Dirk Witteveen is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Nuffield College. He received his Ph.D. from the City University of New York in 2018. Witteveen’s research examines social stratification and inequalities in higher education and labor markets of the United States and Europe. It focuses on factors such as class background, race, ethnicity, and gender.
During his time at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), Witteveen will conduct research on how “social closure” of workplaces and occupations matter to those entering various European labor markets. In particular, he will investigate the extent to which class background affects a newcomer's success in the job market.
Departmental Lecturer, University of Oxford
Visiting Scholar 2022-2023, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Mechanisms of class background inequality in early occupational careers
Areas of Expertise
Social Mobility Economic Stratification Higher Education Class Inequality Race/Ethnicity
Witteveen, Dirk. “Encouraged or Discouraged? the Effect of Adverse Macroeconomic Conditions on School Leaving and Reentry.” Sociology of Education 94, no. 2 (2020): 103–23. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038040720960718