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 (IF: 3.5; 19/110 Interdisc. Soc. Sci.), and on the Editorial Board of Sociology (IF: 2.9, 39/149 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 received the 2021 James Coleman Best Education Article Award and the 2022 Family Article of the Year Award from the American Sociological Association, as well as the 2022 Prize for Best Article from the European Academy of Sociology for my research about children with same-sex parents. 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.
    IF: 4.8; 11/149 Sociology.
  2. The Association Between Parenthood and Health: A Comparison of People in Same-Sex and Different-Sex Relationships.
    Yuxuan Jin and Deni Mazrekaj
    Major Revision 2. SSM-Population Health.
    IF: 4.7; 37/180 Pub., Env., & Occup. Health.
  3. Identity and Inequality Misperceptions, Demographic Determinants and Efficacy of Corrective Measures.
    K. Peren Arin, Deni Mazrekaj, Marcel Thum, Juan A. Lacomba, and Francisco Lagos
    Major Revision. Scientific Reports.
    IF: 4.6; 22/73 Multidisciplinary Sciences.
  4. Is Price Personalization Ethical? The Disutility of Unfairness Perception and Surveillance Aversion.
    Deni Mazrekaj, Mark D. Verhagen, Ajay Kumar, and Daniel Muzio
    Major Revision 3. Journal of Business Ethics.
    IF: 6.1; 3/57 Ethics; 52/154 Business.

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