Find out who's who at the III


Mike Savage

Professor Mike Savage
Martin White Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology
Contact: 020 7955 7356,
Office: Pankhurst House (PAN), 8.01H



Centennial Professor


Professor Sudhir Anand
Centennnial Professor
International Inequalities Institute
Office: Pankhurst House (PAN), 8.01



Research Director

David Soskice 2

Professor David Soskice
School Professor of Political Science and Economics
Department of Government
Office: Pankhurst House (PAN) , 8.01I


Director, MSc Inequalities and Social Science

Sam Friedman

Dr Sam Friedman
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
Office: STC S216



Research Staff

Mark Fransham

Mark Fransham                                                                                  Researcher                                                                                Contact: 020 7106 1107,                              Office: Pankhurst House (PAN), 8.01J

Luna Glucksberg

Dr Luna Glucksberg
Contact: 020 7955 4932,
Office: Pankhurst House (PAN), 8.01J


Katharina Hecht 1

Katharina Hecht                                                                                            Research Officer                                                                          Contact:                                         Office: Pankhurst House (PAN), 8.01J


Jonathan Mijs

Dr Jonathan Mijs
Assistant Professorial Research Fellow
Contact: 020 7955 1137,
Office: Pankhurst House (PAN), 8.01I


Picture of Frieder Mitsch

 Frieder Mitsch                                                                                    Research Assistant and III Doctoral Programme                               Contact: 

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Professor Kirsten Sehnbruch                                                                    Distinguished Policy Fellow                                                                        Office: Pankhurst House (PAN), 8.01F



Susanne Wessendorf

Dr Susanne Wessendorf                                                                 Assistant Professorial Research Fellow                                                Contact: 020 7955 1137,                          Office: Pankhurst House (PAN), 8.01I



Institute Manager

Liza ryan

Liza Ryan
Institute Manager
Contact: 020 7955 7308,



Visiting Professor

Andrew Miles

Professor Andrew Miles
Visiting Professor


Visiting Senior Fellows

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Naomi Eisenstadt
Office: Pankhurst House (PAN), 8.01B


Carey Oppenheim 
Office: Pankhurst House (PAN), 8.01B

Aaron Reeves 2

Dr Aaron Reeves                                                                                      Contact: 020 7955 6304,


Liz Sayce

Liz Sayce
Office: Pankhurst House (PAN), 8.01J 




Visiting Fellows

David Hope

Dr David Hope
Visiting Fellow
Contact: 020 7955 1107, 

Tom Kemeny

Dr Tom Kemeny
Visiting Fellow
Office: Pankhurst House (PAN), 8.01J


Erica Lagalisse 2

Dr Erica Lagalisse
Visiting Fellow



Dr Paul Segal
Visting Fellow
Office: Pankhurst House (PAN), 8.01D


Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme

Beverley Skeggs (3)

Professor Beverley Skeggs
Academic Director, AFSEE programme
AFSEE programme
Office: Pankhurst House (PAN), 8.01



Rana Zincir Celal
Executive Director, AFSEE programme
Contact: 020 7106 1138,


Ebru Ilhan (2)

Ebru Ilhan
Programme Manager, AFSEE programme
Contact: 020 7849 4982,


Verity Treadwell (1)

Verity Treadwell
Programme Associate, AFSEE programme
Contact: 020 7106 1136, 


Katie Boulton (3)

Katie Boulton
Programme Manager, AFSEE programme
Contact: 020 7849 4612,



Karen Shook
Communications Officer, AFSEE programme
Contact: 020 7106 1109,


Management Committee

Laura Bear

Professor Laura Bear 
Department of Anthropology
More info: Staff page
Contact:, 020 7955 7409


Nick Couldry

Professor Nick Couldry
Professor of Media, Communications and Social Theory
Department of Media and Communications
More info: LSE Experts page
Contact:, 020 7955 6243

Frank Cowell

Professor Frank Cowell
Professor of Economics
Department of Economics, CASE, STICERD
More info: LSE Experts page
Contact:, 020 7955 7277


John Hills

Professor John Hills
Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy                                  Department of Social Policy


Professor Gareth Jones
Professor of Urban Geography
Department of Geography and Environment
More info: LSE Experts page
Contact:, 020 7955 7610

Insa Koch

Dr Insa Koch
Assistant Professor in Law and Anthropology
Department of Law
More info: Department Staff page
Contact:, 020 7849 4992


Nicola Lacey

Professor Nicola Lacey
School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy
Department of Law
More info: Staff page
Contact:, 020 3486 2966


Diane Perrons

Professor Diane Perrons
See above


Alpa Shah 2

Dr Alpa Shah
Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology
More info: LSE Anthropology Staff page
Contact:, 020 7955 7488


Aaron Reeves 2

Dr Aaron Reeves
See above


Mike Savage

Professor Mike Savage
See above


David Soskice 2

Professor David Soskice
See above


Advisory Board


Nicola Brewer

Dame Nicola Brewer is Vice-Provost (International) at UCL, responsible for UCL’s Global Engagement Strategy: London’s Global University working with partners to achieve fair solutions to global challenges. Before joining UCL in May 2014, Nicola was a senior diplomat at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Nicola became the first Chief Executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in March 2007, a role she held until May 2009.

