John D. Boy is an assistant professor of sociology at Leiden University. He teaches urban studies, digital society, and qualitative and computational methods in the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, the interdisciplinary Urban Studies program, and the university's liberal arts institution, Leiden University College. He also advises undergraduate and masters theses.
He joined Leiden University after working as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam for four years, where he also taught urban studies and sociology. He received his Ph.D. in sociology (with a certificate in women's studies) from the City University of New York in 2015. While a doctoral candidate, John taught at several CUNY colleges, and he also served as a policy analyst and an instructional technology fellow.
John's research focuses on urban, digital and religious spaces and investigates how they are made, how they intersect, and how they change. His areas of expertise include the sociology of religion, social and cultural theory, urban studies, and digital sociology.
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