Katya Ivanova
  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 225, Simon Building, room S 815

    5037 DB Tilburg


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Research interests

I am a quantitative family sociologist at the Sociology department of Tilburg University. Broadly, my work can be described as trying to understand how people ‘do’ family. For example, I have examined who is likely to make different family-related transitions (enter a partnership, separate, repartner, have a child), how these transitions are related to individual well-being and the strength of intergenerational ties, and how people interact within partnerships. I am also particularly interested in the gendered ramifications of family complexity (i.e., the unique role and experiences of stepmothers).

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Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, PhD, From parents to partners: The impact of family on romantic relationships in adolescence and emerging adulthood, University of Groningen

1 Sept 20075 Mar 2012

Award Date: 5 Mar 2012

Psychology, Master’s Degree, Quality of Peer Relationships and its Impact on the Psychosocial Adjustments of Adolescents with Same-Sex Attractions (SSA), Utrecht University

1 Sept 200525 May 2007

Award Date: 25 May 2007

Psychology, Bachelor’s Degree, Major: Psychology, Minor: Politics, Mount Holyoke College

1 Sept 200125 May 2005

Award Date: 25 Sept 2005


  • Family Sociology
  • Intergenerational Solidarity
  • Well-Being
  • Family Complexity
  • Stepfamilies
  • Gender
  • Stepmothers
  • Stepparents
  • Parents


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