am for example interested in understanding how the linkage between school and work affects labor market outcomes in the short- and longterm, or how scientists’ careers diverge. In my work on labor market inequality I study how occupations and organizatons affect wage inequality. Recently I collected data on how homeschooling during the Corona outbreak affects social inequality in educational outcomes.
In 2020 I received an ERC Starting Grant for CAREER, a project in which I aim to investigate how the changing labor market affects the career returns to general and vocational education. I am currently also involved in a NORFACE grant and in a NCO grant that facilitates data collection in the transition from primary to secondary school in the Netherlands. From 2015-2019 I studied occupations and wage inequality, financed by a Veni grant from NWO.
On this website you will find my CV, my publications, and links to the replication files for my recent papers.