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I am a member of the GENDERBALL project team at the Centre for Sociological Research of KU Leuven (Principal Investigator: Jan Van Bavel). In the context of this project, I examine the implications of the shifting gender balance in education for reproductive behavior in Europe, mostly by means of agent-based computational modeling. A short overview of my recent research activities in the context of this project can be obtained here.

In my Ph.D. research at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology at the University of Groningen, I examined the emergence of status differentiation from small group interaction by means of agent-based computational modeling and social network analysis (Supervisors: Rafael Wittek and Andreas Flache). I was particularly interested in the social construction of status characteristics such as gender, age, and ethnicity. A digital copy of my dissertation can be obtained here.