Wendy Carlin

Professor Wendy Carlin is Professor of Economics at University College London (UCL) and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Her research focuses on macroeconomics, institutions and economic performance, and the economics of transition. She is a member of the Expert Advisory Panel of the UK's Office for Budget Responsibility. 

Aditiya Chakrabortty

Aditya Chakrabortty is senior economics commentator for The Guardian. An alumnus of St Hugh’s College, Oxford, he was previously a senior producer for Newsnight and the Ten O’Clock News, and an economics producer working with Evan Davis. He has also written for the Financial Times, The Telegraph, and The New Statesman. His work on the housing crisis in London with The Guardian team was shortlisted in the ‘Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils’ category for The Orwell Prize 2015.

Dame Linda

The Hon. Dame Linda Dobbs Following a successful career at the Bar, in October 2004, Dame Linda became the first non-white high court judge in the UK. At the Bar she was a member of, and chaired, a number of different committees, including the Race Relations, Equal Opportunities, Professional Conduct and Professional Standard Committees. In 2003 she became the Chairman of the Criminal Bar Association where she formed an equality and diversity sub-committee.

James Holston

James Holston is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also founding co-director of the Social Apps Lab and co-director of Global Metropolitan Studies.  He is a political anthropologist whose work focuses on the worldwide insurgence of democratic citizenships, especially urban citizenship and right-to-the-city movements.

Brian Nolan

Professor Brian Nolan is Director of INET’s Employment, Equity and Growth Programme and Professor of Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford. He was previously Principal of the College of Human Sciences and Professor of Public Policy at University College Dublin. His main areas of research are income inequality, poverty, and the economics of social policy.

Stephan chambers

Stephan Chambers took up the post of inaugural director of the Marshall Institute at LSE in May 2016. The Marshall Institute is committed to increasing the impact of private contributions to public benefit through teaching, research, and convening. He was the co-founder of the Skoll World Forum and chair of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Director of International Strategy at Oxford’s Saїd Business School, and Senior Research Fellow at Lincoln College Oxford.

Stephen Machin

Professor Stephen Machin is Research Director, Centre for Economic Performance; Professor of Economics, University College London.


Linda Mulcahy

Professor Linda Mulcahy joined the Law Department at LSE in 2010. Having gained qualifications in law, sociology and the history of art and architecture, Linda’s work has a strong interdisciplinary flavour. Her research focuses on disputes and their resolution and she has studied the socio-legal dynamics of disputes in a number of contexts including the car distribution industry, NHS, divorce, public sector complaints systems and judicial review.


Associate members

Our associate members are people across the LSE who are carrying out research into inequality. This network of academics facilitates multi-disciplinary collaboration.

Dr Fabien Accominotti
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology.
Research interests:  social status; status-based approaches to the study of inequality; cultural hierarchy and elite formation in the United States; winner-take-all inequality; social processes of valuation.

Professor Tim Allen
Professor in Development Anthropology, and Head of Department, Department of International Development.
Research interests: complex emergencies; development aid and agencies; ethics of aid; ethnic conflict; forced migration; justice and security in fragile and conflict-affected regions; local conceptions of health and healing; neglected tropical diseases; role of the media in fragile and conflict-affected regions; the International Criminal Court.                                  

Dr Pawel Bukowski                                                                                                       Research officer - Labour Markets                                                                                   Pawel Bukowski is a research economist in the Center for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science. He holds a PhD degree in Economics from Central European University in Budapest.                         

Dr Tania Burchardt
Associate Professor, Department of Social Policy and Deputy Director, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion.
Research interests: inequality and poverty, disadvantage and elites, the capability approach, time use, disability, social care, social policy.

Professor Catherine Boone
LSE Departments of Government and International Development.
Research Interests: the political economy of late development, especially of spatial and land inequalities in African and other developing countries.

Professor Catherine Campbell
Professor of Social Psychology and Head of Department.
Research interests: Social inequalities, global public health, international development, social change, human rights, gender.

Dr Joan Costa-Font
Associate Professor (Reader) of Political Economy, Department of Social Policy.
Research interests: the origins of ‘health disadvantage’, behavioural motivations, health and social care systems accountability.

Dr Sonia Exley 
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Policy.
Research interests: policy networks, policy sociology, pupil segregation between schools, school choice, social deprivation, the changing role of the state in public services, the politics of policy making.

