Family sociologist Renske Keizer (Odoorn, 1983) is an associate professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam and professor by special appointment at University of Amsterdam.
Keizer’s primary research interests are fatherhood and parenthood in an internationally comparative perspective, and the dynamics of partner relationships. Her research straddles sociology, pedagogical sciences, demography, and developmental psychology. Central to her work is the application of the theory-based life course approach to the behavior and well-being of individuals, and (extended) families. She has a demonstrated track record of significant contributions to multiple fields and to policy debates, through several highly-cited publications in top-tier journals, such as Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Family Psychology, Population and Development Review, European Sociological Review, and European Journal of Population. She has received several prestigious grants, amongst which a NWO VENI and VIDI award. In 2016, she was selected as one of the 25 most talented young scholars of all Dutch and Flemish universities.