Betina Hollstein

Betina Hollstein

Professor of Sociology University of Bremen

Professional Bio

My research focuses on social networks and the life course, social inequality and methods of empirical social research.

A central aim is to better understand social integration and participation of social groups. How do class, gender or ethnicity impact social networks and social integration? How do social networks and their performance change over the life course? Which groups are better off, which groups are at risk? In this regard I am especially interested in how network resources and social capital are activated and how networking practices vary across social groups.

Advancing Methods: With regard to methods of empirical social research I seek to further develop methods to investigate social networks and the life-course. I consider mixed methods designs, combining qualitative and quantitative methods, as especially promising. Current projects tackle visual methods for network data collection and innovative combinations of qualitative methods and computational social sciences.

Organization or Institution

University of Bremen University of Bremen
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