I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Utrecht University and an affiliated researcher at the University of Oxford and KU Leuven. I completed my Ph.D. in economics in 2019 at KU Leuven after which I spent time as a postdoctoral researcher in sociology and social demography at the University of Oxford until 2021.

My research is situated at the intersection of sociology of education and the sociology of the family. I am the recipient of the 2021 James Coleman Best Article Award in Sociology of Education from the American Sociological Association. I am particularly interested in the role of school and family environment in the development of children’s outcomes. I am currently working on the following papers:

  1. Mazrekaj, Deni and Christiaan Monden. “Do Children Perform Better in Religious Schools? Evidence from Population Data.
  2. Mazrekaj, Deni, and Sofie Cabus. “Does a High School Diploma Matter? Evidence Using Regression Discontinuity Design.
  3. Palmaccio, Silvia, Deni Mazrekaj, and Kristof De Witte. “Early Labor Market Outcomes of Children in Same-Sex Families: Evidence from Population Data.”

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