IOANA POP, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Sociology department, Tilburg University. She has extensive experience with quantitative methods of analysis, applied to both cross-sectional and longitudinal data. She has written a PhD thesis examining the relationship between income inequality and health and wellbeing. Later, she has conducted research on neighborhood’s effects on health and wellbeing, life-course effects of adversity and stress on health, effects of atypical employment on wellbeing, as well as cross-country analysis on the effects of corruption or detraditionalization on mental illness. Her current line of research inquires in the role that meaning and authenticity have for wellbeing of individuals.