Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology consists of an enthusiastic team of teachers and researchers. They have great expertise in societal developments like globalization, modernization, individualization, and multiculturalization, and the effects these developments have on cohesion and inequality in society. Its staff members are responsible for the Bachelor's Degree ProgrammesMaster's Degree Programmes and Premaster Sociology (at the moment only in Dutch). The research of the department focuses on five themes that involve social participation, united under the research program Participation in Society (PARIS). The research is embedded in the (Faculty) Institute for Societal Resilience (ISR) and the (University) Institute Talma. Both its education and research program are executed in collaboration with several societal partners.




T +31 20 59 86805  Els Tettelaar, present Monday-Friday
    +31 20 59 86804  Ietje Breunis, present Mon-Tue-Wed.

Postal address:   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, FSW Sociology. De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam.
Visiting address
: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Main Building, 2A Floor, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam.

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