Photographer: Beate Volker

prof. dr. B.G.M. (Beate) Volker

  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Programme group: Institutions, Inequalities and Life courses
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Room number: B6.10
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15508
    1001 NA  Amsterdam


  • Volker, B. G. M. (2017). Broken windows revisited.: On the role of neighborhoods and individual characteristics in reaction to disorder cues. Sociological Science.
  • Volker, B. G. M. (in press). Families’ Division of Labor and Social Networks in the 21st Century: Revisiting Elizabeth Bott’s Classic Hypotheses. Journal of Family Issues.
  • Volker, B. G. M. (2017). Friendship. In The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology (2 ed.). Oxford: Wiley.
  • Volker, B. G. M. (2017). Women in charge. Social capital of female entrepreneurs chapter 6 in: D. Reuschke; S. Syrett, (eds) Entrepreneurial Neighbourhoods: Towards an Understanding of the Economies of Neighbourhoods and Communities. In Neighborhoods, Entrepreneurs and Social Capital Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
  • Volker, B. (2017). Collection and Analysis of Relational Data in Organizational and Market Settings. In R. Alhajj, & J. Rokne (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining New York: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-7163-9_273-1  [details] 
  • Ter Haar-Pomp, L., Spreen, M., Volker, B. G. M., & Bogaerts, S. (in press). The impact of forced forensic psychiatric confinement on composition and structure in the personal networks of personality-disordered forensic psychiatric patients. The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology.


  • Volker, B. (2016). Friendship. Oxford Bibliographies, Sociology. DOI: 10.1093/obo/9780199756384-0170  [details] 
  • Rözer, J. J., & Volker, B. (2016). Does income inequality have lasting effects on health and trust? Social Science & Medicine, 149, 37-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.11.047  [details] 
  • Volker, B. G. M. (2016). Social capital and homophily both matter for labor market outcomes. Evidence from replication and extension. Social Networks, (45), 18-31.
  • Volker, B. G. M., De Cuyper, R., Mollenhorst, G., Dirkzwager, A., & Nieuwbeerta, P. (2016). Changes in the social networks of prisoners: A comparison of their networks before and after imprisonment: Changes in the social networks of prisoners: A comparison of their networks before and after imprisonment. Social Networks, 47, 47-58.
  • Volker, B., Mollenhorst, G., Steenbeek, W., Schutjens, V., & Flap, H. (2016). Lost letters in Dutch neighborhoods: a field experiment on collective efficacy. Social Forces, 94(3), 953-974. DOI: 10.1093/sf/sov106  [details] 
  • Bosman, N., Schutjens, V., & Volker, B. (2016). Local social entrepreneurship and social capital. In H. Westlund, & J. P. Larsson (Eds.), Handbook of Social Capital and Regional Development (pp. 55-81). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. [details] 


  • Rözer, J. J., Mollenhorst, G., & Volker, B. (2015). Romantic relationship formation, maintenance and changes in personal networks. Advances in Life Course Research, 23, 86-97. DOI: 10.1016/j.alcr.2014.12.001  [details] 
  • Schutjens, V. A. J. M., Mollenhorst, G., & Volker, B. G. M. (2015). Changing social networks of entrepreneurs in Dutch residential neighbourhoods. In C. Mason, D. Reuschke, S. Syrett, & M. Van Ham (Eds.), Entrepreneurship in Cities: Neighbourhoods, Households and Homes (pp. 130-153). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
  • Volker, B. (2015). Nut en nadeel van Schinkels werk voor de Nederlandse sociologie: enkele reflecties en pogingen tot verbeelding. Sociologie, 11(2), 236-242. DOI: 10.5117/SOC2015.2.VOLK  [details] 
  • Volker, B., & Steenbeek, W. (2015). No evidence that gender contributes to personal research funding success in the Netherlands: A reaction to van der Lee and Ellemers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(51), E7036-E7037. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1519046112  [details] 
  • Volker, B., Mollenhorst, G., & Flap, H. (2015). Reproductie van ongelijkheid als gevolg van de verdeling en opbrengsten van sociaal kapitaal? Sociologie, 11(3/4), 402-423. DOI: 10.5117/Sociologie/157433142015011003005  [details] 
  • Ter Haar-Pomp, L., Spreen, M., Bogaerts, S., & Volker, B. G. M. (2015). The personal social networks of personality disordered forensic psychiatric patients. Journal of Social Work, 15(3), 254-276.
  • Tubergen, F., & Volker, B. (2015). Inequality in Access to Social Capital in the Netherlands. Sociology, 49(3), 521-538. DOI: 10.1177/0038038514543294  [details] 
  • van Rossem, R., Vermande, M., Volker, B., & Baerveldt, C. (2015). Social capital in the classroom: a study of in-class social capital and school adjustment. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 36(5), 669-688. DOI: 10.1080/01425692.2013.848779  [details] 


