European Academy of Sociology - Fellows

Prof. Dr. Beate Volker

Department of Sociology/ICS
University of Amsterdam
The Netherlands


Prof. Dr. Beate Volker

Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology


Beate Volker is Professor of Sociology at Utrecht University. She was Fellow of the Dutch Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and got a so-called Innovational Research Incentives grant ('Vernieuwingsimpuls', Vidi). Her research focuses on networks and social capital, and in particular on conditions and consequences of networks in neighborhoods and neighborhood communities. Currently, she also studies the downside of social networks and social capital, e.g. negative relationships, loneliness and crime. She published o.a. in Social Networks, Social Forces and Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquence. Together with Henk Flap, she edited 'Creation and Returns of Social Capital', Routlegde, 2004.