European Academy of Sociology - Fellows

Prof. Dr. Beate Volker

Department of Sociology/ICS
Utrecht University
Heidelberglaan 2
NL 3584 CS Utrecht
The Netherlands

Email: b.g.m.volker@uva.nl

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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.