Professor of Sociology
Research Interests: Social stratification, especially educational attainment and consequences of social mobility, cultural sociology, sociology of religion, pro-social behaviour, and political sociology.
Nan Dirk de Graaf is an Official Fellow at Nuffield College and a Professor in Sociology. He joined Nuffield College in 2007. He obtained his PhD at Utrecht University (1988) and was a post-doc researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Education and Human Development in Berlin (1988-1989). He was a research fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy (1990-1995) and a full Professor in Sociology (also the chair of the Department) at Nijmegen University (2001-2007) and the chair of the Inter-university Centre for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS: 2003-2007).
He published in journals such as the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Annual Review of Sociology, European Sociological Review, Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Political Science and West European Politics.
NEW open access: (with K Gērxhani & W Raub 2022) Handbook of Sociological Science: Contributions to Rigorous Sociology, Edward Elgar Press. Sociology is fragmented. The Handbook of Sociological Science offers a refreshing, integrated perspective on research programs and ongoing developments in sociological science. It highlights key shared theoretical and methodological features, thereby contributing to progress and cumulative growth of sociological knowledge.