Welcome. I am a Lecturer in Social Science and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Social Science, University College London. I am also an Associate Member of Nuffield College at the University of Oxford. 

Prior to joining UCL, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Nuffield College, University Oxford. I also obtained my PhD in Sociology from the University of Oxfrod, after having been trained as an economist at Tilburg University. 

My research interests include civic engagement, inter-ethnic relations, social networks, economic hardship, political attitudes, school choice, and residential segregation. I also have a keen interest in quantitative research methods. My research has been published in journals such as the American Sociological ReviewSocial Forces and Socio-Economic Review, and together together with Nan Dirk de Graaf I have written a multidisciplinary social science textbook titled "Societal Problems as Public Bads". See the Research and Book sections of this website for more details on my work. 

I currently hold a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship for a project titled "Moving for the Kids: Residential Choices, School Choices, and Ethnic and Socioeconomic Segregation"

Feel free to contact me via email: d.wiertz(at)ucl.ac.uk.