Yassine Khoudja, Ph.D. 

Postdoctoral Researcher

Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
Faculty of Social Science
Sociology Institute
Chair of Sociology specializing in quantitative analyzes of social change
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60629 Frankfurt am Main

Room: 3.G 092

E-Mail: khoudja@soz.uni-frankfurt.de
Phone: +49 (0)69/798-36614  


Yassine Khoudja is a postdoctoral associate at the Institute of Sociology of the Goethe-University (GU) Frankfurt am Main.

Yassine studied sociology at the University of Göttingen, the University of California, San Diego, and Utrecht University. From 2013 until 2017, he conducted his PhD-research at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) and the European Research Center of Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER) at Utrecht University. After completing his dissertation, he has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at ERCOMER before joining the Institute of Sociology at the GU. He has supervised numerous undergraduate theses and taught courses on empirical social research, the exclusion of ethnic minorities, immigrant integration processes, cultural diversity, gender inequalities in families and in the labor market, and educational inequalities.

Yassine is broadly interested in social processes at the intersection of social categories and the interrelation between social, economic, and cultural transformations. He has investigated economic and cultural integration processes of immigrants and their children and the influence of gender ideology on women's labor market behavior across ethnic groups. More recently, he has become interested in political polarization and fragmentation trends in Europe and multidimensional perspectives on the changing social structure. He has published amongst others in European Sociological Review, Journal of Marriage and Family, Social Science Research, and International Migration Review.

Current research projects

Yassine is currently involved in two research projects: The project “Does Europe grow together? Convergence and divergence of political attitudes in Europe" (lead with Prof. Dr. Daniela Grunow) (January 2021-December 2023) funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), focuses on the structure of public opinion in Europe investigating from different analytical perspectives how attitudes on key political issues intersect in different European countries and how this has changed over the last decades.

The DFG-funded project "RISS 1 CoRE: Conceptualizing Reconfiguration for Empirical Research" (lead with Prof. Dr. Daniela Grunow and Prof. Dr. Richard Traunmüller) is part of the DFG research group "FOR5173 Reconfiguration and Internalization of Social Structure". Using a multidimensional perspective, the project examines how the social structure in Germany has changed since the 1980s and how these changes have been internalized by individuals.


Publications in peer-reviewed journals:

Khoudja, Y. (2022), Religious trajectories of immigrants in the first years after migration. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. DOI: 10.1111/jssr.12793. Online version
Replication code: https://osf.io/9sd73/

Khoudja Y and Fleischmann F (2018) Gender Ideology and Women’s Labor Market Transitions Within Couples in the Netherlands. Journal of Marriage and Family 80(5): 1087–1106. DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12510. Online version

Khoudja Y and Platt L (2018) Labour market entries and exits of women from different origin countries in the UK. Social Science Research 69: 1–18. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2017.10.003. Online version

Khoudja Y (2018) Employment and Education – Occupation Mismatches of Immigrants and their Children in the Netherlands: Comparisons with the Native Majority group. Social Inclusion 6(3): 119–141. DOI: 10.17645/si.v6i3.1452. Online version

Khoudja Y and Fleischmann F (2017) Labor Force Participation of Immigrant Women in the Netherlands: Do Traditional Partners Hold Them Back? International Migration Review 51(2): 506–541. DOI: 10.1111/imre.12228. Online version

Khoudja Y and Fleischmann F (2015) Ethnic Differences in Female Labour Force Participation in the Netherlands: Adding Gender Role Attitudes and Religiosity to the Explanation. European Sociological Review 31(1): 91–102. DOI: 10.1093/esr/jcu084. Online version

Verkuyten M, Maliepaard M, Martinovic B, and Khoudja, Y (2014) Political Tolerance among Muslim Minorities in Western Europe: The Role of Denomination and Religious and Host National Identification. Politics and Religion 7(02): 265–286. DOI: 10.1017/S1755048314000212. Online version

Diehl C, Andorfer VA, Khoudja Y, and Krause, K (2013) Not In My Kitchen? Ethnic Discrimination and Discrimination Intentions in Shared Housing among University Students in Germany. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 39(10): 1679–1697. Online version

Doctoral thesis:

Khoudja, Y. (2018). Women's Labor Market Participation Across Ethnic Groups - The Role of Household Conditions, Gender Role Attitudes, and Religiosity in Different National Contexts. ICS Dissertations Series, 252

Photo: Yassine Khoudja