Kjell Noordzij is a PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology of Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Kjell Noordzij is a PhD student whose research is primarily focused on the role of status as cultural capital in contemporary cultural conflicts over cultural and political stakes. He is part of Dr. Jeroen van der Waal's project "What Explains the Educational Gap in Distrust of Institutional Professionals? Scrutinising the Role of Affinity with Elite Culture." Kjell researches why the less educated trust politics and political professionals less than their more educated counterparts. By combining insights from both political science and cultural sociology, he will empirically uncover the role of colliding lifestyles, attitudes, and affinity with elite culture.