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Arnout Van de Rijt

Professor in Sociology (as of September 2019)

Arnout Van de RijtArnout van de Rijt will join the Department of Political and Social Sciences in September 2019. Van de Rijt received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Cornell University in 2007 and worked until 2016 as Assistant and Associate Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, where he co-founded and -led the Center for Computational Social Science. Since 2016 he has been Professor of Sociology at Utrecht University. He is elected member of the European Academy of Sociology. Van de Rijt received the Lynton Freeman (2010) and Raymond Boudon (2017) early career awards.


Research interests

His research and teaching focus on computational social science, social influence, social networks, self-emergent inequalities, and collective action.

“I welcome pretty much any Ph.D. proposal, regardless of topic, as long as it is interesting and the student wants to be creative, work hard and do well. Expertise-wise, I will be more useful if the proposal involves broad topics like social networks, social stratification, computational social science, social influence, or collective action. Methods-wise, I will be more helpful for quantitative projects, but I am open to supervise students who wish to use qualitative methods.”


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50014 San Domenico di Fiesole (FI), Italy

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