Lotte van der Pol
Lotte obtained her PhD with her research in the ERC-funded project ‘Boys will be boys?, in which she studied family emotion socialization in early childhood. Lotte’s research focuses on the role of gender norms in child rearing from early childhood to late adolescence. Currently, Lotte is a postdoctoral researcher in the FWOS-funded project ‘Tomboys and pansies’ and the ERC-funded research project ‘Girls in science’. Both studies focus on child rearing, at home and in school, in relation to the development of gendered attitudes in children.
• Postdoctoral researcher, Societal Challenges Lab, Leiden University College, Leiden University (2019-present)
• Assistant professor, research cluster parenting, childcare, and development, Education and Child Studies, Leiden university (2017-2019)
• Teacher and postdoctoral researcher, Centre for child and family studies, Leiden University (2015-2016)
• PhD candidate Social Sciences, Centre for child and family studies, Leiden University. Doctoral thesis: Focus on Feelings: Parental emotion socialization in early childhood. Supervised by Prof. dr. J. Mesman and Prof. dr. M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg (2015)
• Research assistant, Centre for Child and Family Studies, Leiden University. Supervised by Prof. dr. J. Mesman and Prof. dr. M.J. Bakermans-Kranenburg.
• MSc: Master Child and Family Studies, cum laude, Universiteit Leiden.
• Premaster program: Premaster Education and Child Studies, Universiteit Leiden.
Lotte’s research currently focuses on the role of (implicit) gender norms in family interactions, the school context, and child development from early childhood to late adolescence.
Current research projects
• Family and school factors that predict gendered educational pathways, i.e., boys choosing science subjects and girls choosing alpha/gamma profiles (PhD candidates: A. Kroes, A. Jehle, S. van Esveld, T. van den Rozenberg, L. Doornkamp)
• The link between gender socialization in early childhood and religion as well as ethnic background of the family (PhD candidate: E. de Vries)
• Sibling interactions during the early years: conflict and prosocial behavior
• Education innovation grant (co-applicant) to improve the course ‘Opvoedingsvoorlichting, preventie en interventie’ (education in child rearing), Grassroots Fund, Leiden University - 2017
• Research grant for studying the link between religion, ethnic background, and gender socialization in early childhood, Fund for Scientific Research of Sexuality (FWOS) - 2016
• Research grant for studying the the link between religion, ethnic background, and gender socialization in early childhood, Catharina Halkes Fonds - 2016
• Education innovation grant to improve the practical course ‘Gesprekstechnieken’ (communication skills), Grassroots Fund, Leiden University - 2016
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