Jochem Tolsma

Jochem Tolsma

Professor of Sociology

Radboud University

University of Groningen

Biography

Jochem Tolsma is professor by special appointment of Social Divisions between Groups in the Department of Sociology at the University of Groningen, associate professor in the Sociology Department of Radboud University Nijmegen and the program director of the Research Master Social and Cultural Science of Radboud University. In his research he focuses on social divisions between groups; the interplay of segregation, inequality and polarization. His particular areas of interest are the causes and consequences of segregation in neighborhoods, schools and friendship networks.

At the moment, this site is mainly intended as a medium to communicate with my students and share course material. Hopefully, it will grow into something larger quickly. The intention is to share my R-tutorials (on diagonal reference models, marginal effects, micro-macro models) here, to make my course Social Networks Analysis for social scientists available through this site, and to share my inner thoughts of life (e.g. on current affairs in academia) within the blog section. Ultimately of course, my aim is to save the world with this site. With that, thanks for reading and enjoy!

Interests

  • Social inequality
  • Segregation
  • Cohesion
  • Social Networks
  • Research Methods

Education

  • PhD in Sociology, 2009

    Radboud University, Nijmegen / Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology

  • MSc Social- Cultural Sciences, 2004

    Free University, Amsterdam

  • MSc Natural Sciences, 2002

    Radboud University, Nijmegen

Recent Posts

Toenemende polarisatie? Niet in de houdingen van het volk.

De verkiezingsuitslag zou volgens de Volkskrant een groeiende polarisatie tonen tussen nationalisten en kosmopolieten. Het is zeker waar dat zowel de ‘kosmopolitische partij’ D66 en de ‘nationalistische partij’ FvD verkiezingswinst hebben geboekt. Maar dat het een gevolg is van toenemende polarisatie onder de bevolking, dat lijkt ons onwaarschijnlijk. Er is namelijk geen sprake van brede groeiende polarisatie op dit vlak. […]
Toenemende polarisatie? Niet in de houdingen van het volk.

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