Jochem Tolsma

Jochem Tolsma

Professor of Sociology

Radboud University

University of Groningen


Jochem Tolsma is associate professor at the Sociology Department of Radboud University Nijmegen and the program director of the Research Master Social and Cultural Science. In his research he focuses on 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!


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


  • 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

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