People

Find out who's who at the III

Director

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Professor Mike Savage
Director, Research Theme Convenor (Wealth, Elites and Tax Justice) and Martin White Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology
Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 7356 or +44 (0)20 7955 6578
Email: iii.director@lse.ac.uk
Office: STC.S210 (Department of Sociology) and CBG 4.03 (International Inequalities Institute)

 

Amartya Sen Professor of Inequality Studies and Director (designate)

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Professor Francisco H. G. Ferreira
Amartya Sen Professor of Inequality Studies and Director (designate) of LSE International Inequalities Institute

Email: F.D.Ferreira@lse.ac.uk
 

 

Centennial Professor

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Professor Sudhir Anand
Centennnial Professor
Phone:
+44 (0)20 7955 7711
Email:
S.Anand8@lse.ac.uk
Office: CBG 4.08


Research Director

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Professor David Soskice
Research Director and Research Theme Convenor (Cities, Jobs and the Knowledge Economy); School Professor of Political Science and Economics at the Department of Government
Phone: +44 (0)207 852 3637
EmailD.W.Soskice@lse.ac.uk
Office: CBG 4.08 (International Inequalities Institute) ; CBG 4.31 (Department of Government)


Director, MSc Inequalities and Social Science

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Dr Sam Friedman
Director of the MSc in Inequalities and Social Science and Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology
Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 6969
EmailS.E.Friedman@lse.ac.uk
Office: STC S216


Research Staff

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Dr Mark Fransham
Research Officer
Phone: +44 (0)20 7106 1107
Email: M.Fransham@lse.ac.uk
Office: CBG 4.09

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Dr Luna Glucksberg
Research Fellow
Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 4932
EmailL.Glucksberg@lse.ac.uk
Office: CBG 4.04

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Shalini Grover
Research Officer
Email: S.Grover4@lse.ac.uk


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Frieder Mitsch
Research Assistant and III Doctoral Programme Candidate
EmailF.Mitsch@lse.ac.uk
Office: CBG 4.31

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Dr Tahnee Ooms
Research Officer
EmailT.C.Ooms@lse.ac.uk
Office: CBG 4.10

 

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Joaquin Prieto
Research Officer
EmailJ.J.Prieto-Suarez@lse.ac.uk
Office: CBG 5.02

               

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Professor Kirsten Sehnbruch
British Academy Global Professor and a Distinguished Policy Fellow
EmailK.Sehnbruch@lse.ac.uk
Office: CBG 5.01

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Dr Nora Waitkus
Research Officer
EmailN.M.Waitkus@lse.ac.uk
Office: CBG 4.10

 

Susanne Wessendorf

Dr Susanne Wessendorf
Associate Professorial Research Fellow
Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 1137
EmailS.Wessendorf@lse.ac.uk
Office: CBG 4.04


Institute Manager

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Liza Ryan
Institute Manager
Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 7308
EmailE.Ryan@lse.ac.uk
Office: CBG 4.02


Executive Assistant

Meliz Ahmet

Meliz Ahmet
Executive Assistant
EmailM.Ahmet@lse.ac.uk
Phone: 020 7955 7356


Visiting Professor

Andrew Miles

Professor Andrew Miles
Visiting Professor


Visiting Professor In Practice

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Emma Chamberlain
Visiting Professor In Practice

 


Visiting Senior Fellows

Zamila Bunglawala

Zamila Bunglawala
JRF Practitioner Fellow

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Dr Modesto Gayo
Visiting Senior Fellow

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Dr Pablo González
Visiting Senior Fellow



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Dr María-Luisa Mendez
Visiting Senior Fellow
Email: mmendez@coes.cl

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Carey Oppenheim
JRF Practitioner Fellow
Phone: +44 (0)7411 903159
EmailC.Oppenheim@lse.ac.uk

Pedro Ramos Pinto

Dr Pedro Ramos Pinto
Visiting Senior Fellow
Phone: +44 (0)1223746619
Emailpr211@cam.ac.uk

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Dr Aaron Reeves
Visiting Senior Fellow
Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 6304
EmailA.Reeves@lse.ac.uk

Liz Sayce

Liz Sayce
JRF Practitioner Fellow
EmailL.Sayce@lse.ac.uk

 Visiting Fellows

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Dr Arun Advani
Visiting Fellow
Phone: +44 (0)24 765 23056
EmailA.Advani.1@warwick.ac.uk or economics@arunadvani.com

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Dr Katharina Hecht
Visiting Fellow
EmailK.Hecht@lse.ac.uk

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Dr David Hope
Visiting Fellow
Phone: +44 (0)2078488792
Emaildavid.hope@kcl.ac.uk

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Dr Jonathan Mijs
Visiting Fellow
Email: J.Mijs@lse.ac.uk

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Dr Tom Kemeny
Visiting Fellow
Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 1107
EmailT.Kemeny@qmul.ac.uk

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Dr Erica Lagalisse
Visiting Fellow and Postdoctoral Fellow
EmailE.Lagalisse@lse.ac.uk

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Dr Paul Segal
Visiting Fellow
EmailPaul.Segal@kcl.ac.uk

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Rana Zincir Celal
Visiting Fellow


Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme

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Dr Armine Ishkanian
Executive Director and Associate Professor at the Department of Social Policy
Phone: +44 (0)20 7955 7354
EmailA.Ishkanian@lse.ac.uk
Office: CBG 4.05

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Dr Sara Camacho Felix
Assistant Professorial Lecturer
EmailS.M.Camacho-Felix@lse.ac.uk
Office: CBG 4.07

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Katie Boulton
Programme Manager (Fellowship Experience)
Phone: +44 (0)20 7849 4612
EmailK.Boulton@lse.ac.uk
Office: CBG 4

