I am a sociologist and work at the department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam.
My research agenda focusses on the intersection of social networks, inequality, and health. To study these topics I am relying on quantitative methods.
My personal goal is to better understand the causes and consequences of status inequalities to provide tools to better handle it and to help create an atmosphere of mutual respect in which status plays a smaller role for people’s health and well-being.
On this page you can find my cv and the things that I have done in the past. By clicking on the publications you can find more information about them, such as a link to the website of the journal, a pdf of the publication, and replication files for my recent articles. Feel free to contact me should you have any questions.
As soon as you are born, they make you feel small. By giving you no time instead of it all.
Where there's no mutual respect, there's trouble.
Someday, and that day may never come, I'll call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day, accept this justice as a gift on my daughter's wedding day.
Man is a moral being, only because he lives in society. Let all social life disappear and morality will disappear with it.
No more fiendish punishment could be devised, were such a thing physically possible, than that one should be turned loose in society and remain absolutely unnoticed by all the members thereof.
The rich man glories in his riches, because he feels that they naturally draw upon him the attention of the world… The poor man, on the contrary, is ashamed of his poverty. He feels that it either places him out of the sight of mankind, or, that if they take any notice of him.