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John Boy

Assistant professor

Dr. J.D. Boy
+31 71 527 3825

John D. Boy is an assistant professor of sociology at Leiden University and works for the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology.He teaches urban studies, digital society, research ethics, and qualitative and computational methods in the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology (CADS) as well as the interdisciplinary Urban Studies programme in The Hague. He coordinates the d12n Research Cluster, chairs the CADS Programme Committee, and serves on the Ethics Review Committee in Social Sciences.

More information about John Boy

Short CV

John Boy 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 is about social media platforms in the context of urban life, and on the practices of those who imagine, build and maintain alternative digital infrastructures. His areas of expertise include urban studies, digital sociology, social and cultural theory, and the sociology of religion.

John Boy also has a personal website.

Assistant professor

  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Culturele Antropologie/ Ontw. Sociologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 3A57



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