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Asmaa Akhtar
Programme Manager (Global Engagement and Impact)
Phone: +44 (0)20 7849 4982
EmailA.Akhtar2@lse.ac.uk
Office: CBG 4

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Professor Beverley Skeggs
III Research Theme Convenor (Global Economies of Care) and AFSEE Academic Advisor
EmailB.Skeggs@lse.ac.uk

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Michelle Coates
Programme Assistant
Phone: +44 (0)207 849 4612
EmailM.Coates@lse.ac.uk
Office: CBG 4

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Karen Shook
Communications Officer
Phone: +44 (0)20 7106 1109
EmailK.M.Shook@lse.ac.uk
Office: CBG 4

 

III Research Committee

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Professor Tim Allen
Inaugural Director of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa; Professor in Development Anthropology in the 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

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Professor Catherine Campbell
Emeritus Professor, Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

Research interests: Social inequalities; global public health; international development; social change; human rights; gender.

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Dr Neil Cummins
Associate Professor, Department of Economic History

Research interests: Economic history; Demography; Social mobility.

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Dr Sam Friedman
Director of the MSc in Inequalities and Social Science at the International Inequalities Institute and Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology

Research interests: Social class; the ‘class’ pay gap; experience of social mobility; elites; cultural capital.

Luna Glucksberg

Dr Luna Glucksberg
Research Fellow, International Inequalities Institute

Research interests: Urban anthropologist, elites.

 

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Professor Ellen Helsper 
Professor in Digital Inequalities at the Department of Media and Communications

Research interests: Social and digital inequalities; new forms of inequality; and representations of inequality.

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Dr Jonathan Hopkin 
Associate Professor of Comparative Politics, Department of Government

Research interests: Political Parties and Elections; Redistribution and Inequality; Corruption; Decentralisation; Euro crisis.

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Dr Armine Ishkanian
Executive Director, Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme; Associate Professor, Department of Social Policy

Research interests: Civil society and social transformation; NGOs and social movements against inequality and austerity; gender inequality.

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Professor Gareth Jones
Director of Latin America and Caribbean Centre, Department of Geography and Environment

Research interests: Cities; Urban Inequality; Violence and Security; Youth; Urban Ethnography.

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Professor Naila Kabeer
Professor of Gender and Development, Department of Gender Studies

Research interests: Gender, poverty, social exclusion, labour markets and livelihoods, social protection and citizenship.

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Dr Insa Koch
Assistant Professor of Law and Anthropology,  Department of Law; Director of the Anthropology and Law Programm

Research interests: The state; class; criminal justice; welfare; austerity; political economy.

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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.

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Professor Camille Landais 
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics

Research interests: Public Finance; Labour Economics; Applied Microeconomics; Microeconometrics.

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Dr Neil Lee 
Associate Professor of Economic Geography,  Department of Geography and Environment

Research interests: Poverty; inequality and economic change in cities and regions.

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Professor Lucinda Platt
Professor of Social Policy and Sociology, Department of Social Policy

Research interests: Inequality; migration; ethnicity; gender; disability; social mobility; and identity.

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Dr Ania Plomien
Assistant Professor in Gender and Social Science, Department for Gender Studies

Research interests: Gender; inequalities; feminist political economy; production; social reproduction;work; employment

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Professor Mike Savage
III Director and Martin White Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology

Research interests: Social stratification, inequality, class.

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Professor Kirsten Sehnbruch
Distinguished Policy Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute

Research interests: Multidimensional indicators, social and labour policies, Latin America.

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Dr Alpa Shah
Associate Professor-Reader in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology

Research interests: India and Nepal; political and economic anthropology; the state; citizenship and revolutionary struggle; indigeneity; ethnicity.

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Professor Beverley Skeggs
III Research Theme Convenor and AFSEE Academic Advisor, AFSEE programme                                             

Research interests: Sociology; Inequality; Economics of Care; Gender; Class; Digital Rights.

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Professor David Soskice
Associate Professor-Reader in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology

Research interests: India and Nepal; political and economic anthropology; the state; citizenship and revolutionary struggle; indigeneity; ethnicity.

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Dr Andrew Summers
Assistant Professor in the Department of Law

Research interests: Tax law and policy; taxation of wealth; tax avoidance; political theories of inequality.

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Dr Chana Teeger
Assistant Professor in the Department of Methodology

Research interests: Inequality; Qualitative research methods; South Africa. 

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 Thomas Biegert

Assistant Professor of International Social and Public Policy

Research interests: Thomas does research on social inequalities, often with a focus on labour market inequality.


Dr Pawel Bukowski

Research Officer

Research interests: Labour markets


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 Charlotte Haberstroh

LSE Fellow in Public Policy and Comparative Politics in the Department of Government

Research interests: Politics of Education Policy, Comparative Political Economy.


Professor Ellen J. Helsper

Professor of Digital Inequalities in the Department of Media and Communications

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

Executive Director of the AFSEE programme and Associate Professor at the 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. 


Dr Eleni Karagiannaki

Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, CASE

Research interests: Poverty and multi-dimensional deprivation dynamics, Income and wealth inequality, Intergenerational transfers, Intergenerational mobility, Intra-household resource allocation and within household inequality.


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: Inequality, employment relations, 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 emography; 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.


Dr Isabel Shutes

Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy

Research interests: Migration, citizenship, social rights, work and care, inequalities and social divisions.


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 in the Department of Law

Research interests: Tax law and policy; taxation of wealth; tax avoidance; political theories of inequality.


Dr Chana Teeger

Assistant Professor in the 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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