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. Doing Genders: Analyzing Labor Market Behavior of Individuals with Both Male and Female Partners Using Administrative Panel Data.
    Eva Jaspers, Deni Mazrekaj, and Weverthon Machado
    Revise and Resubmit. American Sociological Review.
    IF: 9.1; 3/149 Sociology.
  2. Fertility Outcomes of Children with Divorced Parents: Evidence from Population Data.
    Silvia Palmaccio, Deni Mazrekaj, and Kristof De Witte
    Reject and Resubmit. American Sociological Review.
    IF: 9.1; 3/149 Sociology.
  3. Is Price Personalization Ethical? The Disutility of Unfairness Perception and Surveillance Aversion.
    Deni Mazrekaj, Mark D. Verhagen, Ajay Kumar, and Daniel Muzio
    Revise and Resubmit 3. Journal of Business Ethics.
    IF: 6.1; 3/57 Ethics; 52/154 Business.
  4. Identifying Politically Connected Firms: A Machine Learning Approach.
    Deni Mazrekaj, Fritz Schiltz, and Vitezslav Titl
    Revise and Resubmit. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.
    IF: 2.5; 18/53 Soc. Sci., Math. Methods; 150/380 Econ.

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