I am Katerina Manevska, a Postdoctoral Researcher at Radboud University, Nijmegen. While working at the department of economics, I identify as a cultural sociologist. 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 future research projects.

My main research interest lies in employment relations, interethnic relations, and political change in the West. I believe it is vital to place people’s subjective realities at the centre of social scientific analysis and I happily take the challenge to show this by using quantitative methods, which have been criticized for being overly positivistic. While having a personal preference for 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.