Tilburg University, Department of Sociology
Mid-2013, a tenure-track position opened at Tilburg University, and I decided to give it a shot as it would give more perspective to my academical career. After a stressful hiring process, I joined my former colleagues in February 2014. I was welcomed in a warm professional climate, and the newly hired full professor, Peter Achterberg, gave it an additional twist by coming up with the idea to blog as Socioloog des Vaderlands – quite modestly translated as ‘National Sociologist’. I ended my Ties that Bind research project at Tilburg, but gained interest in the topic of resilience. Further, I also took up some managerial tasks, including in the Educational Committee Sociology, the Faculty Board of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the representative for Tilburg University at the Dutch Sociological Association. Recently, I was also appointed as the national coordinator of the Dutch section of the European Values Study. Quite an accomplishment, as a Belgian.