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dr. S.A.J. (Sara) Geven

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Institutions, Inequalities and Life courses
Photographer: Jos Kuklewski

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: C.6.09
Postal address
  • Postbus 15508
    1001 NA Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    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 work on my NWO-VENI project "What do you expect? Studying teacher expectations through an institutional lens." For a full description, please see the tab below. Furthermore I am part of the research team of the PRIMS project to study the transition from primary to secundary 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.
  • Selected publications

    Refereed academic publications

    S. Geven & Van de Werfhorst, H.G. (Accepted for publication). The role of intergenerational networks in students’ school performance in two differentiated educational systems: a comparison of between- and within-individual estimates. Sociology of Education.

    S. Geven (Forthcoming). The Impact of School Tracking on School Misconduct: Variations by Migration Background in England, The Netherlands, and Sweden. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

    S. Geven, J. O. Jonsson & F. Van Tubergen (2017). Gender Differences in Resistance to Schooling: The Role of Dynamic Peer-Influence and Selection Processes. Journal of Youth and Adolescence,  DOI 10.1007/s10964-017-0696-2

    S. Geven, M. Kalmijn & F. Van Tubergen (2016). The ethnic composition of schools and students' problem behaviour in four European countries: the role of friends. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42 (9). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2015.1121806

    S. Geven, J. Weesie & F. Van Tubergen (2013). The influence of friends on adolescents' behavior problems at school: The role of ego, alter and dyadic characteristics. Social Networks, 35 (4), 583-592. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2013.08.002

    Non-Refereed academic publications

    Gaikhorst, L., Geven, S., Baan, J. (2019). Diverse leerlingen, diverse competenties, diverse verwachtingen? De rol van basisschoolleerkrachten in het creeren van kansengelijkheid. In H. van de Werfhorst & E. van Hest (Ed.) Gelijke kansen in de stad (pp. 36-54). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. http://oapen.org/search?identifier=1004972

    S. Geven, Batruch, A. & van de Werfhorst, H. (2018). Inequality in Teacher Judgements, Expectations and Track Recommendations: A Review Study. Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam. https://zoek.officielebekendmakingen.nl/blg-864911

    S. Geven (2017). De etnische samenstelling van scholen en het schoolspecifieke probleemgedrag van leerlingen in vier Europese landen: de rol van vrienden. Mens & Maatschappij, 92 (3), 314-316.

    Doctoral thesis

    S. Geven. Adolescent problem behavior in school: the role of peer networks. Utrecht University (281 pag.). Supervisor(s): F. Tubergen & J. Weesie.

  • Research

    In 2018 I received an NWO-VENI grant for the project "What do you expect? Studying teacher expectations through an institutional lens."

    Teacher expectations and track recommendations for similarly achieving children are higher when they come from more affluent families. What is the role of the national and school context on the formation of these expectations? Using vignette experiments and observational data, this project provides insights on how to tackle educational inequality.

  • Publications

    2019

    • Geven, S. A. J. (2019). The impact of school tracking on school misconduct: variations by migration background in England, The Netherlands, and Sweden. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2019.1600402
    • Geven, S. A. J., & van de Werfhorst, H. G. (Accepted/In press). The role of intergenerational networks in students’ school performance in two differentiated educational systems: a comparison of between- and within-individual estimates. Sociology of Education.

    2017

    2016

    2013

    • Geven, S., Weesie, J., & van Tubergen, F. (2013). The influence of friends on adolescents' behavior problems at school: The role of ego, alter and dyadic characteristics. Social Networks, 35(4), 583-592. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2013.08.002

    2017

    • Geven, S. (2017). De etnische samenstelling van scholen en het schoolspecifieke probleemgedrag van leerlingen in vier Europese landen: De rol van vrienden. Mens en Maatschappij, 92(3), 314-316. https://doi.org/10.5117/MEM2017.3.GEVE [details]

    2018

    • Geven, S., Batruch, A., & van de Werfhorst, H. (2018). Inequality in Teacher Judgements, Expectations and Track Recommendations: A Review Study. Amsterdam: Universiteit van Amsterdam. [details]

    Award

    • Geven, S. (2018). What do you expect? Studying teacher expectations through an institutional lens. (NWO-Veni Grant).

    2016

    • Geven, S. A. J. (2016). Adolescent problem behavior in school: the role of peer networks.
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  • Ancillary activities
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