Fields of interest: Social Inequality and Stratification, Education, Gender, Migration, Discrimination, Quantitative Methods of Data Analysis
I am a post-doctoral researcher at University of Konstanz, Germany. Until recently, I was a PhD researcher in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute, Florence and a Fulbright scholar at Yale University. I hold a Master degree in Sociology from University of Oxford and a Bachelor degree in Sociology from Goldsmiths, University of London.
In my doctoral project, I investigated the mechanisms behind the effect of social origins on graduates’ labour market outcomes. With the expansion of education, more individuals from different social backgrounds benefit from higher education, but this is not translated into equalising individuals’ chances on the labour market. In my doctoral project, I reversed the question regarding inequality by not asking why individuals from lower classes cannot make it, but rather asking why individuals from upper class make it. In trying to understand how inequality is reproduced among university graduates, I investigated possible mechanisms that explain the intergenerational transmission of inequality such as quality differences in higher education, elite higher education institutions, differences in the propensity to migrate, end employer’s discrimination on social class.