“The classroom remains the most radical space of possibility in the academy”

bell hooks

Experience and expertise

I have teaching experience at the Bachelor and Master-level in three languages, English, Dutch and German. I am co-supervisor to PhD student David Kaspowski (2020 – now, LGBTQI* people on the labor market) and I frequently supervise Bachelor- and Master theses.

I am qualified to teach sociology courses on diverisity, intersectionalities and sociological perspectives on well-being and health, social networks, families, social institutions and the labor market. I am also qualified to teach quantitative methodology, research design and advanced statistics.

Course repertoire

  • Research seminar LGBTQI* research in practice
    A practical research seminar at the Master-level with a strong methodological focus on challenges and solutions to survey research into people with minoritized gender and sexual identities. Students conduct independent empirical research using secondary survey data. Syllabus still in development for the summer semester 2022.
  • Analysis of social change: Formal and informal institutions
    A theoretical Master seminar on institutional changes regarding sexual diversity since the late 18th century up until today, with foci on norm diffusion and sexual diversity in neo-populist discourse. Students research and analyze the circumstances of a recent legal change of their choice. Have a look at some of the exciting student projects that came from this class in 2022! Syllabus in English.
  • Survey approaches to sexual and gender diversity
    Master students learn to theorize and empirically examine social inequality between lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer and intersex people (LGBTQI* people) and the cis-heterosexual majority population using an intersectional lens. Syllabus in English.
  • Sexual orientation: Measurement and consequences for the labor market
    A seminar at the Bachelor-level, in which students get familiarized with the basic concepts of gender, sexual orientation and structural heteronormativity. Students conduct regression analyses of labor-related inequalities (e.g., income, outness at work and workplace satisfaction). Syllabus in German.
  • Sexual orientation: Measurement and consequences for family and other social relationships
    A seminar at the Bachelor-level, in which students get familiarized with the basic concepts of gender, sexual orientation and structural heteronormativity. Students conduct regression analyses of inequalities in family settings and in social networks. Syllabus in German.
  • Unequal families and social relationships
    Bachelor students learn queer-feminist perspectives on families and how social inequalities get reproduced by structural differences in family relations and social networks. Students conduct literature analyses and theorize mechanisms. Syllabus in German.

In addition to the courses I designed myself, I have taught the Bachelor courses ‘Intersectionalities: Class, Race, Gender and Sexuality’ designed by Prof. dr. Sarah Bracke, and ‘Introduction to Statistics’ designed by Dr. Thijs Bol (both in Dutch).

Interest in thesis supervision?

Are you a student at the UzK interested in writing your Bachelor or Master thesis with me?