Research & Publications

Does Unemployment Lead to Isolation? The Consequences of Unemployment For Social Networks.

Rozer, J.J., Hofstra, B., Brashears, M., & Volker, B. (2020). Social Networks, 63, 100-111.

Beyond the Core: Who has Larger Extended Networks?

Hofstra, B., Corten, R., & Van Tubergen, F.A. (2020). Social Forces, Online First.

The Diversity-Innovation Paradox in Science.

Hofstra, B., Kulkarni, V., Munoz-Najar Galvez, S., He, B., Jurafsky, D., McFarland, D. (2020). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. (PDF arXiv version)

Toward Personal Network Curation and Societal Variation.

Bayer, J. & Hofstra, B. (2020). Nature Human Behaviour.

Predicting Ethnicity with First Names in Online Social Media Networks.

Hofstra, B. & De Schipper, N.C. (2018). Big Data & Society, 5(1), 1-14.

Oorzaken van Homogeniteit in Sociale Netwerken: Kansen voor Sociologisch Onderzoek met Digitale Voetsporen.

Hofstra, B. (2017). Mens en Maatschappij, 92(3), 317-319.

Soort Zoekt Soort op Facebook?

Hofstra, B. (2017). Demos, 33(9), 1-4.

Online Social Networks: Essays on Membership, Privacy, and Structure.

Hofstra, B. (2017). ICS dissertation series, Utrecht.

Sources of Segregation in Social Networks: A Novel Approach Using Facebook.

Hofstra, B., Corten, R. & Tubergen, F.A. van. & Ellison, N.B. (2017). American Sociological Review, 82(3), 625-656.

Understanding the Privacy Behavior of Adolescents on Facebook: The Role of Peers, Popularity and Trust

Hofstra, B., Corten, R. & Tubergen, F.A. van. (2016). Computers in Human Behavior, 60, 611-621.

Who was First on Facebook? Determinants of Early Adoption Among Adolescents

Hofstra, B., Corten, R. & Tubergen, F.A. van. (2016). New Media & Society, 18(1), 2340-2358.

 Learning in Social Networks: Selecting Profitable Choices Among Alternatives of Uncertain Profitability in Various Networks 

Hofstra, B., Corten, R. & Buskens, V. (2015). Social Networks, 43, 100-112.

De Werking van Sociaal Kapitaal in het Statusverwervingsproces in Nederland. 

Quite*, W., Hofstra*, B., Knigge, A. & Schipper, de N. (2013). Mens en Maatschappij, 88(4), 400-425.

(* shared first authorship)


Diversifying Intellectual Reproduction.

Hofstra, B., McFarland, D., Smith, S., & Jurgens, D. (2019). Revise and Resubmit.

Scholar-Idea Migrations in Academe

Hofstra, B., McFarland, D., Smith, S., & Jurgens, D. (2019). Draft available.

Segregation in Online Social Networks and Ethnic Prejudice.

Hofstra, B. (2019). Draft available.

In-group Research Preferences and Market Dynamics.

Kim, L., Hofstra, B., McFarland D. (2019). Draft available.

Abstraction and Gender Bias in Dissertation Writing (1980-2010).

Munoz-Najar Galvez, S, Hofstra, B., McFarland D. (2019). In progress.

Effects of Comments and Replies in Science.

McMahan, P., Hofstra, B., McFarland, D. (2019). In progress.

Curriculum Vitae


Bas Hofstra

Radboud University

Department of Sociology


Montessorilaan 36525 HR Nijmegen

E-mail: bas.hofstra [at]