Dr S. Glas (Saskia)
Assistant professor - Radboud Social Cultural Research
Assistant professor - Sociology
Saskia Glas is Assistant Professor Sociology. Her research mainly focuses on the cultural integration of non-European migrants in Western European countries. She tackles questions as whether migrants identify with their host societies and whether migrants support gender equality and democracy. In explaining these attitudes, Saskia particularly focuses on the roles of religiosity, acculturation over time and mutual exclusions.
Saskia is also interested, among other things, in methodological survey research, the socio-political attitudes of majorities, anti-feminist backlashes, political structures, and context-dependency. She conducted her PhD research on how Islamic religiosity shapes support for women's rights in the Arab Middle East and North Africa. Saskia has been awarded a NWO Talent Grant and a Marie Curie Grant and her studies have been published in prominent journals as Social Forces, European Sociological Review, Gender & Society, and International Migration Review.
- Glas, S. (2022). What gender values do Muslims resist? How religiosity and acculturation over time shape Muslims' public-sphere equality, family role divisions, and sexual liberalization values differently. Social Forces. Full text
- Glas, S. (2022). Exclusionary contexts frustrate cultural integration: Migrant acculturation into support for gender equality in the labor market in Western Europe. International Migration Review. Full text
- Glas, S. (2021). How Muslims' denomination shapes their integration: The effects of religious marginalization in origin countries on Muslim migrants' national identifications and support for gender equality. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 44(16), 83-105.
- Glas, S. & Alexander, A. (2020). Explaining support for Muslim feminism in the Arab Middle East and North Africa. Gender & Society, 34(3), 437-466.
- Glas, S., Spierings, N. & Scheepers, P. (2018). Re-understanding religion and support for gender equality in Arab countries. Gender & Society, 32(5), 686-712.
Research grants and prizes
- 2021 - Dutch Sociological Association (NSV) dissertation award 2021 More information
- 2020 - Marie Skludowska-Curie grant to research support for gender equality among minorities.
- 2020 - EJPG Best Article Award for "Support for feminism among highly religious Muslims in the Arab region".
- 2016 - NWO MaGW Talent Grant: "Where are the Muslim feminists? Explaining the reconciliation of Islamic beliefs with support for gender equality and sexual freedom among Arab Middle Eastern citizens". € 220,000; NWO 406-16-517
- 2017 - J. C. Baak Prize for her thesis entitled "America: Infiltrator or Scapegoat? Explaining political and cultural anti-Americanism in the MENA (2005 - 2013)" of the Research Master Social and Cultural Sciences, Radboud University.