European Academy of Sociology - Fellows

Prof. Dr. Tom Snijders

University of Groningen
Department of Sociology
Grote Rozenstraat 31
9712 TG Groningen
The Netherlands


Prof. Dr. Tom Snijders

Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology


Tom A.B. Snijders (1949) received his PhD in mathematical statistics at the University of Groningen in 1979. He was professor of mathematical sociology at the University of Utrecht 1989-1991, professor of statistics and methodology at the University of Groningen since 1991 (ongoing), and professor of statistics in the social sciences at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Nuffield College 2006-2014. He is a correspondent of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received honorary doctorates in the social sciences from the University of Stockholm in 2005 and from the Université Paris-Dauphine in 2011. The order of Knight of the Netherlands Lion was awarded to him in 2008. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Simmel Award of INSNA, the International Network of Social Network Analysis. He has fulfilled various editorial positions, among which co-editorship of Social Networks 2006-2011. His research interests include methodology for social networks and multilevel analysis. With Roel Bosker he wrote the textbook ‘Multilevel Analysis: An Introduction to Basic and Advanced Multilevel Modeling’ (Sage, 1999, 2012). He proposed and has been the main developer of the Stochastic Actor-Oriented Model for network dynamics, the basis of a statistical methodology for analysing longitudinal network data and associated individual behavioural variables, implemented in the R package RSiena.