dr. (Katya) K.O. Ivanova

Academic Researcher Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Department of Public Administration and Sociology/ Sociology
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Latest academic publication

K. Ivanova (2016). Relationship satisfaction of the previously married: The significance of relationship specific costs and rewards in first and repartnering unions. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 33 (5), 559-580. doi: 10.1177/0265407515583942

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Katya Ivanova is a postdoctoral researcher at the Sociology Department of Erasmus University Rotterdam

Katya completed her undergraduate studies at Mount Holyoke College, MA, USA and obtained her MSc at Utrecht University. She completed her PhD at the Sociology department of University of Groningen, under the supervision of Prof. Melinda Mills and Prof. René Veenstra. Her dissertation focused on the impact of the family on adolescent romantic relationships by for example, examining how adolescents’ transition to dating was linked to the (timing of) parental union dissolution and parental repartnering. After finishing her PhD, she worked on a project with Prof. Matthijs Kalmijn and Dr. Wilfred Uunk which focused on the transition to a new partnership after the dissolution of the first marital or cohabiting relationship. Currently, Katya is working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam and is affiliated with the “Families in Context” research group of Prof. Pearl Dykstra. She is continuing her work in the field of family sociology and focusing more explicitly on the impact of family complexity (e.g., divorce, repartnering, stepfamily formation) on intergenerational relations.


Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam