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 was a postdoctoral researcher in sociology and social demography at the University of Oxford. In my spare time, I am an Associate Editor of Humanities & Social Sciences Communications, and on the Editorial Board of Sociology.

My research is situated at the intersection of sociology of education and the sociology of the family. I am particularly interested in the role of school and family environment in the development of children’s outcomes. I have received several awards from the American Sociological Association and the European Academy of Sociology for my research about children with same-sex parents. My other research, featured in leading journals such as the American Sociological Review and Perspectives on Psychological Science, includes household division of labor and school closures. Additionally, I have contributed to discussions on workplace inclusion in outlets such as Contexts and Nature.

I am currently working on the following papers:

  1. Early Labor Market Outcomes of Young Adults from Same-Sex Families: Evidence from Population Data.
    Silvia Palmaccio, Deni Mazrekaj, and Kristof De Witte
    Major Revision. Social Forces.
  2. Is Price Personalization Ethical? The Disutility of Unfairness Perception and Surveillance Aversion.
    Deni Mazrekaj, Mark D. Verhagen, Ajay Kumar, and Daniel Muzio
    Minor Revision. Journal of Business Ethics.
  3. Profiles among women without a paid job and social benefits: An intersectional perspective using Dutch population register data.
    Lea Kröner, Deni Mazrekaj, Anne-Rigt Poortman, and Tanja van der Lippe
    Minor Revision. Social Policy & Administration.

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