I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Sociology at Erasmus University of Rotterdam (NL). I conduct research into the social and economic consequences of family change for individuals and societies in the Europe and the United States.

I am a faculty affiliate of the ESRC Research Centre for Population Change (CPC; UK) and an International Collaborator with the Linnaeus Center on Social Policy and Family Dynamics in Europe (Stockholm University) and with the “The Family Lives of Children of Immigrants in Norway” project (Statistics Norway).

I also hold an appointment as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Social Statistics and Demography at the University of Southampton (UK) (on leave 2017-18). Previously I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute and a team member of the European Research Council funded project “Families of Migrant Origin – a life course perspective (FaMiLife).”

In 2011, I completed a doctoral dissertation in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison entitled “Why Do? The meaning of marriage in the Nordic countries.”


Social and Formal Demography
Family Sociology
Migration and Migrant Populations
Comparative Cross-National: Europe and the United States
Public Policy
Quantitative Methods


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