Find out who's who at the III


John Hills

Professor John Hills
Professor of Social Policy, Department of Social Policy
Chair of Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
More info: CASE website
Contact: j.hills@lse.ac.uk,  020 7955 7419
Office: Tower 1, 8.01H

Mike Savage

Professor Mike Savage
Martin White Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology
Contact: M.A.Savage@lse.ac.uk, 020 7955 6578
Office: STC 210



Centennial Professor


Professor Sudhir Anand
Centennnial Professor
International Inequalities Institute
Office: Tower 1, 8.01



Director, MSc Inequalities and Social Science

Diane Perrons

Professor Diane Perrons
Professor of Economic Geography and Gender Studies and Director
Department of Gender Studies
Contact: d.perrons@lse.ac.uk 
Office: TW1 11.01G 



Research Director

David Soskice 2

Professor David Soskice
School Professor of Political Science and Economics
Department of Government
Contact: D.W.Soskice@lse.ac.uk
Office: Tower 1, 8.01I



Research Staff

Aaron Reeves 2

Dr Aaron Reeves
Associate Professorial Research Fellow in Poverty and Inequality
Contact: 020 7955 6304, a.reeves@lse.ac.uk
Office: Tower 1, 8.01F


Luna Glucksberg

Dr Luna Glucksberg
Contact: 020 7955 4932, l.glucksberg@lse.ac.uk
Office: Tower 1, 8.01J


Jonathan Mijs

Dr Jonathan Mijs
Assistant Professorial Research Fellow in Ethnicity, Race and Equity
Contact: 020 7955 1137, J.Mijs@lse.ac.uk
Office: Tower 1, 8.01I


Susanne Wessendorf

Dr Susanne Wessendorf
Assistant Professorial Research Fellow in Ethnicity, Race and Equity
Contact: 020 7955 1137, s.wessendorf@lse.ac.uk
Office: Tower 1, 8.01I



Institute Manager

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Liza Ryan
Institute Manager
Contact: 020 7955 7308, E.Ryan@lse.ac.uk



Institute Assistant

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Billie Elmqvist Thuren
Institute Assistant
Contact: 020 7106 1108, B.Elmqvist-Thuren1@lse.ac.uk


Visiting Fellows


Dr Paul Segal
Visting Fellow
Contact: paul.segal@kcl.ac.uk 
Office: Tower 1, 8.01D


Tom Kemeny

Dr Tom Kemeny
Visiting Fellow
Contact: t.kemeny@qmul.ac.uk
Office: Tower 1, 8.01J


David Hope

Dr David Hope
Visiting Fellow
Contact: 020 7955 1107, hope.david@kcl.ac.uk



Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme

Bev Skeggs

Professor Beverley Skeggs
Academic Director
AFSEE programme
Contact: B.Skeggs@lse.ac.uk
Office: Tower 1, 8.01



Rana Zincir Celal
Deputy Director of the AFSEE programme
Contact: 020 7106 1138, R.Zincir-Celal@lse.ac.uk


Clive Nwonka

Dr Clive Nwonka
Course Tutor, AFSEE programme
Contact: c.j.nwonka@lse.ac.uk


Ebru Ilham

Ebru Ilham
Global Network Officer, AFSEE programme


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Verity Treadwell
Programme and Events Associate, AFSEE programme
Contact: 020 7106 1136,  V.Treadwell@lse.ac.uk 



Neil Johnson
Knowledge Exchange and Impact (KEI) & Communications Officer, AFSEE programme
Contact: 020  7106 1109, N.Johnson2@lse.ac.uk



Katie Boulton
Programme Coordinator, AFSEE programme
Contact: k.boulton@lse.ac.uk



Management Committee

Laura Bear

Professor Laura Bear 
Department of Anthropology
More info: Staff page
Contact: l.bear@lse.ac.uk, 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: n.couldry@lse.ac.uk, 020 7955 6243

Frank Cowell

Professor Frank Cowell
Professor of Economics
Department of Economics, CASE, STICERD
More info: LSE Experts page
Contact: f.cowell@lse.ac.uk, 020 7955 7277


John Hills

Professor John Hills
See above



Professor Gareth Jones
Professor of Urban Geography
Department of Geography and Environment
More info: LSE Experts page
Contact: g.a.jones@lse.ac.uk, 020 7955 7610

Insa Koch

Dr Insa Koch
Assistant Professor in Law and Anthropology
Department of Law
More info: Department Staff page
Contact: I.L.Koch@lse.ac.uk, 020 7849 4992


Nicola Lacey

Professor Nicola Lacey
School Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy
Department of Law
More info: Staff page
Contact: N.M.Lacey@lse.ac.uk, 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: a.m.shah@lse.ac.uk, 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.

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.

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 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 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
Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), Department of Social Policy, LSE Health
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 Lisa Mckenzie
LSE Department of Sociology
Research interests: class, inequality, precariat, Bourdieu, ethnography

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 

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

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.

Dr Jamie Woodcock
LSE Fellow, Department of Management
Research interests: the labour process; sociology of work; digital labour; the gig economy; resistance; and videogames.

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