Tobias H. Stark is assistant professor at the Department of Interdisciplinary Social Science at Utrecht University and a researcher at the European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER). His research focuses on the intersection of racial/ethnic prejudice and intergroup relations in social networks.
He studies how prejudices develop within social networks, how prejudices spread through existing social networks, and how prejudices might affect changes in the structure of social networks. Dr. Stark is involved in the development of intervention programs for (primary) schools that use insights from his research to reduce prejudice and improve interethnic relations. He also developed new methods to collect social network data. His work is funded by the European Research Council and the Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research. Dr. Stark has published in high-impact outlets such as Sociological Methods & Research, Social Networks, Social Psychology Quarterly, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, and Sociology of Education.