I am Katerina Manevska, a Postdoctoral Researcher at Radboud University, Nijmegen. I identify as a cultural sociologist. Currently,  I am part of a larger research project on the link between experiences with worker voice and political attitudes and behavior.

I received my sociological training at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Radboud University in Nijmegen and Erasmus University in Rotterdam. In 2014 I obtained my PhD degree at the Erasmus University with a dissertation on ethnocentrism, funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. The cultural-sociological endeavor I embarked on in my PhD research, in which I applied this approach to study the way in which national contexts and interethnic contacts influence ethnocentrism, has formed the basis for my current (and future) research.

My main research interests are employment relations, interethnic relations, (under)representation, and political change in the West. I believe it is vital to place people’s subjective realities at the center of social scientific analysis and I happily take the challenge to do so using (mostly) quantitative methods.

While having a personal interest in issues concerning public opinion and politics, I believe that each and every part of society may lead to interesting and relevant research questions. Hence, I try to keep an ever open mind to all questions that may arise, not only while being ‘at the job’ but also, and importantly so, from everyday life.