Dr Luna Glucksberg

Dr Luna Glucksberg


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Luna Glucksberg is an urban anthropologist looking at socio-economic stratification in contemporary British society. Her current work focuses on the reproduction of wealth amongst elites in the UK, considering the roles of two key and so far under-researched actors: family offices and women.

Luna’s work attempts to understand how wealth is passed down the generations: the relationships and tensions between family values and financial viability, and issues around inheritance. She looks at the roles of the wealth sector, asset managers, private banks and fund managers but also at the family offices that specifically look after family dynamics as well as financial affairs. Within this context the role of elite women – highly educated, competent and driven – in producing and reproducing their families is a key concern in her work.

Prior to joining the LSE III, Luna gained her degree from UCL and PhD from Goldsmiths, University of London. She then joined the Centre for Urban and Community Research (CUCR) as a Research Associate at Goldsmiths, where she maintains a Fellowship. She sits on the Advisory Board for Transparency International (TI) UK and has contributed to both blogs and national newspaper articles on issues related to the elites.


Luna Glucksberg, "The Blue Bit, that Was My Bedroom": Rubble, Displacement and Regeneration in Inner-City London. In book: Social Housing and Urban Renewal: A Cross-National Perspective, 2017 by P Watt, P Smets

Luna Glucksberg and Roger Burrows, Family Offices and the Contemporary Infrastructures of Dynastic WealthSociologica 2017

Rowland Atkinson, Roger Burrows, Luna Glucksberg, Hang Kei Ho, Caroline Knowles, David Rhodes, Minimum City? The Deeper Impacts of the "Super-Rich" on Urban Life. In book: Cities and the Super-Rich, 2017 by R Forrest, S Y Koh, B Wissink

Mara Ferreri and Luna Glucksberg, Fighting Gentrification in the Neoliberal University: Displacing Communities, Researchers and the Very Possibility of Radical CritiqueSociological Research Online 21 (3) 2016