Dr Dena Freeman
Department of Anthropology.
Research interests: globalization, development and inequality, religion and socio-economic change, NGOs and social movements for global justice, democracy and global democracy.

Dr Sam Friedman
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology.
Research interests: social class, the ‘class’ pay gap, experience of social mobility, elites, cultural capital. 

Professor Miriam Glucksmann
Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Essex University and Visiting Professor in Sociology, LSE.
Research interests: divisions of labour; intersecting inequalities; restructuring of work and employment, including between paid and unpaid work; gendered work; the work of consumers.

Professor Ian Gough
FAcSS FRSA Visiting Professor, CASE.
Research interests: Climate change; inequality and social policy.

Dr Lloyd Gruber                                                                                                                          Assistant Professor in Political Economy of Development, Department of International Development                                                                                        Research interests: The Politics of Inequality; Education Reform in Developing Countries; International and Comparative Political Economy; Globalization and Global Governance; The Mechanics of Public Policy Analysis & Program Evaluation

Dr Ellen J. Helsper
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Media and Communications Department.
Research interests: Social and digital inequalities, new forms of inequality, and representations of inequality.

Dr Jonathan Hopkin
Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, Department of Government.
Research interests: Political Parties and Elections; Redistribution and Inequality; Corruption; Decentralisation; Euro crisis; Politics of Britain, Italy and Spain.

Dr Armine Ishkanian
Associate Professor, Department of Social Policy.
Research interests: civil society and social transformation, NGOs and social movements against inequality and austerity, gender inequality and violence against women.

Professor Deborah James 
Department of Anthropology.
Research interests: ethnography of advice; aspiration and indebtedness; civil society, citizenship and the state; economic anthropology; ethnomusicology; land reform and property regimes; migration and ethnicity; South Africa; the UK. 

Professor Nicola Lacey
School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy, Department of Law.
Research interests: criminal law; criminal justice; comparative and historical scholarship; legal and social theory; feminist analysis of law.

Dr Neil Lee
Director, MSc Local Economic Development.
Research interests: Poverty, inequality and economic change in cities and regions

Professor Grace Lordon                                                                                            Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science                Research interests: discrimination; gender; ethnicity; health inequalities; labour market inequalities.

Dr Patrick McGovern
LSE Department of Sociology.
Research interests: economic sociology, especially the sociology of work and labour markets, and international migration.

Dr Abigail McKnight

Associate Professorial Research Fellow, CASE.
Research interests: income inequality, earnings inequality, mobility, labour market disadvantage, low pay, social mobility, household wealth and debt.

Dr Joana Naritomi
Assistant Professor, Department of International Development Research Associate at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and International Growth Centre, and CESifo Public Sector Economics Affiliate
Research interests: state capacity in developing countries, taxation, social insurance, crime 

Dr Berkay Ozcan                                                                                                        Associate Professor of Social Policy.                                                                            Research interests: family demography; gender; fertility; labour market; inequality; quantitative methods;entrepreneurship    

Professor Anne Phillips
Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science.
Research interests: Inequality from a political theory perspective, with a special focus on gender inequalities.

Lucinda Platt                                                                                                                      Professor of Social Policy and Sociology, Department of Social Policy                Research interests: Inequality, migration, ethnicity, gender, disability, social mobility, and identity.

Dr Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington                                                                               Assistant Professor of Social Psychology, Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science                                                                                                      Research interests: Psychology of Poverty, Egalitarianism, Inequality Perceptions, Socioeconomic Status, Decision-making, Political Psychology

Dr Waltraud Schelkle
Associate Professor of Political Economy at the European Institute.
Research interests: Macroeconomic stability and inequality, financial markets in welfare states.

Dr Hyun Bang Shin
Associate Professor of Geography and Urban Studies.
Research interests: Speculative urbanisation, the politics of gentrification and displacement, homeownership and asset inequalities.

Professor Fiona Steele
Professor in Statistics
Research interests: multilevel modelling and longitudinal data analysis, with applications in demography.

Professor Michael Storper
Associate Professor of Economic Geography, Department of Geography and Environment.
Research interests: cities and regions, economic development, economic geography, globalisation, technological change.


Dr Andrew Summers
Assistant Professor
Department of Law.
Research interests: tax law and policy; taxation of wealth; tax avoidance; political theories of inequality.

Dr Chana Teeger
Assistant Professor
Department of Methodology.
Research interests: inequality, race, education, transitional justice, collective memory, elites, South Africa.

Dr Milena Tsvetkova
Assistant Professor, Department of Methodology.
Research interests: inequality as an emergent phenomenon; inequality in social groups; cumulative advantage; experimental methods; computational methods; network analysis.

Dr Polly Vizard
Associate Professorial Research Fellow, Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Research interests: inequality and poverty, the capability approach, rights-based approaches, social and public policy.

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