Until September 2016 Gwen was Assistant Professor at the Department of Criminology in Leiden. Since September 2016 she is working at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam.
Gwen van Eijk is a criminologist and urban sociologist. She graduated in criminology (2006) and wrote her thesis on urban safety and policy, for which she received the Thesis Award of the Dutch Association for Criminology. She obtained her PhD degree (with the highest honour, 2010) in urban sociology from the Delft University of Technology. Her thesis unravels the links between urban segregation, inequality and cross-class relations.
Her research interests include class inequality and justice, urban safety policy, and perceptions of disorder and fear. She recently received a grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) for a research project on the role of class inequality in criminal justice.
- Criminal but Beautiful: A Study on Graffiti and the Role of Value Judgments and Context in Perceiving Disorder (2016)
- Between Risk and Resistance: Gender Socialization, Equality and Ambiguous Norms in Fear of Crime and Safekeeping (2015)
- Sociaaleconomische ongelijkheid en het strafrecht: aanzet tot discussie, (2015)
- Hostile to hierarchy? Individuality, equality and moral boundaries in Dutch class talk (2013)
- Exclusionary Policies are Not Just about the ‘Neoliberal City’: A Critique of Theories of Urban Revanchism and the Case of Rotterdam (2010)