Research Assistant

Sterre van Niekerken

Research Assistant

E-mail: s.van.niekerken@vu.nl
Room: MF-C569

Biography

I obtained my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit. During my bachelor’s I took an interest in social psychology. A semester abroad at Oxford Brookes University allowed me to further explore topics in this field. During the later stages of the degree I wanted to learn more about research and academia. The Research Master in Social Psychology provided the perfect opportunity to do so. During the master’s I gained hands-on experience while working on research projects as a student-assistant. My main interests within social psychology include research on gender minorities, sexuality, and identity formation. I am excited to work on new projects and topics as a research assistant at the organizational psychology department.

Research Interests

  • Gender, sexuality, and identity
  • Interplay between language and cognition
  • Environmental psychology