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Arnout Van De Rijt

Director of Graduate Studies

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Full-time Professor

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Contact info

[email protected]

[+39] 055 4685 212

Office

Badia Fiesolana, BF179

Administrative contact

Claudia Fanti

Monika Rzemieniecka

Working languages

Dutch, English

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Arnout Van De Rijt

Director of Graduate Studies

Full-time Professor

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Biography

Arnout van de Rijt joined the Department of Political and Social Sciences in September 2019. Van de Rijt received his PhD 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 president of the International Network of Analytical Sociology and elected member of the European Academy of Sociology. Van de Rijt received the Lynton Freeman (2010) and Raymond Boudon (2017) early career awards.

Research Projects and Working groups

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I welcome PhD proposals that use quantitative methods to study questions in the broad research areas of cooperation and social inequality. I will particularly be able to add value to research that either involves computational social science -- internet experiments, social network analysis, large-scale text analysis, agent-based models -- or one way or another is concerned with endogenous forms of inequality formation, e.g. Matthew effects, cumulative advantage, rich-get-richer processes.

Workshop: Agent-based modelling, together with Gianluca Manzo (Spring 2021)

Seminar: Introduction to Quantitative Methods, together with Juho Härkönen (Autumn 2020)

Seminar: Social and political Networks (Autumn 2020)

Workshop: Introduction to Machine Learning in the Social Sciences, together with E. Immergut (Spring 2020)

Seminar: Introduction to Quantitative Methods, together with Juho Härkönen (Autumn 2019)

Seminar: Foundations of Computational Social Science (Autumn 2019)

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