I am lecturer at the Tilburg University, department of sociology. I teach on sociology, social theory gender, work-life issues, and welfare states. My main research is cross-national research regarding work–family arrangements in organizations in different welfare state regimes. I co-edited of a number of books: Flexible Working, Organizational Change and the Integration of Work and Personal life (Edward Elgar, 2005), and Diversity, Standardization and Social Transformation. Gender, Ethnicity and Equality in Europe (Ashgate, 2011). I co-wrote with Joanne van der Leun and John Macionis a Dutch introduction to sociology (Pearson, 2010; 2014; new edition 2018). Currently, my research interests include the well-being of employees, the work–life balance and role of managers, boundary management in relation to work-life issues, social theory, and music.