Dr Nora  Waitkus

Dr Nora Waitkus

Research Officer

International Inequalities Institute

Room No
CBG 4.10
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English, German
Key Expertise
Inequality, Socio-economic stratification

About me

Nora Waitkus is a sociologist looking at inequality and socio-economic stratification in contemporary capitalist societies. She is mainly interested in exploring and explaining cross-national variation and institutional drivers of wealth inequality and concentration. Her work further deals with class position, wealth portfolios and wealth accumulation using quantitative approaches and longitudinal data.

Before joining LSE International Inequalities Institute as a postdoc, Nora has worked at the Research Centre on Inequality and Social Policy (SOCIUM) at the University of Bremen. She has earned degrees from the University of Hamburg and the Free University of Berlin. Prior to joining LSE, she has completed her Ph.D. at the University of Bremen and has been a visiting fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Expertise Details

Inequality; Socio-economic stratification


Waitkus, Nora and Olaf Groh-Samberg (2019). “The Space of Economic and Cultural Capital: A Latent Class Analysis for Germany. Blasius, J. et al. (ed.): Empirical Investigations of Social Space. Springer: 81-97.

Waitkus, Nora and Olaf Groh-Samberg (2018). “Beyond Meritocracy: Wealth Accumulation in the German Upper Classes.” Korsnes, O. et al. (ed.): New Directions in Elite Studies. Routledge: 198-220.

Groh-Samberg, Olaf, Nepomuk Hurch and Nora Waitkus (2018). “Dynamics of Social Inequality” (ed.) WSI-Mitteilungen, 71(5).

Groh-Samberg, Olaf, Nepomuk Hurch and Nora Waitkus (2018). “Status Competition and Social Segregation: Towards a joint analysis of two dynamics of inequality”. WSI-Mitteilungen, 71(5): 347-357.