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Thijs Lindner is PhD-candidate within the Curious Constellations of Political Disputes project, which studies how groups in the Netherlands differently attribute meaning to the EU, the welfare state and development aid.
Within this project, Thijs focuses on how different groups view welfare. His research aims to: (1) uncover different conceptions of welfare, and (2) assess how these conceptions shape the response to welfare information. Specifically, he is interested in the variety of understandings people have about this subject, and how this connects to different viewpoints towards society as a whole.
He completed his BA in Sociology and his research master in Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, and specialized in multi-methods research designs, in cultural sociology, and in issues of migration and ethnic diversity. In previous research he focused on experiences of neighborhood heterogeneity, on different conceptions of ethnic diversity, and on perceptions of beauty standards.