Sara Geven

I am an assistant professor at the Sociology Department at the University of Amsterdam, affiliated with the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)the Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies, and the programme group Institutions, Inequalities and Life courses (IIL).

Currently, I am the Principal Investigator for the project “What do you expect? Studying teacher expectations through an institutional lens”, funded by a Veni grant from The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Furthermore I am part of the research team of the PRIMS project to study the transition from primary to secondary education in the Netherlands. 

Before this, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher as part of the NWO-VICI project “Between institutions and social mechanisms: education and inequality in comparative perspective” led by Herman van de Werfhorst, and as a Ph.D. student at the Interuniversity Center of Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) at the Department of Sociology at Utrecht University.  

My research interests include: educational sociology; social stratification; teacher expectations and track recommendations; social networks; quantitative methods and statistics.