  • Volker, B., Baerveldt, C., & Driessen, F. (2015). Vriendschap en criminaliteit bij jongeren. In I. Weijers, & C. Eliaerts (Eds.), Jeugdcriminologie: achtergronden van jeugdcriminaliteit. - 2e druk (pp. 259-272). Den Haag: Boom Lemma. [details] 


  • Volker, B. (Author), & Steenbeek, W. (Author). (2015). Seksediscriminatie binnen NWO-MaGW is geenszins evident: Een reactie op de reactie van Van der Lee en Ellemers. Stuk Rood Vlees. [details] 
  • Volker, B. (Author). (2015). Hebben we nog wel 'echte' vrienden?. Sociale Vraagstukken. [details] 

Scientific position

  • Volker, B.G.M. (2017-2018): Member of panel for selection of talent grants (NWO), NWO.
  • Volker, B.G.M. (2016-2017): external screener of high school exams ‘sociology’, Cito Institute for Educational Measurement.
  • Volker, B.G.M. (2016): Member Freeman Award Committee, INSNA Sunbelt Social Network Conference.
  • Volker, B.G.M. (2016): Scientific Board member, 2nd European Conference on Social Networks, Paris.
  • Volker, B.G.M. (2015): Member editorial board, Social Networks.
  • Volker, B.G.M. (2015-): Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities (KHMW).
  • Volker, B.G.M. (2014-2017): Member of Think Tank: Reorganization of the Police, Ministerie van Justitie.
  • Volker, B.G.M. (2012-): EAS, European Academy of Sociology.
  • Volker, B.G.M. (2008-): Member of supervision committee of Ministry of Justice on Application of
    Social Network data collection in forensic hospitals, Ministerie van Justitie.
  • Volker, B.G.M. (2000-): ASA, American Sociological Association.
  • Volker, B.G.M. (2000-): NSV, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Cultuur en Maatschappijwetenschappen .
  • Volker, B.G.M. (2000-): INSNA, International Network of Social Network Analysis.
  • Volker, B.G.M. (1990-): ICS, Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology.

Media appearance

  • Volker, Beate (10-12-2015): Geen seksisme bij toewijzing onderzoeksbeurzen. Interview door: Martijn van Calmthout [Print] De Volkskrant. Geen seksisme bij toewijzing onderzoeksbeurzen. Interview door: Martijn van Calmthout.

Journal editor

  • Volker, B.G.M. (member of editorial board) (2011-): Social Networks (Journal).

Talk / presentation

  • Volker, B.G.M. (invited speaker) (2017): Social capital, communities and beyond, Department of Sociology, University of Lubljana.
  • Volker, B.G.M. (invited speaker) (2017): Revisiting broken windows, EUI.
  • Volker, B.G.M. (speaker) (2016): Order in Context, symposium for the honory doctorate of Robert Sampson, Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • Volker, B.G.M. (invited speaker) (2016): Guest speaker Studium Generale Universiteit Utrecht, Studium Generale Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands.
  • Volker, B.G.M. (speaker) (2016): guest speaker: evening on friendship, Cafe de Zwijger.
  • Volker, B.G.M. (invited speaker) (3-11-2016): Ego-networks in the area of big data and computational sciences, Harvard University.
  • Volker, B.G.M. (invited speaker) (2015): Neighborhoods and Networks, University of St. Petersburg.
  • Volker, B.G.M. (invited speaker) (3-11-2015): denkerdag: buren en buurten, Oranje Fonds, Utrecht.
  • Volker, B.G.M. (invited speaker) (9-9-2015): Women in charge. On the networks of female entrepreneurs., Delft Conference on Entrepreneurial Neighbourhoods, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology, Delft.
  • Volker, B.G.M. (invited speaker) (3-7-2015): Networks in the urban environment, Workshop at the Summerschool in St Petersburg, Urban Landscapes, St. Petersburg.
  • Volker, B.G.M. (speaker) (22-6-2015): Changes in Social Resources through time, Sunbelt XXV Social Network Conference, Brighton.
  • Volker, B.G.M. (speaker) (28-1-2015): Vriendschappen in vluchtige tijden, Studium Generale Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen.


  • Volker, B.G.M. (visiting researcher) (2017): EUI, Florence (visiting an external institution).
  • Volker, B.G.M. (visiting researcher) (2016 - 2017): University of Ljubljana (visiting an external institution).
  • Volker, B.G.M. (visiting lecturer) (2015): Summerschool St Petersburg (visiting an external institution).
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