I am a PhD student at the Sociology department of the University of Amsterdam. I am affiliated with the programme group Institutions, Inequalities and Life courses (IIL) at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR).

In my dissertation I examine differences and commonalities between same-sex and mixed-sex couples in European societies with regard to well-being and social contacts. I am using a survey-based, comparative approach to uncover potential structural disadvantages between the union types.