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Curriculum Vitae for Asta Breinholt

Work telephone: +1 734 773 6445

E-mail: lunda@umich.edu

Web page: astabreinholt.dk

 


Research Area 


Social inequality, sociology of education, family sociology, and sociogenomics.

 


Education


2018

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Copenhagen

2014

M.Sc., Sociology, University of Copenhagen.

2011 

B.Sc., Sociology, University of Copenhagen

2010

Exchange student at Hong Kong University (1 semester)

 


Employment


September 2020

Assistant Professor in Social Studies, Roskilde University, Department of Social Sciences and Business

2018 – 2020

DFF-International Postdoc funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, visiting Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan.

2017 – 2018

Research Associate, The Panel Study of Income Dynamics, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

2014 – 2017

Ph.D. Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen

2013 – 2014

Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen

2012 – 2013

Research Assistant, SFI-Campbell, The Danish National Centre Social Research

2011 – 2012  

Junior Consultant & Trainee, Epinion

2010 – 2010

Research Assistant, Centre for Mobility Research, Aalborg University

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Research Stays Abroad


2018 – 2020

Visiting Scholar, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, invited by Paula Fomby

2015 – 2016

Visiting Scholar, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, invited by Fabian Pfeffer

 


Research Grants


2018

Genetic Inheritance, Parental Behaviors, and Inequality in Education. Grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark (DFF-International Postdoc). PI: Asta Breinholt. DKK 1,556,504 (USD 250.000)

2014

Ph.D.-project funded by full research grant from European Research Council within the project Understanding Intergenerational Transmission (UNITRAN), PI: Mads Meier Jæger

 


 Travel and Course Grants

2018

Research Committee on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28) of the International      Sociological Association Student Travel Award. USD 750.

2017

The Russel Sage Foundation Summer Institute for Social-Science Genomics

The European Consortium for Sociological Research’s Spring School, Intergenerational Transmission of Socio-Economic Status and Inequality: Patterns and Mechanisms

2015

The Augustinus Foundation Travel Scholarship. DKK 25,000 (USD 3,800)

The Oticon Foundation Travel Scholarship. DKK 22,000 (USD 3,350)

2014

Student fee waiver to the Conference of the Nordic Sociological Association Conference of the Nordic Sociological Association, Lund University

 


Publications


Breinholt, Asta, and Anders Holm. Forthcoming. “Heterogeneous Effects of Less Educated Mothers’ Further Education during Early Childhood on Children’s Educational Performance in Adolescence” Accepted for publication in Research on Social Stratification and Mobility.

Breinholt, Asta, and Mads Meier Jæger. 2020. “How does cultural capital affect educational performance: Signals or skills?” British Journal of Sociology 71:28–46.


Book Chapters


Breinholt, Asta. 2020. “Udsatte familier: Hvad tæller for børns fremtidsudsigter?” [“Disadvantage Families: What Affects Children’s Future?” in Anette Faye Jacobsen & Anne-Dorthe Hestbæk (editors). Børns rettigheder. Udfordringer og Professionskrav [Children’s Rights. Challenges and Professional Requirements]. Akademisk Forlag.

Wahler, Susan, Sandra Buchholz, and Asta Breinholt. 2017. „Childcare arrangements at preschool age and later child outcomes in Denmark: The role of maternal education and type of care” (2017, forthcoming). In Blossfeld, H.-P., Kulic, N., Skopek, J., and Triventi, M. (Eds.), Childcare, Early Education and Social Inequality: An international perspective. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Hjorth-Trolle, Anders, and Asta Breinholt. 2017. “Forældreinvesteringer og social ulighed” [“Parental Investments and Social Inequality”] in Ploug, Niels, (ed.) Social arv og social ulighed [Social Inheritance and Social Inequality](2nd edition). ISBN 978-87-412-6539-1. København: Hans Reitzel.

 


Ph.D. Dissertation


Breinholt, Asta. 2018. The Role of Parenting in the Intergenerational Transmission of Education. Ph.D. Thesis. ISBN 978-87-7209-127-3. Copenhagen: University of Copenhagen.

 


Manuscripts in Progress


Breinholt, Asta, and Dalton Conley. “Child-Driven Parenting: Differential Investment by Offspring Genotype.”

 


Manuscripts in Preparation


Breinholt, Asta. “Does Education Homogenize Parenting?”

Breinholt, Asta, and Paula Fomby. “Affording the Luxury of Negotiation: Primary Caregivers’ Rule Setting for Adolescents”

 


Conference Presentations   fforthcoming   pposter presentation   rrefereed roundtable


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Integrating Genetics and the Social Science Conference.

European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR), Annual Conference, Lausanne.

Research Committee on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28) of the International Sociological Association Summer Conference, Princeton.

Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting, Austin.

Research Committee on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28) of the International Sociological Association Spring Conference, Frankfurt.

2018

American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia

Research Committee on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28) of the International Sociological Association Spring Conference 2018, Seoul

Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting 2018, Denver

2017

Research Committee on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28) of the International Sociological Association Summer Conference 2017, Columbia University

Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting 2017, Chicagop

2016

Research Committee on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28) of the International Sociological Association Summer Conference 2016, University of Bern

American Sociological Association (ASA) Annual Meeting 2016, Seattler

Research Committee on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28) of the International Sociological Association Spring Conference 2016, University of Singapore

Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting 2016, Washington DCp

2015

Research Committee on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28) of the International Sociological Association Summer Conference 2015, University of Pennsylvania

Research Committee on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28) of the International Sociological Association Spring Conference 2015, Tilburg University

2014

Conference of Center for Stratification Research, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen

Conference of the Nordic Sociological Association, Lund University

 


Other Presentations


2018

Population, Neurodevelopment, and Genetics Seminar Series, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

2016

Panel Study of Income Dynamics Seminar Series, Institute for Social Research, University of Copenhagen

 


Teaching


2018

Genes and the Social Environment (bachelor and master students), Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen

2017

Causal Inference, the Danish Sociological Association

2011

Quantitative Methods (bachelor students) (Teaching Assistant), Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen

 


Lab Affiliations


The Princeton Biosociology Lab led by Dalton Conley

The Inequality Lab led by Fabian Pfeffer

 


Professional Activities and Memberships


Professional Appointments

Committee member, Danish Sociological Association (2014 – 2017)

Member of the Social Media Committee of the ASA section Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility (2019)

 

Reviewing

American Journal of Sociology

European Sociological Review

Research in Social Stratification and Mobility

 

Memberships

Danish Sociological Association

American Sociological Association

Research Committee on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28) of the International Sociological Association

Population Association of America

 


Data Set Experience


The Danish Administrative Data

The National Survey of Youth 1979 – Children and Young Adults

The Panel Study of Income Dynamics – Child Development Supplement 1997, 2002, 2007, & 2014

The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study – Kindergarten Cohort 1998 & 2011

The Danish Longitudinal Survey of Children

Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children

Fragile Families and Child-Wellbeing Study