Mariola Gremmen a graduate student at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Broadly my interests are youth and adolescence, academic achievement, academic motivation, social relationships and networks, peer status, prosocial behaviors, antisocial and risk-taking behaviors, and bullying and victimization. I was a visiting scholar in the Adolescent Transitions Lab during the Fall of 2016 (September and October). I worked on a paper concerning adolescents’ same-behavior and cross-behavior friendship selection and influence processes with regard to their academic achievement and risk behaviors (i.e., delinquency and alcohol use).
Ashwin Rambaran is a postdoctoral research fellow at Interdisciplinary Social Science (ISS) and European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (Ercomer), Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and School of Education (SoE) and Combined Program in Education and Psychology (CPEP) at the University of Michigan, USA. He received a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Groningen and the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) in the Netherlands on the topic of school bullying. His work concentrates on the interplay between individual development and peer networks and applies social network methods to understand this. He was awarded a Marie Skludowska-Curie Grant (H2020) aimed to understand intergroup contact and social and academic development in university learning communities. This project is a collaboration between the University of Michigan and Utrecht University. From 2023 onwards, he will be joining the Sociology Department at Radboud University in the Netherlands as a faculty member. His research appears in Child Development, Social Networks, and Journal of Educational Psychology.