Tim Reeskens
  • Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 225, Simon Building, room S 814

    5037 DB Tilburg



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Tim's main research interests regard a comparative analysis of social cohesion and social solidarity in Europe. His current research project aims at explaining attitudes towards welfare state performance. Previously, he has been involved in a comparative research into the relation between ethnic-cultural diversity, integration policies and social cohesion in Europe.


Postdoctoral researcher (University of Amsterdam and KU Leuven). The Ties that Bind. An Empirical Evaluation of the Political Theory of Liberal Nationalism.

Postdoctoral research fellow (Tilburg University). Evaluation of welfare state performance and outcomes by the European public. Supervisor: Prof. dr. Wim van Oorschot.

Research fellow (KU Leuven). Social cohesion in Flanders (Belgium). September 2009-January 2010. Supervisor: Prof. dr. Marc Hooghe.

Research fellow (KU Leuven). Social cohesion and diversity. September 2005-September 2009. Supervisor: Prof. dr. Marc Hooghe.


In general, I teach courses on topics close to my research interest, namely on the social consequences of immigration and ethnocultural diversity. In the Master, I coordinate a course on Social Capital (i.e. structural (networks) and cultural (norms) characteristics of social organization that facilitate cooperation). In the Excellence Program of the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, I teach on Social Cohesion in a Multicultural Society. As for Bachelor and Master thesis topics, I am in general interested in supervising students interested in the study of social capital, generalized and political trust, national identity, social solidarity and support for welfare redistribution, and ethnic inequalities.

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