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dr. G. (Giedo) Jansen

Assistant Professor

Cubicus building
Room: C-317
Phone: +31 53 489 3364 / 3280
Email: Giedo Jansen


Dr. Giedo Jansen (1984) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Administration. His research is on the intersection of sociology, political science and labor relations. Giedo holds a PhD in Sociology from the Radboud University Nijmegen on a thesis about social cleavages and voting behavior in modern democracies. Before joining the University of Twente, Giedo Jansen worked as a Postdoc researcher at the Department of Political Science in Nijmegen. In 2013, Giedo was awarded a prestigious VENI grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) for a four-year research project (2014-2018) on self-employment and political alignments (see NWO website).

Giedo Jansen has been a visiting scholar at Nuffield College (University of Oxford) in 2009 (3 months) and 2015 (3 months), and at the European Trade Union Institute (Brussels) in 2013 (2 months).

Giedo’s most recent work includes a top-publication on the diffusion of labor strikes, published in the American Journal of Sociology (together with Roderick Sluiter and Agnes Akkerman). The first results from his ongoing research on self-employment have appeared in Acta Politica and in Socio-Economic Review.

Lokaal kiezersonderzoek 2018

De tweede editie van het rapport Democratie dichterbij: Lokaal Kiezersonderzoek 2018 bevat de resultaten van het kiezersonderzoek rondom de gemeenteraadsverkiezingen van 21 maart 2018. Aan dit rapport, onder redactie van Giedo Jansen en Bas Denters, werkte bestuurskundigen, politicologen en sociologen mee van zeven Nederlandse universiteiten en het SCP. 


Giedo Jansen is a member of the executive board and the treasurer of the Committee on Political Sociology (also known as Research Committee 18 of the ISA [International Sociological Association] and Research Committee 6 of the IPSA [International Political Science Association]). See:


Areas of expertise

  • Economic and Political Sociology 
  • Employment and Labor Relations 
  • Self-employment, "gig" economy  
  • Digital economy, platform economy 
  • Political science, electoral research